Festival Schedule 2017

WEDNESDAY 5th July | THURSDAY 6th July | FRIDAY 7th July


9.45 am Introduction and Overview

Patrick Claffey

10.00 am Lecture • Questions & Answers

Sam Smyth
Award winning newspaper columnist

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

Michael McDowell SC SE
Former Attorney General & Minister for Justice

12.00 pm Lecture • Questions & Answers

Ivan Masina Ambassador of the Republic of Croatia
Croatia: 25 Years of International Recognition

2.30 pm Afternoon Recital

Michael Hurley & Kathy Eastwood
Essentially French

3.15 pm Gardens open


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10.00 am Lecture • Questions and Answers

Paul Connolly
Five Houses in South Roscommon that helped shape our national story: Rookwood, Mount Talbot, Castlecoote, Aughrane, Bushypark

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

Eoin Ó Broin TD
TD for Dublin Mid West

SEAN FREYNE 1935-2013

12.00 pm Lecture • Questions & Answers

The Sean Freyne Memorial Lecture
Patrick Claffey
John McHale, Liberation Theologian before his time

2.30 pm Afternoon Recital

Peader MacMahon & Friends
21st Century French

3.15 pm Gardens open


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FRIDAY 7th July

10.00am Lecture • Questions & Answers

Brian Griffin
Percy French: A Sceptical Observer of His World?
(as seen through the lens of his cycling journalism)

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

Iseult Honohan RIA
Challenges for the Republican Ideal in the 21st Century

12.10 pm Lecture • Questions & Answers

Dearbhail McDonald
The righting is in the rewriting: why the Third Republic needs a new Constitution

2.30 pm Afternoon Recital

Jack & Mac
Percy French meets Jack & Mac

3.15 pm Gardens open


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