Parnell Summer School

This year the Parnell Summer School will take place from 11-15 August at Avondale House, Rathdrum, Co Wicklow.

The School will begin on Sunday 11th August with the Parnell Lecture:

Chair: Prof Donal McCartney

Dr Margaret Ward (Queen’s University Belfast) – Forging a feminist path: Anna Parnell and Irish political life


On Monday Dr Darragh Gannon (QUB) will discuss: Where in the world was the Irish Revolution? Power, politics, and the place of global commemoration.


(For more reading on this topic: this was the theme of History Ireland’s special commemorative series on the Irish revolution published in April. 

The Irish revolution, 1919-21: A global history, is edited by Tommy Graham, Brian Hanley and Fearghal McGarry. Featuring contributions from a host of scholars in the field, it focuses on placing the Irish revolution in global context, with two key themes: the impact of transnational factors on the revolution in Ireland;  and the impact of the Irish revolution beyond Ireland.

Available to buy here.)


On Wednesday the Keynote Lecture: 

Chair: Prof Pauric Travers

Dr David McCullagh (RTÉ) – Éamon de Valera


The full programme, cost, travel and accommodation details here.

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