Listen to eight academics reflecting on aspects of Gaelic Ireland and the Plantation of Ulster.
Dr. Raymond Gillespie, Lecturer in History, National University of Ireland, Maynooth
"The Plantation modernised Ulster society"
"The Plantation created a regional society in Ulster"
"Protestants regarded the Pope as the anti-Christ"
Dr. Hiram Morgan, History Lecturer, University College Cork
"The Gaelic lords had to mortgage their lands"
"The English colonisers wanted to Protestantise Ireland"
"Hugh O’Neill was once loyal to the Crown"
Nicholas Canny, Professor of History, National University of Ireland, Galway
"Hugh O’Neill felt his life was in danger"
"There were no colonial voices of dissent"
"Hugh O’Neill was oppressive and tyrannical"
Dr. John McCavitt, School Teacher, Abbey Grammar School, Newry
"The Plantation provoked the 1641 Rebellion"
"Sir Cahir O’Doherty’s rebellion shocked James I"
"The Crown’s PR exercise nearly backfired"