Full Programme for James Fintan Lalor Autumn School

Full Programme for James Fintan Lalor Autumn School
Express Reporter news@leinsterexpress.ie @laoisnews

The James Fintan Lalor Autumn School takes place this weekend. The programme is as follows:

Friday, October 30

7.30pm: Unfettered Man of Letters

Exhibition of Memorabilia pertaining to James Fintan Lalor

8pm: Official Opening of the James Fintan Lalor School 2016 (Theatre)

An Cathaoirleach, Tom Mulhall

Address by Chief Executive of Laois County Council, John Mulholland

Welcome by Michael Parsons, Chair of Laois Heritage Society

The Journey 1916 - 2016

Performance of Highlights from 2016 commemorative programme.

Featuring Music Generation Laois Harp Ensemble

9.30pm: Reception in the Mezzanine

Saturday, October 1

10am: Soap Box - Brendon Deacy, Artist

164 Years Later: James Fintan and Peter Lalor Reunited in 2016



Panel Debate: “1916: What are we remembering and why?”

Chair: Diarmuid Ferriter



Fergal McGarry, Professor of Irish History at Queen's University Belfast

Conor Brady, Columnist with the Sunday Times

Catriona Crowe, Head of Special Projects, National Archives of Ireland

Eve Morrisson, Historian and Author

12.45pm - 1.45pm


2pm: Soap Box: Lorraine Comer, Head of Education, the National Museum of Ireland

1916 Commemoratioin: A National Museum Viewpoint


History Ireland Hedge School

Panel Debate: Were the ideals of the 1916 Rising subsequently betrayed?

Chair: Tommy Graham, Editor, History Ireland


Robert Ballagh, Artist

Conor McNamara, NUI Galway 1916 Scholar in Residence

Mary McAuliffe, Author and Assistant Professor at UCD School of Women's Studies

Susan McKay, Director of the Glens Centre in North Leitrim


Reflection: Teddy Fennelly, Laois Heritag Society.