Explore the lives of men, women and children living through war and revolution and social changes that made modern Ireland.
How do people experience war and revolution? How does political change, violence, total war, affect life in its most basic ways?
Looking at Ireland through war and revolution, this course considers these and other questions about Irish life between 1912 and 1923.
The course looks beyond the familiar names and the famous faces – the traditional histories can tell us about them. Instead, it explores how the events that shaped the nature of modern Ireland - the Great War, the Easter Rising, the Irish war of independence and civil war - were experienced by the people who lived through them or in spite of them.
Through videos, assignments and discussions, through innovative approaches, this course introduces you to the history of Ireland in one of its most tumultuous periods. Considering the choices of those who fought in all sorts of ways for all sorts of causes, looking at the continuities of everyday life, this course allows us to question our broader understanding of these years.
Looking at the intricate and complex tapestry of lives lived, often in the midst of chaos, we might begin to ask different questions of these years. Do we understand war better if we consider the motivations that took a single soldier to the front, whether that front was in Flanders or Dublin? Does our sense of the entire period change when we examine general social and cultural trends or when we investigate their effect on private lives?
Join this course as we begin to consider these and other questions.
100% TRADITIONAL ARAN HAND KNITS BY LEORIE The Year 2022 April 2022 Exclusive to the Burren Centre, Kilfenora, Co Clare. All knitwear is 100%Aran Wool Handknit. Nichola January Vincenzo age 5 Dolores January Sept/Oct 2021 Aran # 6. 100% Aran traditional Pullover. Aran # 8. Buttoned cardigan. Aran # 8. Buttoned cardigan long 100% hand-knitted Aran. Aran # 7. Black 100% Traditional Aran Cardigan. Commissioned. Sept 2021. CH. 100% Traditional ARAN HAND KNITS BY LEORIE From the Sunday Times Style Magazine and the website of Brunello Cucinelli Oct 2021
2019 A man goes to the local Local Council to apply for a job. The interviewer asks him, "Have you been in the armed services?" "Yes," he says, "I was in Bosnia for three years." The interviewer says, "That will give you extra points toward employment." He then asks, "Are you disabled in any way?" The guy says "Yes 100%... a mortar round exploded near me and blew my testicles off." The interviewer tells the guy, "OK. I can hire you right now. The hours are from 8:00 AM. to 4:00 PM. You can start tomorrow. Come in at 10:00 AM." The guy is puzzled and says, "If the hours are from 8:00am to 4:00pm then why do you want me to come in at 10:00am?" "This is a council job," the interviewer replies, "for the first two hours we sit around scratching our balls.......no point in you coming in for that." Thursday 28 February 2019 ANDALUCIA'S DAY FREE ADMISSION
Catch DJ Paul C Fridays 10-3 @ Lily’s Long Beach NY & Saturdays 10-3 @ The Mean Fiddler Times Square NYC if you're Irish come into the parlour there's a welcome there for you. Wildflowers coming into bloom in July 2021.