Hindsight 2020

Coming in March, a new history festival, Hindsight 2020.
20-22 March, The Courthouse, Kells

Hinterland is delighted to collaborate with The History Show on RTE Radio 1 in an exciting new venture, an annual festival of history, Hindsight. The first staging of the event, in the new Courthouse venue in Kells, will focus on aspects of the War of Independence. Four talks on Friday 20 March (from Frank Cogan, Liam McNiffe, Ultan Courtney, and Myles Dungan) sponsored by Meath County Council, under the auspices of the Decade of Centenaries, will deal with extra-judicial killings, the activities of the British military in Meath and the IRA leadership and fatalities in the county. The Friday programme will be free of charge to the public, but advance booking will be necessary. Over the weekend some of the foremost authorities on the War of Independence in the country (John Borgonovo, Linda Connolly, Andy Bielenberg, Padraig Óg Ó Ruairc, Catriona Crowe, Myles Dungan, and Liz Gillis) will explore wider issues of the Anglo-Irish War. These will include, 'The Disappeared', the Intelligence war, allegations of IRA ethnic cleansing, the controversial Dublin IRA attack on the Custom House in May 1921 and assaults on women by the IRA and the Crown forces. A panel discussion on Saturday 21 March will offer assistance to anyone who wants to use online resources to trace the activities of members of their extended families during the 1916-1923 period.

The programme on Friday 20 March is supported by Meath County Council and the Decade of Centenaries Programme 2012-2023

Historical wanted poster for Daniel Breen
Historical photograph of an soldier