Festival Schedule 2016


WEDNESDAY 6th July | THURSDAY 7th July | FRIDAY 8th July

WEDNESDAY 6th July


10.00 am Talk • Questions & Answers

Brian Griffin
Percy French: A Portrait of the Artist as a Cycling Journalist

10.45 am Tea/Coffee
11.15 am Lecture • Questions & Answers

Jane Maxwell, Curator of Manuscripts Library TCD
‘Dear Giddy Brat’, The letters of Edward Synge,
Bishop of Elphin, to his daughter Alicia, 1746–52

12.10 pm Lecture • Questions & Answers

Eugene McGee
From French, and other letters, to Twitter.
Have Irish people lost the great arts of talking,
writing, and personal communication?

2.30 pm Afternoon Recital

Michael Banaghan & The Castlecoote Ramblers
A Very French Seisiún

3.15 pm Gardens open

 

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THURSDAY 7th July


10.00 am Illustrated Lecture • Questions and Answers

Maureen Beary Ryan
Art and Letter Writting

10.45 am Tea/Coffee
11.10 am Lecture • Questions & Answers

Karina Melvin
The Irish & Sex: once backward, now forward.
But should we really be upside-down?

12.10 pm Lecture • Questions & Answers

The Sean Freyne Memorial Lecture
Kieran O’Mahony
St Paul among the Philosophers:
from Seneca to Giorgio Agamben

2.30 pm Afternoon Recital

Peader MacMahon and Friends
The Legacy of Percy French

3.15 pm Gardens open
8.00 pm Festival Talk at Roscommon County Library

Dr Brendan McEvoy
French’s Contribution to the Irish Literary Revival

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FRIDAY 8th July


10.00am Lecture • Questions & Answers

Dr Teresa O’Donnell
Sisters of the Revolutionaries:
Margaret and Mary Brigid Pearse

10.45am Tea/Coffee
11.10am Lecture • Questions & Answers

Alan Tongue
The Love Letters of Percy French

12.10 pm Lecture • Questions & Answers

Dr Anne Byrne
McBreen’s Heifer? Single Women in Story and Society

2.30 pm Afternoon Recital

The Mulligan Sisters
Musical Melodies

3.15 pm Gardens open

 

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