From the outbreak of the Anglo-Irish war in 1919 to the Troubles, the Good Friday Agreement and concerns over the so-called Irish backstop in the long-running Brexit negotiations, the recent history of Ireland is characterised by violence and religious strife. Allan Mallinson discusses a divided country living with a fragile peace with historians Roy Foster and Heather Jones, and the historian, journalist and broadcaster Ruth Dudley Edwards (Aftermath: the Omagh bombing and the families’ pursuit of justice).


Town Hall, Baillie Gifford Stage

Cheltenham Town Hall is situated in Imperial Gardens in the centre of Cheltenham, around a 25 minute walk from Cheltenham train station.

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