A Film Presentation of a discussion involving the Descendants of the Treaty Generation about the impact on Minorities 1921-1923
By Glencree Centre for Peace & Reconciliation at the RIA, Dublin 2
08/5/23: The Treaty Generation Descendant Group and Glencree Centre for Peace and Reconciliation held the launch of a short (25-minute) film in the Royal Irish Academy, Dublin 2 on Monday 8th May 2023. The film was edited from a Round Table Discussion on the sensitive and challenging experiences of “Minorities after the Treaty,” and was recorded in the Glencree Centre for Peace and Reconciliation earlier this year by descendants of the 1921 Treaty Generation.
In the film, five individuals, Mr Justice Bernard Barton, Dr Ida Milne, Bishop Paul Colton, and Richard Fawsitt who are descended from the 1921 Treaty Generation and are part of minorities in the Republic of Ireland, share their thoughts and experiences with host Will Devas, former Glencree CEO and an invited audience.
The purpose of the Round Table film is to tell the human stories of the individuals, families, and communities, without blame or judgement, in order to better understand their challenging times, some even traumatic in the last 100 years following the Civil War, and to assist with the process of reconciliation on our island now and into the future. They discuss what happened to Southern Unionists, Protestants, and other minorities following the Treaty in 1921.