N. Antrim GAA presents Dr. Éamon Phoenix talk in Dunloy

January 10th, 2020 | Uncategorized

C.L.G. Aontroim Thuaidh – North Antrim G.A.A.

Presents

Dr Éamon Phoenix

‘The History of the Civil rights Movement in the North of lreland: From the Unionist State to the Troubles’

Dunloy Parish Centre, 17 Bridge Road, Dunloy, Ballymena, Co. Antrim, BT44 9AN

Saturday 18th January 2020

8.00pm

Tickets (Táille £5.00) on sale from North Antrim GAA clubs

This talk will briefly cover

  • the history of the Northern state from partition;
  • the Unionist state under Craigavon and Brookeborough;
  • the impact of the British Welfare State and 1947 Education Act on the Nationalist minority;
  • the 1956-62 campaign and how it caused a re-think among Republicans;
  • the rise of O’Neill and the emergence of the Civil Rights movement by the late 1960s;
  • the marches of 1968-69; the rise of Paisleyism;
  • the reaction of Westminster and Stormont to the Civil Rights Campaign;
  • the outbreak of the Troubles and the events of 1969-72