Bertie Ahern

Keynote Speaker

Former Taoiseach
Bertie Ahern

We are delighted to announce this year's keynote speaker will be Bertie Ahern.

He will give the address Towards a vision for a New Ireland in the current landscape.

Our Great Disconnect: The 16th Percy French Festival


Subject to Change

  • Former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern
  • Dr Tony McCarthy
  • Dr Margaret Daly-Denton
  • Dr Brian Griffin
  • Dr Michael Hardiman
  • Dr Eve Watson
  • Dr Pauric Travers
  • James Bradshaw
  • Dr Kevin Kiely
  • Pearse O’Shiel
  • Dr Pádraig Lenihan
  • Louise Lennon
  • Paul Healy


Subject to Change

  • Don Baker
  • Michael Banahan
  • Paul McDonald


Early Booking Special Offer

Each whole day covers:

  • Three / Four Lectures
  • Afternoon Recital
  • Tea / Coffee / Homemade Cakes
  • Wednesday €50
  • Thursday €65
  • Friday €50
  • Students €19

Ticket Office:

  • +353 (0)90 666 3794

Don’t miss out, Festival tickets sell out quickly!

The 16th Percy French Festival

Our Great Disconnect

17th, 18th, 19th July 2024

At Castlecoote House

The Percy French Festival 2024 acknowledges the major support of Excel Industries; Whyte’s; CastleAcre; C&F Quadrant Ltd; Davies Group; Hidden Ireland.

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