Festival Schedule 2020


WEDNESDAY 22nd July | THURSDAY 23rd July | FRIDAY 24th July

WEDNESDAY 22nd July


9.45 am

Michael Fitzmaurice TD
Opening of the Festival

10.00 am

Maria Steen
The Sad Demise of the Moderate Man

10.50 am Tea/Coffee
11.20 am

Declan Ganley
Whither The Western World?
Is there a Future for The Western World?

12.10 pm

Kevin Myers
The Death of Journalism

1.00 pm Lunch
2.30 pm Afternoon Recital

Eileen Coyle (Soprano) and Frasier Hickland (Piano)
A Vision of Ireland

3.15 pm Gardens Open

Questions & answers to follow each talk

 

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THURSDAY 23rd July


10.00 am

Vincent Pierse
From Cloonyquin to the Clogherbrien:
Stories to warm your heart

10.30 am

Professor Patricia Casey
Percy French and the Changing Face of Ireland

10.50 am Tea/Coffee
11.30 am

Jayne Barry
Irish Watercolours

SEAN FREYNE 1935-2013

12.15 pm The Sean Freyne Memorial Lecture

Dr Fáinche Ryan
Politics, Truth, and Theology:
Conversations with Hannah Arendt

1.10 pm Lunch
2.30 pm Afternoon Recital

David Larkin
With a Toot on the Flute and a Twiddle on the Fiddle

3.15 pm Gardens open

Questions & answers to follow each talk

 

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FRIDAY 24th July


10.00 am

Professor Gerard Casey
How Free Should Free Speech Be?

10.50 am Tea/Coffee
11.20 am

Professor Ray Kinsella
This time it really is different:
why we need to build an alternative to Globalization

12.10 pm

Professor Gerard Casey & Kevin Myers
Presumption of Guilt?

1.00 pm Lunch
2.30 pm Afternoon Recital

Michael Banahan & Friends
As French as Dylan

3.15 pm Gardens open

Questions & answers will follow each talk

 

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