Council hosts talk to mark the Land Border in Ireland – 100 Years On

21st March 2023

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Fermanagh and Omagh District Council is hosting a talk to mark 100 years since the introduction of the land border in Ireland.

The talk, ‘Land Border in Ireland – 100 Years On’, will take place on Saturday 25 March 2023 at 11.00 am in Enniskillen Castle. It will be delivered by author and historian Dr Cormac Moore, who will explore the effects of the customs border on many aspects of life on the island of Ireland.

For many in Ireland, the partition of the island only truly began with the establishment of the land border due to the arrival of customs barriers on 1 April 1923. This talk explores the impact of a land border.

Very little has been written on the effects of partition, the-day-to-day implications, and the complex ways that society, north and south, was truly and meaningfully affected. The talk will be based on Dr Moore’s book ‘Birth of the Border: The Impact of Partition in Ireland’.

Dr Cormac Moore has a PhD in History and a Masters degree in Modern Irish History from University College Dublin. He is an historian with Dublin City Council on its Decade of Commemorations Programme.

For further information on this free event or to book a place, please contact Enniskillen Castle T: (0) 28 6632 5000 or E:

This event has received financial support from Fermanagh and Omagh District Council’s Good Relations programme assisted by The Executive Office.