The Legacy of the Irish Border: Diarmaid Ferriter with Garrett Carr

Thursday 8 Oct 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

On Thursday 8th October at 7pm, join us as acclaimed historian Diarmaid Ferriter is interviewed by author Garrett Carr on the significant legacy and impact of the Irish Border since its creation almost 100 years ago.

The online event is part of a programme of events in conjunction with the Tower Museums latest exhibition 'Dividing Ireland - The Origins, Impact and Legacy of Partition'. Ahead of the webinar which will be hosted on Zoom, you are invited to send any questions on the topic in advance via the hashtag #DividingIreland.


About Diarmaid Ferriter

Diarmaid Ferriter is Professor of Modern Irish History at UCD. His books include The Transformation of Ireland 1900-2000 (2004), Judging Dev: A Reassessment of the life and legacy of Eamon de Valera (2007), Occasions of Sin: Sex and Society in Modern Ireland (2009), Ambiguous Republic: Ireland in the 1970s (2012), A Nation and not a Rabble: The Irish Revolution 1913-23 (2015), On The Edge: Ireland’s Offshore Islands, A Modern History (2018) and The Border: The Weight of a Century of Anglo-Irish Relations (2019). He is a regular television and radio broadcaster and a weekly columnist with the Irish Times. In 2019 he was elected a member of the Royal Irish Academy.

About Garrett Carr

Garrett Carr is the author of The Rule of the Land: Walking Ireland's Border (Faber & Faber, 2017). It was a BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week and shortlisted for the Stanford Dolman Travel Book of the Year award. Garrett has also created maps of Ireland's border region, which have been exhibited widely. He was born in Donegal and now lives in Belfast and is a Lecturer in Creative Writing in Queen's University.


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This event is part of the Understanding the Decade of Commemorations project, delivered by the Nerve Centre in partnership with the Tower Museum.The project is supported by the European Union’s PEACE IV Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB), match-funded by The Executive Office in Northern Ireland and the Department of Rural and Community Development in Ireland.