Festival of History 2019: Robert Barton

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Richmond Barracks

Saint Michael's Estate

D08 YY05 Inchicore

Ireland

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Robert Barton: the Wicklow landlord who became a key player in the struggle for independence, 1918-1922

Lecturer: John Dredge

Robert Barton was a Wicklow landlord from a unionist background who was elected to the first Dáil as a Sinn Féin TD in December 1918 and played a key role in the struggle for independence that followed the election.

The time he spent as a British army officer in Richmond Barracks – where, following the 1916 Rising, he served as officer in charge of prisoners’ effects – had a profound effect on Barton’s development as an Irish nationalist.

The talk will explore the development of Barton’s political views, the impact of his time in Richmond Barracks, and the important roles he played in the independence struggle that followed.

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Richmond Barracks

Saint Michael's Estate

D08 YY05 Inchicore

Ireland

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