Tuesday 12 April 2016

Irish Famine Summer School & Conference, 14-19 June

The full programme for the 2016 Irish Famine Summer School & Conference, which will be held 14th-19th June at Strokestown Park, County Roscommon, has been published.

This year's theme will be 'From Famine to Freedom', and the programme includes international and local historians exploring the movements of political, cultural and social change that paved the way for 1916 and the struggle for independence that followed.

In addition to the lectures, there are many cultural activities on the programme including visits to heritage attractions and musical outings, as well as a dramatisation of The Trial of Trevelyan (the man blamed by many for British inaction during the Great Famine).

Online booking for the conference is now open (one-, two-, three- and five-day options are available), as is booking for the conference dinner which features an dinner speech by RTE’s Myles Dungan.