89 Commemorating the Irish Civil War

On this episode of the Irish History Show we discussed the current commemorations of the Irish Civil War and how it is being remembered 100 years on. We covered:

  • How the  Irish Civil War is being commemorated (or not) 100 years on.
  • How the conflict is interpreted today – democrats vs dictators or the unfinished revolution?
  • The enduring mythology surrounding Michael Collins
  • The difficulty in commemorating 1922 in an all-Ireland context
  • How atrocities of that era can be remembered today.

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Intro / Outro music “Sliabh” from Aislinn. Licensed under creative commons from the free music archive.

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