They presented the President with a copy of their book ‘Protestant and Irish, The Minority’s search for a place in independent Ireland‘. The book is a collection of exploratory essays edited by Ian d’Alton and Ida Milne, and looks at how southern Irish Protestants tried to come to terms with newly-independent Ireland after the state was formed, and how many attempted to fit in and ‘offer a method of living valuable to the State’.
The essays are from various perspectives of Protestant participants in Ireland – such as academics and students, working-class Protestants, revolutionaries, rural women, a landlord, and clerics, and it examines how they adjusted to the new State.
Dr Ida Milne teaches European History, in Carlow College, as part of our Arts and Humanities Degrees as well as part of our English and History Degree. find out more information about these degrees by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org
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