Ireland Since 1798


Examines the history of Ireland from 1798 to the present. It investigates major developments in the social, cultural, political and economic history of the island from the United Irish Rising at the end of the eighteenth century to the early twenty-first century, including the creation of the state of Northern Ireland and ongoing attempts to secure a lasting peace there. Attention will also be paid to the vast emigration of Irish peoples across the globe, and the influence of the Irish abroad in shaping the contours of the last 200 years of Irish history.



Coursework Plus Exam

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Availability 2024

Semester 1


Lecturer(s) Professor Malcolm Campbell

Recommended Reading

Richard Bourke ed, Princeton History of Modern Ireland, Princeton, 2016.

Alvin Jackson, Ireland 1798-1998: War, Peace and Beyond 2nd ed., Chichester, 2010.

Fearghal McGarry, The Rising: Easter 1916, Oxford 2010.


HISTORY 270: 15 points


15 points at Stage I in History and 30 points passed


HISTORY 265, 365, 370