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.
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