Land Border in Ireland – 100 Years On

Fermanagh and Omagh District Council hosted an event ‘Land Border in Ireland – 100 years on’, in Enniskillen Castle on Saturday 25 March 2023.

The talk, delivered by renowned author and historian Dr Cormac Moore and facilitated by Mr Peter Osborne, was attended by a packed out audience. The wonderful presentation from Dr Moore on 100 years since the first customs post on the island of Ireland, was followed by great engagement in the Q & A session.

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. 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. This event, based on Dr Moore’s book ‘Birth of the Border: The Impact of Partition in Ireland’ provided an excellent opportunity for learning and reflection.

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.

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