The Partition of Ireland: The Right Decision or the Wrong One?


Most of us will know something about the reasons for the push for the partition of Ireland. We know how horrific life was like at that time – the war of independence, the civil war and the chaos in the north. This will be your chance to decide if Michael Collins and Arthur Griffith and Edward Carson and James Craig were the right people for the job – perhaps they were not. We will study the events leading up to, and beyond, partition and discuss the consequences. Was it the right decision or the wrong one?





Code: CHH713
Time: 11:00-13:00
Start: 02/10/2024
Day: Wednesday
Price: £73.00
Duration: 8 weeks
Type: On Campus

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Clive Scoular,  MSSc 

From 1997 until 2005, Clive taught at the Institute of Lifelong Learning (the former Extra Mural Studies Department) on various Irish history topics. In recent years he has also taught at Stranmillis University College. He regularly takes groups of adults and students to Dublin to visit the Easter Rising sites there. He also gives talks to many historical societies and other groups throughout Northern Ireland and the Republic. In recent years he has been involved in lecturing to schools on the topic of Ireland during World War Two.

Clive is the author of many books to date including:

  • James Chichester-Clark, Prime Minister of Northern Ireland
  • In the Headlines; the Story of the Belfast Europa Hotel
  • Maeve de Markievicz; Daughter of Constance
  • John M. Andrews, Northern Ireland’s Wartime Prime Minister
  • Six Famous Sons of Killyleagh
  • The Lives of Ten Influential Irishwomen
  • Eight Fearless Irishmen
  • William Craig, his Life in Politics

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