Irish Ambassador to give lecture at Holloway’s London Met tonight

Abassador Dan Mulhall

Abassador Dan Mulhall - Credit: Archant

The Irish Ambassador to Great Britain will be in Holloway this evening to talk about a revolutionary decade in Irish History.

Daniel Mulhall was the first Irish Ambassador since 1946 to lay a wreath at London’s Cenotaph on Remembrance Sunday, marking a new phase in relations between Great Britain and Ireland.

The ambassador will formally launch the first autumn lecture at London Metropolitan University’s Irish Studies Centre which will is set to be held annually thereafter.

He will reflect on the decade between 1912 and 1922, when home rule legislation was agreed and Northern Ireland was established – either side of the First World War.

Dr Tony Murray, Director of the Irish Studies Centre at London Met, said: “We are very excited to welcome the Ambassador to talk about this fascinating period of history.

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“The lecture will appeal not only to students of Irish history but to anyone with an interest in the close but sometimes troubled relationship between our two islands.”

After studying literature and history, and receiving his PhD, Daniel Mulhall maintained his interest in Irish history, with a focus on the early 20th century. He became the Ambassador of Ireland to Great Britain in 2013 and has since then been contributing to the continuous improvement in the relationship between Ireland and the UK.

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The Irish Studies Centre at London Metropolitan University was the first of its kind in Britain. Founded in 1986, the Centre aims to promote Irish Studies and increase the understanding of the contribution that Ireland and Irish people in Britain have had on this country.

“The Irish government has historically played a key supportive role in the work the Centre,” added Dr Murray.

The free event starts at 6pm at the University in Holloway Road. Follow this link to register your attendance by 5pm..

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