A Political History of the Two Irelands competition…

It’s not often we get free things to give away to our readers, but courtesy of Palgrave Macmillan we have a nice paperback copy of Brian M Walker’s excellent history of partition of the island and how identities shifted in both the north east and the south and west: as most of the territory that is now the Republic was once universally referred to.

  1. Which Catholic church in Fermanagh was part of the local Remembrance day ceremonies until the 1980s?
  2. When was divorce first made illegal in the south?
  3. Where was Dublin’s temporary cenotaph placed after the First World War?
  4. Which unionist politician in 1965 warned his colleagues that the unionist gerrymander of Derry City was no way to ‘maintain Ulster’?
  5. Who wrote: “when we say the Irish are much influenced by the past, we really mean that they are too influenced by Irish history, which is a different matter”?

Answers by email only to editor@sluggerotoole.com.

Winner will be the one with the most correct answers. If there’s a draw it will be determined by tie breaker/s. Competition closes at 5pm GMT tomorrow, Tuesday 21st February. Winner to be announced just as soon as we have one.

Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty