Monday 20 August 2012

Take in a Hedge School at the Electric Picnic

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The Electric Picnic takes place in Stradbally, Co. Laois in less than two weeks (Friday 31 August to Sunday 2 September) and there are two Hedge Schools scheduled for the weekend. Hedge Schools are lively round-table discussions with historians and well-known personalities, chaired by HistoryIreland editor Tommy Graham.

Saturday 1 September:
Racism and the Irish: perpetrators or victims?
Venue: Mindfield, (Leviathan tent). Time: 2:45pm
Mary Corcoran (Maynooth), Lar Joye (Nat. Museum), Angus Mitchell (Casement—life & times) and Hiram Morgan (UCC).

Sunday 2 September:
From the Liberty Boys to the Westies: gangs of Ireland
Venue: Mindfield, (Leviathan tent). Time: 2:45pm.
David Donnelly (ex-Black Catholics), Donal Fallon (UCD), John Gibney (History Ireland) and Niamh Hourigan (UCC).