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A Weekend of Conversations With Special Guest Fintan O’Toole
Venue: Nenagh Arts Centre, Co. Tipperary
Date: Friday 27th – Sunday 29th September
The 1913 Lockout marked the beginning of a decade of change for Ireland, resulting in independence and the creation of a new state. The Lockout is widely seen as one of the seminal events in the creation of the new state.
100 years on from this most historic industrial conflict and five years on from a calamitous bank collapse, ‘From Lockout to Bailout: Sept 1913 – 2013’ will create ‘a weekend of conversations’, examining the challenges facing Ireland then and now; creating a space once again for new ideas to emerge.
Historians, authors, social activists and leading commentators will gather at Nenagh Arts Centre, Nenagh, Co Tipperary in September (27 – 29) for the weekend event with special guest Fintan O’Toole.
This commemorative event will also look to the future for the Republic, asking questions about the changing political, economic and societal landscape.
Other speakers throughout the weekend will include RTE’s Aine Lawlor; local award-winning author Donal Ryan, historian Catriona Crowe; Dr. Tom Collins; formerly of NUI Maynooth; Dr. Peadar Kirby, University of Limerick; Dr. Mary Murphy; NUI Maynooth; Orla Tinsley, health campaigner and Rev. Stephen Neill, Cloughjordan, as well as Mid-West Meitheal Co-operative.
This event is a ‘Nenagh Risings’ initiative founded by Gerry Coffey and Kathleen O’Meara. From Lockout to Bailout is the first of a series of commemorative events planned for the coming years to mark an era of revolution and evolution for Ireland throughout the 1910s.
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