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Fermanagh and Omagh District Council – The Churches in Ireland from Plantation to Partition
22 September - 19:00 - 20:30Free
This free online event, organised by Fermanagh and Omagh District Council in partnership with Fermanagh and Omagh Interfaith group, will provide an opportunity to explore the roles of different church traditions in Ireland spanning over 400 years. It aims to offer new insights and an opportunity for constructive dialogue.
The talk will explore the background to the main Christian Churches in Ireland from the Plantation and Penal times to the twentieth century. It will focus particularly on the reactions of the main Irish Churches to such key issues as the Home Rule Question, the Great War, 1916 Rising, partition and the creation of Northern Ireland and the Irish Free State during 1920-22. It will examine the religious background of major figures such as Carson, Craig and Devlin and the role of the main Churches in shaping the two Irish states after 1922.