The Anglo–Irish Treaty of 1921–22 provoked one of the most consequential debates on the shape of our country ever to take place, and was the harbinger of civil war. We will have three eminent historians to discuss the Treaty debates, the people who spoke, and the implications of this extraordinary and passionate conversation which preceded the birth of the modern Irish state. They are Diarmaid Ferriter, Professor of Modern Irish History at UCD, and Anne Dolan, Associate Professor in Modern Irish History at TCD, who will be in conversation with Gearóid O’Tuathaigh, Professor Emeritus in History at NUI Galway.
These talks were recorded and available to watch on this page and on Galway International Arts Festival's YouTube channel. All First Thought Talks will be available to listen to on GIAF's First Thought podcast later this year.