November, 2020

24nov7:00 pm8:00 pmFree Online Talk: Lisburn - The Burnings, 1920Pearse Lawlor7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


(Tuesday) 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Online Talk

Online Talk

Event Details

Pearse Lawlor is an author and historian who has published widely on Lisburn, and the north, in the 1920s. His books include The Outrages 1920-1922: The IRA and the UIster Special Constabulary in the Border Campaign (2011) and Lisburn: A history of the catholic community of the parish of Blaris (2014). His 2005 book The Burnings 1920, was the first detailed examination of the murder of RIC DI Swanzy in August 1920, and the events which led to serious sectarian rioting and the burning of Catholic owned property in Lisburn throughout summer 1920.
In this talk, the author will tell the story of the Lisburn Burnings and their impact on the town.
The talks is free and will take place online via Zoom, our website and Facebook at 7pm. You will need to book a place via the links below, and an email with the link to join the Zoom meeting or the livestream will be sent out to attendees prior to the talks taking place.

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