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A whopping tome of almost 1,000 pages, featuring 100-plus expert contributors and over 300 maps, the Atlas of the Irish Revolution is as exciting a read as it gets for history buffs… and now you can pore over it in even greater detail.
The award-winning best-seller from Cork University Press is the anchor theme of a new exhibition at St. Peter’s Cork on North Main Street.
A collaborative partnership between University College Cork’s Geography and History Departments and St. Peter’s Cork, the exhibition continues at St Peter’s until the end of the year.
It’s a natural next step for the Atlas of the Irish Revolution; earlier this year RTÉ Cork made the book into a major documentary series The Irish Revolution with Cork’s own Cillian Murphy narrating (you can check it out in full on the RTÉ Player).
The exhibition brings to life the Atlas of the Irish Revolution book (available to purchase here at €59) and some of the pivotal moments in Irish history as they played out across the country. Topics touch on history, geography, art history, sociology and archaeology, intertwining the Cork perspective into the narrative of the events that occurred.
It also highlights the varying views and the different sides to the conflict from 1913 to 1923 through use of images and extended, informative panels.
A dedicated reading area allows visitors to explore the book itself. Visitors also have the opportunity to view the RTÉ Cork produced The Irish Revolution documentary directed by Ruán Magan and throughout the year, St. Peter’s Cork and UCC will host several thought-provoking talks on various themes from the book.
Admission is free. For help planning your visit, see the St Peter’s website.