Event: Irish History Circle presentation: Speaker – Brian Gillespie
Where: Celtic Club Offices, 420-424 William Street Melbourne 3003
When: Monday, August 20th @ 7.30 pm
Cost: Free entry
Today Sinn Féin is a formidable political party both sides of the border but what were its origins? Founded by Arthur Griffith who was inspired by events in central Europe.
What was his motivation? What were the original policies?
This organisation appealed to few Irish people in its
formative years. Along came 1916 and events driven by others. What if there had been no Easter Rising? What changed in the next six years?