UCD to host national conference as part of the State’s Decade of Centenaries programme,
marking 100 years since the foundation of the Irish state
2-3 December 2022
Speakers include distinguished academics Prof. Brigid Laffan, Prof. Diarmaid Ferriter, Hon Mr. Justice
Gerard Hogan (Supreme Court), Permanent Representative of Ireland to the OECD, UNESCO Ambassador
Gerard Keown, Prof. Mary E. Daly, Ambassador of Finland to Ireland Raili Lahnalampi, and many more.
● Friday 2 December: UCD O’Reilly Hall
● Saturday 3 December: UCD FitzGerald Debating Chamber
● Format: Hybrid. In-person, and streaming online
● All are welcome. Tickets are free but pre-booking is essential, register *here*
On Friday 2 and Saturday 3 December 2022 UCD will host a national conference as part of the State’s
Decade of Centenaries programme, marking 100 years since the foundation of the Irish State.
This major two-day conference seeks to explore the process of state formation amid an ongoing civil
war, uncertainty over the future of the border with Northern Ireland, the evolution of the institutions of
the state since 1922, and the challenges that state, society, and citizenry faced a century ago.
The aim of this conference is to inform and stimulate wider public discourse on this key event in the
history of Irish independence and statehood.
A simultaneous English-Irish and Irish-English translation will be available for the duration of the
conference, for both in-person and online attendees. All are welcome.
The full programme is available *here*.
The conference is funded by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media and