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

Mary Kenny
Journalism a Despised Career?
Reflections on Five Decades in the Communications Trade

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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