New Cultural Movements
 The culture of a country are some of the non-physical
characteristics that make a country distinc...
Anglicisation…
 This was the fear that Ireland was becoming more like
England every day – if we didn’t do something about...
A success?
Gaelic Athletic Association
 Set up by a Clare teacher named Michael Cusack in 1884
 As well as establishing a new sport...
Gaelic League
 Set up in 1893 by Douglas Hyde (who later became 1st
President of Ireland) and Eoin MacNeill. Wanted to en...
The Literary Revival
 WB Yeats and other poets and playwrights began writing plays
about Irish topics in the 1890s – up t...
New Political Movements
 Sinn Fein – set up in 1905 by Arthur Griffith. Same party is still
in existence today (current l...
Labour Movement
 For many poor people it did not matter if Ireland was free or
not – they just wanted their living condit...
Trade Unionists
 Other Socialists, like Jim Larkin wanted workers to form Trade
Unions. A trade union is a group of worke...
Police attacking Strikers in Dublin,
1913
Feminists
 At the beginning of the 20th Century women had no right to
vote in Ireland – Feminists wanted to change that.
...
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New movements in Ireland - The Buildup to the 1916 Rising

  1. 1. New Cultural Movements  The culture of a country are some of the non-physical characteristics that make a country distinctive. Some examples are:  Language  Sport  Religion  Traditions  Art and Literature  Dress
  2. 2. Anglicisation…  This was the fear that Ireland was becoming more like England every day – if we didn’t do something about it we would be unfit to govern ourselves  Most Unionists had no problem with this but Nationalists didn’t like it and set up organisations to halt the spread of English Influence  Did they succeed?
  3. 3. A success?
  4. 4. Gaelic Athletic Association  Set up by a Clare teacher named Michael Cusack in 1884  As well as establishing a new sport, it gave Irish men (always men at this time) a chance to run a national organisation democratically Michael Cusack
  5. 5. Gaelic League  Set up in 1893 by Douglas Hyde (who later became 1st President of Ireland) and Eoin MacNeill. Wanted to end the decline in people speaking the Irish language  It was also felt that Protestants and Catholics could cooperate to revive the language – wishful thinking!  The Organisation published a paper called An Claidheamh Soluis (Sword of Light) promoting the Irish Language  Still in existence today Eoin MacNeill
  6. 6. The Literary Revival  WB Yeats and other poets and playwrights began writing plays about Irish topics in the 1890s – up to this point most plays were about English issues and topics (e.g. Shakespeare)  Yeats helped Lady Gregory set up the Abbey Theatre in 1904 – at last Ireland had a theatre dedicated to promoting Irish plays  Most famous play was The Playboy of the Western World – riots broke out in Dublin when it was first performed!
  7. 7. New Political Movements  Sinn Fein – set up in 1905 by Arthur Griffith. Same party is still in existence today (current leader is Gerry Adams)  “Sinn Fein” means “ourselves alone” – wanted independence from Britain but at the beginning was committed to peaceful means (no IRA around in 1905).  Thought Irish people should just set up their own Parliament in Dublin and ignore the British  Willing to keep the King as head of state so Unionists would feel comfortable in an independent Ireland. Gerry Adams
  8. 8. Labour Movement  For many poor people it did not matter if Ireland was free or not – they just wanted their living conditions to improve  There were people who wanted to end the poverty that affected these people – they were known as Socialists  Some Socialists wanted to have a revolution to get rid of the old system – James Connolly was one of these people  Statue of Connolly near Connolly Station
  9. 9. Trade Unionists  Other Socialists, like Jim Larkin wanted workers to form Trade Unions. A trade union is a group of workers who act together to improve their wages and living conditions.  Larkin set up the ITGWU to work for better wages. Workers then went on strike (stopped working) to force their employers to grant a pay rise  Biggest strike – 1913 lockout  Connolly formed Irish Citizen Army to protect Workers from police attack
  10. 10. Police attacking Strikers in Dublin, 1913
  11. 11. Feminists  At the beginning of the 20th Century women had no right to vote in Ireland – Feminists wanted to change that.  Hanna Sheehy Skeffington was the most prominent feminist. She campaigned for “suffrage” – the right to vote  Peaceful and violent protests were used to give people the right to vote.  Voting rights was finally granted to women in 1918 after World War 1.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9qI34r3Nqk

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