Hedge Schools

LogoWEBEditor Tommy Graham will be hosting a series of History Ireland Hedge Schools, lively round-table discussions with historians and well-known personalities. If you are a local history society, or a parish priest, vicar or imam with access to a local hall, and are interested in setting up such an event, why not get in touch and we can discuss the logistics. Pod casts and videos of these events will be posted here as they become available.

 

Next History Ireland Hedge Schools

@ National Library, Kildare Street

Tues 13 May 7pm

Brian Boru, Imperator Scotorum: myth & reality

Sean Duffy, Pat Wallace, Clare O’Halloran, Denis Casey

 

@ History Festival of Ireland, Huntington Castle, Clonegal, Co. Carlow

Sat 7 June

History and imagination

Kevin Whelan, Stephen Rea, Eoin Colfer, Grace Dyas

Sun 8 June

Show bands, beat bands & ballads: youth culture of the ‘60s & ‘70s

Carole Holohan, John Ryan (ex-Granny’s Intentions), Niall Toner, Donal Fallon

 

@ Universities Ireland public conference, Belfast City Hall

Sat 14 June 3.30pm

The road to war

Senia Paseta, Colin Reid, Margaret Ward, Timothy Bowman

 

@ Verbal Arts Centre, Bishop Street Within, Derry

Sat 21 June 7.30pm

Protestant republicans & Catholic royalists: legacies of the Glorious Revolution

Sylvie Kleinman, Breandán MacSuibhne, Ian McBride, Hiram Morgan

 

@ Byrne/Perry Summer School, Gorey, Co. Wicklow

Sun 29 June 11am

Ireland and the legacy of the Great War

Edward Madigan, Padraig Yeates, Ida Milne

 

@ Wood Bros Café, Féile Brian Boru, Killaloe, Co. Clare

Sat 5 July 7pm

Brian Boru: Imperator Scotorum or local warlord?

Seán Duffy, Pat Wallace, Cathy Swift, Donnchadh Ó Corráin

 

Podcasts and videos of previous Hedge Schools available @ www.historyireland.com/hedge

 


Latest Audio Uploads

Before Banna: politics, society & sport in Kerry 1912–1916


Roger Casement’s landing and arrest at Banna Strand has assured Kerry a place in the narrative (and song) of the 1916 Rising. The county was equally prominent in the War of Independence and in the Civil War, which was particularly bitter in the county. But what was happening before 1916? Was Kerry always a bastion of republicanism (or of Gaelic football)? What was the level of support for the Irish Parliamentary Party or British Army recruitment? To discuss these and related matters join History Ireland editor, Tommy Graham, in a lively round table discussion with:

Richard McElligott (Forging a Kingdom: the GAA in Kerry 1884–1934)

John Borgonovo (UCC)

Padraig Óg Ó Ruairc (OPW)

Tim Horgan (The Men Will Talk To Me: Kerry interviews by Ernie O’Malley)

and Tommy Graham

Opening address by Jimmy Deenihan TD, Minister for Arts Heritage and the Gaeltacht

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‘To hell or to Kimmage’: planning outcomes of the 1913 Church Street disaster

National Library, Kildare Street, Tuesday 21 Jan 7pm

Panel: Ellen Rowley, Ruth McManus, Mary Daly and Chris Corlett with Tommy Graham

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Volunteers 1913: two traditions or one?


@ Belfast City Hall, Tues 10 December 6pm

Lar Joye, Michael Laffan, Timothy Bowman, Philip Orr

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Ballyshannon & the Erne scheme: dammed or damned?


@ Allingham Festival, Ballyshannon, Abbey Centre, Sat 9 Nov 5.30pm

Tommy Graham with Brian Drummond, Michael Kennedy, Jonathon Bardon, Pauraic Travers

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RT+MK+TGJFK, Ireland and the world

Hedge School at the National Library, 22 October.

Speakers: Ryan Tubridy, Robert Schmuhl , Michael Kennedy and Carol Holohan

 

 

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Dancing by the sea: the rise and fall of the showband scene

recorded on 17 August @Heritage Festival, Kitchen Bake (old Methodist Hall)

Tommy Graham in the Chair with Pascal Mooney, Marc Geagan, Gerry Gallagher, Charlie McGettigan

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JFK in Ireland: style or substance?

@ the Electric Picnic, Stradbally, Co. Laois Sun 1 Sept 2.45pm

Michael Kennedy, Donal Fallon, Carole Holohan, Brian Hanley

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History Ireland Hedge School – Dún Laoghaire

History Ireland Hedge School @ 1913 Centenary Weekend, Assembly Room, Rathdown County Hall, Dún Laoghaire Sat 24 Aug 2.30pm

Looking at the Lockout Tommy Graham in the chair with Padraig Yeates, Eamon McCann, Brian Hanley, Ann Matthews

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History Ireland Hedge School – Famine

History Ireland Hedge School @ the History Festival, Duckett’s Grove, Co. Carlow

recorded Sat 15 June The Famine: a series of unfortunate events or genocide?

Tommy Graham in the chair with Robert Ballagh, Meredith Meagher, Mike Murphy and Conor McNamara

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History Ireland’s 20th Anniversary Hedge School

‘Too many histories . . .’? surveys of the past generation

Recorded at the Royal College of Physicians, Kildare Street, Dublin 2 (in association with the Irish Association and Dept. of Foreign Affairs) on 16 May 2013.

Ireland’s leading historians discussed the major narrative histories of the past generation.

Joe Lee (Ireland 1912–1985: Politics and Society, 1990), Éamon Phoenix (Northern Nationalism: Nationalist Politics, Partition and the Catholic Minority in Northern Ireland 1890–1949, 1994), Diarmaid Ferriter (The Transformation of Ireland 1900–2000, 2004), and Mary Cullen (Telling It Our Way: Essays in Gender History, 2013)

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Strumpet City: was it like that?

‘One City, One Book’,

Recorded at the Gilbert Library, Pearse Street Sat. 27 April, 3.45pm

with Francis Devine, Ann Matthews, D.R. O’Connor Lysaght & Niamh Puirséil

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Genealogy: what does it think it is?

The National Library, Kildare Street, Wednesday 6 February 2013.

With Brian Donovan (findmypast.ie), Fiona Fitzsmons (Eneclann), John Grenham (Association of Professional Genealogists in Ireland) and Michael Merrigan (Genealogical Society of Ireland)

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Ulster Covenant 1912: an exercise in democracy or reaction?

The National Library, Kildare Street. Wed. 28 Nov 2012 with Peter Collins (St Mary’s Belfast), Tom Hartley (Sinn Féin), Brian Kennaway (Irish Association) and Philip Orr (New perspectives: politics, religion and conflict in mid-Antrim)

Click HERE to listen to this lively discussion

Peter Collins (St Mary’s Belfast), Tom Hartley (Sinn Féin), Brian Kennaway (Irish Association) and Philip Orr (New perspectives: politics, religion and conflict in mid-Antrim)

Ballyshannon, the Border and the Board: the past 100 years

Recorded at @ The Allingham Arts Festival, Abbey Arts Centre, Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal. Sat. 10 Nov.

With Anthony Begley (Ballyshannon: genealogy and history), Marc McMenamin(journalist) and Joe O’Loughlin (Voices of the Erne Corridor)

Click HERE to hear an audio of this Hedge School

The Beautiful Game or the Garrison Game

Recorded at Phizzfest, community arts festival, at Dalymount Park, the Home of Irish Football

Donal Fallon (Come Here To Me blog), Brian Trench (Media Officer, Bohemian FC), Tommy Graham (History Ireland), Paul Rouse (sports historian, UCD), and David Toms (Waterford supporter & UCC) address the topic of ‘The Beautiful Game or the Garrison Game?’. This was a very well-attended History Ireland hedge school at Phizzfest, community arts festival, at Dalymount Park, the Home of Irish Football. The event took place in the Jodi Stand’s Block G on Saturday’ afternoon of September 8th 2012.

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Recorded by Andy Donlan for Bohemian Football Club.

Home Rule: lost opportunity or sell-out?

Recorded at the National Library, Kildare Street

With Brian Hanley, Dermot Meleady (Redmond: the Parnellite), Margaret O’Callaghan (QUB) and Padraig Óg Ó Ruairc (UL)

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Remembering the Ulster Covenant

Recorded at the Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal

with Brian Kennaway (Irish Association), Éamon Phoenix (Stranmillis), Margaret O’Callaghan (QUB) and Pádraig Óg Ó Ruairc (Uni. of Limerick).

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History Ireland at Electric Picnic 2012, No.1

‘Racism and the Irish: perpetrators or victims?’ Click here to hear the full recording

History Ireland at Electric Picnic 2012, No.2.

‘From the Liberty Boys to the Westies’.

A discussion on gang violence in Ireland historically, held on the Sunday of Electric Picnic 2012.

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From Jacobitism to Jacobinism: a reconsideration,

with Billy Kelly, Éamonn Ó Cíardha, Richard Doherty and Hiram Morgan.

21 July 2012 at the Battle of Aughrim Interpretative Centre, Aughrim, Co. Galway.

To listen to a sound recording click on the link below

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Irish Army deserters and the morality of neutrality.

Venue: National Library of Ireland,

Date and time: 7.30pm Wednesday 16 May

Brian Girvin (Uni. of Glasgow), Michael Kennedy (RIA, Documents of Irish..


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The War of Independence:‘four glorious years’ or squalid sectarian conflict?

Recorded 11 January 2012 at the National Library

No God and two St Patricks: the national day and the national saint

‘Master’ Tommy Graham conducts a History Ireland Hedge School at the National Library of Ireland on 15 March 2011. With Tommy are Elva Johnston (UCD), Canon Adrian Empey (Church of Ireland Theological College), Mike Cronin (Boston College), Eamon Delaney (Sunday Independent).

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The War of Independence in Cavan/Monaghan

Recorded in Cavan Museum, Ballyjamesduff, 19 April with Matthew Lewis and Fearghal McGarry, both of Queen’s University, Belfast; Pádraig Ó Ruairc (Author of ‘Blood on the Banner’) ; and Aogán Ó Fearghall, President of Ulster Council GAA.

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Latest audeo upload on Ireland and the American Civil War

Recorded in Waterford Saturday 10 March 2012 withTom Bartlett (University of Aberdeen), Lar Joye (National Museum of Ireland) and Jack Burtchill (local historian).
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Latest audeo upload on the War of Independence

Recorded in Clifden 7pm, Friday 16 March 2012 with Mary Harris (UCG), Conor McNamara (Notre Dame), Cormac Ó Comhraí and Pádraig Óg Ó Ruairc (UL).
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The Enigma of Frank Ryan

—hear our Hedge School on this film
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Previous Hedge School recordings

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