On Wednesday 28 June 2017 St Patrick’s Church of Ireland, Slane, Co. Meath, presented the launch of a new volume of poems by Susan Connolly based on the life of Francis Ledwidge, entitled  The Orchard Keeper (Shearsman Books, 2017). The title refers to the orchard of Ledwidge’s close friend Matty Mc Goona’s orchard at Donoughmore, Navan.…

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On Monday 26 June 2017 Maynooth University hosted the second one-day symposium arising from the IRC funded ‘Revolutionary masculinities’ project. This explores the significance of concepts of masculinity and male identity in public life and political discourse during the revolutionary decade 1912-23. The symposium was held in the John Hume Board Room, 3rd Floor, John…

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On Monday 12 June 2017 the Institute of Irish Studies, Queen’s University Belfast, hosted the second symposium of the ‘Commemorating partition and Civil Wars in Ireland, 2020-23’ project, entitled ‘Commemoration and conflict in Ireland’. Speakers included Gavin Foster (Concordia) and Anne Dolan (TCD), and the event also incorporated a keynote lecture by Richard Kearney (Boston…

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