Old Drogheda Society
Event: Twenty-sixth Desmond Greaves Annual School 2014
Date: 12-14 September 2014 September 11, 2014
Venue: The Ireland Institute, 27 Pearse Street, Dublin 2
Friday 12 September at 7:30pm, The Ideology of Remembrance – Ireland and the First World War
Chair: Tommy Graham - Historian, Editor and founder of History Ireland magazine.
Brian Hanley - Historian, author of A Documentary History of the IRA, 1916-2005 and (with Scott Millar) The Lost Revolution.
Michael Quinn - Historian, has recently completed a doctorate on Irish-Soviet relations and is currently specialising in Ireland and the First World War.
Saturday 13 September at 11:00am, The Good Friday Agreement today
Chair: Peter Bunting - Assistant General Secretary ICTU, with responsibility for co-ordinating the Trade Union Movement in Northern Ireland.
Anne Cadwallader - Journalist, case worker with The Pat Finucane Centre for Human Rights, author of Lethal Allies: British Collusion in Ireland.
Tom McGurk - Broadcaster, Sunday Business Post columnist.
Declan Kearney - National Chairperson, Sinn Féin.
Saturday 13 September at 2:30pm, Politics and the physical force tradition in Ireland
Chair: Ruán O’Donnell - Historian, University of Limerick, author of Special Category: The IRA in English Prisons, Vol. 1: 1968-1978 and other books.
Tommy McKearney - Socialist republican, participant in the 1980 H-Block hunger strike, Author of The Provisional IRA: From Insurrection to Parliament, Northern organiser for the Independent Workers Union.
Eoin Ó Murchú - Journalist, longtime campaigner for Irish sovereignty.
Mícheál MacDonncha - Sinn Féin Councillor Dublin City Council; former editor of An Phoblacht, author of Sinn Féin, A Century of Struggle.
Sunday 14 September at 11:00am, Imperialism and the national question in Ireland
Chair: Mary Cullen - Historian, author of recently published Telling It Our Way: Essays In Gender History.
John Foster - Joint author Red Papers on Scotland; Emeritus Professor, Social Sciences, West of Scotland University; Secretary, Scottish Campaign against Euro-Federalism.
Kevin McCorry - People’s Movement, former organiser NICRA.
Patricia McKenna - People’s Movement, former MEP for Dublin.
Sunday 14 September at 2:30pm, Unionism and the Way Forward
Chair: Helena Sheehan - Professor Emeritus, Dublin City University; author of Irish Television Drama, A Society and its Stories.
Professor Peter Shirlow - Deputy Director, Institute for the Study of Conflict Transformation and Social Justice, Queen’s University Belfast.
Linda Ervine - Irish Language Development Officer for East Belfast; sister-in-law of the late David Ervine.
Owen Bennett, Writer and commentator.
For further information, contact Frank Keoghan, Director, at 087–2308330.
Old Drogheda Society - History, Archaeology & HeritageMillmount, Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland. Tel. 041-9833097