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Study Groups and Lectures: The Irish Experience: Key Moments from 1921 to Present


This study group will explore the Irish experience in Dublin, Belfast and Montreal after the partition of the island in 1921 into Northern Ireland and the Irish Free State ("Ireland" since 1937). We'll examine how, since Partition, the Irish people have lived divided politically, and their evolving relationship. We'll also look at Irish immigration to Quebec and how it has influenced the uniqueness of this province. Topics for discussion might include: the "Troubles," the Good Friday Agreement, Belfast political murals, Ireland in World War II, the feminist movement, the Celtic Tiger, Irish immigration to Quebec, Grosse Isle, Irish culture and organizations in Quebec.

Participants are expected to make a 20- to 25-minute presentation on one of the suggested (or related) topics. The list of topics will be available at the office and on line by the end of December. The moderators will provide support, suggestions and references.


Moderators: Audrey Speck and Mary Ann Mongeau

To register by mail or in person: Pay for your membership ($100) and any lectures ($7 each) with a single cheque payable to McGill University. Cash is not accepted. To register online: You have the option to use Internet banking. You can set up McGill University as a payee with your bank. You may also register for a lecture at the door (the fee is $10) on the day of the lecture. We recommend that you contact the office beforehand to check if space is available. Lectures are non-refundable. Full details:

Date and Time

Tuesday, January 15, 2013 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM


2nd Floor - 688 Sherbrooke West
Montreal, Quebec, H3A 3R1


November 23, 2012 to January 15, 2013


General $10.00 CAD  


Event Registrar
Phone: 514-398-8234