Revolution in Modern Ireland
Dublin City University
Area of Study
History, Irish Culture
Taught In English
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits2
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units3
Hours & Credits
This modules explores the politics of Ireland in the years 1900 to 1923, a period of profound political instability marked by protest, war (on the island and in Europe) and revolution. The students will assess the chain of events that witnessed the establishment of an independent Irish state within the British Empire and the partitioning of the island. They will examine the conflicts that developed within Ireland, while placing these in their British, European, imperial and global contexts. The students will assess the influence of polticial ideologies upon change in Ireland, including nationalism, republicanism, unionism, syndicalism, female suffragism, liberalism, and imperialism. In doing so the students will engage with a wide range of primary and secondary sources, including digitised primary material.
1. Demonstrate a knowledge of the key events in Ireland in the years 1900 to 1923 and their relationship to events beyond the island.
2. Exhibit an understanding of the key movements and ideologies that influenced change in Ireland during those years.
3. Critically engage with primary and secondary sources so as to develop an understanding of the various and changing interpretations of events.
4. Assess aspects of change in Ireland during this period supported by the relevant academic sources.
5. Interrogate how this period in Irish history is remembered and commemorated.