25th March: 5.00pm
The Birth of the Border:
The Impact of Partition in Ireland, with Cormac Moore.
The 1921 partition of Ireland had huge ramifications for almost all aspects of Irish life and was directly responsible for hundreds of deaths and injuries, with thousands displaced from their homes and many more forced from their jobs. Two new justice systems were created with both jurisdictions adopting wholly different approaches to economic and social issues; and major disruptions were caused in crossing the border, with invasive checks and stops becoming the norm.
In this online talk, Cormac Moore will discuss the actual effects of partition, the-day-to-day implications, and the complex ways that society, north and south, was truly and meaningfully affected.
Dr Cormac Moore is an historian with Dublin City Council on its Decade of Commemorations Programme. He has a PhD from De Montfort University in Leicester. He is the author of Birth of the Border: The Impact of Partition in Ireland (2019), The Irish Soccer Split (2015, republished in paperback format in 2021), and The GAA v Douglas Hyde: The Removal of Ireland’s First President as GAA Patron (2012).
Find out more: @cormacmoore