Festival Schedule 2019


WEDNESDAY 10th July | THURSDAY 11th July | FRIDAY 12th July

WEDNESDAY 10th July


9.45 am

Dr Kristina Varade
Charles Lever and Anglo-Irish Leave Taking

10.10 am

Paul Gunning
Gaelic Half-Sovereignty and a Fistful of British Paper Bullets:
Farewell to Ireland’s Monetary Freedom, 1919–1929

10.35 am

Dr Éamonn Costello
The Difficulty of Leaving, and the Impossibility of Return:
How internalised negative irish stereotypes, and anglocentricism shaped the presentation of Irish language song within the Oireachtas na Gaeilge festival (1875–1924)

11.00 am Tea/Coffee
11.20 am

Richard Loosbrock and Niall O’Dwyer
Irish and labour activism in Colorado’s mines, 1880–1905

11.45 am

Dr Brian Griffin
Leaving the Irish Police:
The Dublin Metropolitan Police and Royal Irish Constabulary

12.10 pm

Professor R V Comerford
Charles Villiers Stanford (1852–1924) as a cultural leaver

12.55 pm Lunch
2.30 pm Afternoon Recital

Viva Voce Festival Chorus of New York City
Turn the World Around: Songs across the Sea

3.15 pm Gardens open

Questions & answers to follow each talk

 

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THURSDAY 11th July


9.45 am

Peter Kao
Leaving/returning home in James Macpherson’s Fragments of Irish Poetry and critical influence in Ireland

10.10 am

Alexander Jones
‘Farewell, my country, and in perpetuum . . .’
Louis MacNeice’s valedictions

10.35 am

Dr Celia Brayfield
The uncompromised authority: How the reception of Edna O’Brien’s autobiographical novels demonstrated the dilemma of the Irish writer

11.00 am Tea/Coffee
11.20 am

Mary Kenny
Why Ireland was a Catholic country–and why it no longer is

SEAN FREYNE 1935-2013

12.05 pm The Sean Freyne Memorial Lecture

Professor Vincent Twomey
How European is the European Union?

1.00 pm Lunch
2.30 pm Afternoon Recital

Castlecoote Ramblers
To be advised

3.15 pm Gardens open

Questions & answers to follow each talk

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FRIDAY 12th July


9.45 am

Dr Kayla Rose
The Art of Staying in Touch
Irish Greeting Cards at Home and Abroad, 1866–1895

10.10 am

Dr Paddy Fitzgerald
Derry mountains no more: Irish migrant departures in historical context

10.35 am

Conor Heffernan
Free from British influence: Sokol and army training in 1930s Ireland

11.00 am Tea/Coffee
11.20 am

Dr Paul McLaughlin
Auto-philosophical reflections as an Irish exile

11.45 am

Dr Gerard Moran
From Great Famine to Great Exodus: Leaving home, but remaining Irish

12.30 pm Lunch
2.30 pm Afternoon Recital

The Donoghue Brothers
Title to come

3.15 pm Gardens open

Questions & answers will follow each talk

 

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