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27-29 September 2018: Douglas Hyde Conference: ‘People, place & time: Converging histories’, Ballaghederreen, Co. Roscommon

From Thursday 27 September to Saturday 29 September 2018 the thirtieth Douglas Hyde Conference will in Ballaghaderreen, Co Roscommon. The conference was established in 1988 in honour od Douglas Hyde (1860-1949), co-founder of Conradh na Gaeilge (The Gaelic League) and first president of Ireland. The theme of this year’s conference is ‘People, places & time: Converging histories’, and the conference has a particular focus on the centenary of events in 1918, such as the decline of Home Rule, the anti-conscription campaign, the end of the First World War, the Spanish Flu pandemic, women suffrage and the December 1918 general election. It will also focus the 125th anniversary of the foundation of Conradh na Gaeilge. Speakers will include Sinead McCoole (DCHG), Ronan McGreevy (Irish Times), Ida Milne (Carlow), Margaret Ward (QUB) and Pauric Travers (DCU).

The conference will take place in a number of locations in and around Ballaghaderreen. The conference fee is €30, with a concession price of €15 for students, senior citizens and the unwaged.  The conference fee includes full entry to conference, lunch and tea/coffee. Accommodation is not included. Attendance at individual lectures (excluding lunch) is also available at a cost of €10 per lecture.

For booking details contact Deirdre O’Gara on 087 7823751/ dogara@roscommoncoco.ie. For further information on the conference contact Richie Farrell on 087 0556562/amgrf1@outlook.com.

Download the full conference brochure (including schedule and details of speakers).

From Century Ireland: Irish nationalists out on show of unity in Ballaghderreen.

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