‘The Other Civil War’

‘The Other Civil War’ Zoom Talk With Myles Dungan (RTÉ History Show)

County Kildare Decade of Commemorations are hosting an online talk by Myles Dungan (RTÉ History Show) on Thursday 20th April at 7PM. Titled ‘The Other Civil War’, this talk centres on the relatively unknown story of the hated land seizures of 1919-23. Free State legislation in 1923 allowed the Land Commission to compulsorily purchase landlord estates, while the Special Infantry Corps were given wide-ranging powers to clear squatters and break strikes.

Register for this online talk here: http://bit.ly/3FUm7CC or email localhistory@kildarecoco.ie


Myles Dungan holds a PhD in History from Trinity College, Dublin (2012). He is the presenter of The History Show on RTÉ Radio 1, and has authored many books on 19th century Irish history and the Great War. His latest book is Four Killings (2021). Twice a Fulbright scholar, he is also Programme Director of  the Hinterland Festival.

This talk is supported by County Kildare Decade of Commemorations Committee & The Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media under the Decade of Centenaries 2012-23 initiative.