Who Fears to Speak of '98: Commemoration and the continuing impact of the United Irishmen

Who Fears to Speak of '98: Commemoration and the continuing impact of the United Irishmen

by Peter Collins
     
 

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The Rebellion of 1798 was one of the most crucial events in modern Irish history, and the bicentenary commemorations throughout Ireland in 1998 provided much new understanding of an issue that has, down the years, been as divisive as it has been formative.

Peter Collins provides here an absorbing and sensitively handled account of the changing nature of how the

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The Rebellion of 1798 was one of the most crucial events in modern Irish history, and the bicentenary commemorations throughout Ireland in 1998 provided much new understanding of an issue that has, down the years, been as divisive as it has been formative.

Peter Collins provides here an absorbing and sensitively handled account of the changing nature of how the rebellion has been commemorated over the last 200 years. The author has adopted something of a 'warts and all' approach: resentment within Unionist and Loyalist communities and the hostility of the Catholic Church are covered equally.

A particularly helpful feature of this book is the detailed almanac it provides of the commemorative bicentary events held throughout the island of Ireland in 1998. They were notable not only for the quality of their output but also, encouragingly, for their inclusivity. For the most part, this time commemoration of '98 was an activity in which people found a common purpose rather than the source of divisiveness it had tended to be in years gone by.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781908448323
Publisher:
Ulster Historical Foundation
Publication date:
01/24/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
208
File size:
3 MB

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The Rebellion of 1798 was one of the most crucial events in modern Irish history, and the bicentenary commemorations throughout Ireland in 1998 provided much new understanding of an issue that has, down the years, been as divisive as it has been formative.

Peter Collins provides here an absorbing and sensitively handled account of the changing nature of how the rebellion has been commemorated over the last 200 years. The author has adopted something of a 'warts and all' approach: resentment within Unionist and Loyalist communities and the hostility of the Catholic Church are covered equally.

A particularly helpful feature of this book is the detailed almanac it provides of the commemorative bicentary events held throughout the island of Ireland in 1998. They were notable not only for the quality of their output but also, encouragingly, for their inclusivity. For the most part, this time commemoration of '98 was an activity in which people found a common purpose rather than the source of divisiveness it had tended to be in years gone by.

Meet the Author

Peter Collins is Senior Lecturer in History at St Mary's University College, Belfast. He is Secretary of the United Irishmen Commemoration Society (UICS) in Belfast.

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