Editor 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.
@ 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
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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
National Library, Kildare Street, Tuesday 21 Jan 7pm
Panel: Ellen Rowley, Ruth McManus, Mary Daly and Chris Corlett with Tommy Graham
@ Belfast City Hall, Tues 10 December 6pm
Lar Joye, Michael Laffan, Timothy Bowman, Philip Orr
@ Allingham Festival, Ballyshannon, Abbey Centre, Sat 9 Nov 5.30pm
Tommy Graham with Brian Drummond, Michael Kennedy, Jonathon Bardon, Pauraic Travers
Hedge School at the National Library, 22 October.
Speakers: Ryan Tubridy, Robert Schmuhl , Michael Kennedy and Carol Holohan
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
@ the Electric Picnic, Stradbally, Co. Laois Sun 1 Sept 2.45pm
Michael Kennedy, Donal Fallon, Carole Holohan, Brian Hanley
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
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
‘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)
Recorded at the Gilbert Library, Pearse Street Sat. 27 April, 3.45pm
with Francis Devine, Ann Matthews, D.R. O’Connor Lysaght & Niamh Puirséil
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)
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)
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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)
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)
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.
Recorded by Andy Donlan for Bohemian Football Club.
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)
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).
History Ireland at Electric Picnic 2012, No.1
History Ireland at Electric Picnic 2012, No.2.
A discussion on gang violence in Ireland historically, held on the Sunday of Electric Picnic 2012.
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
Venue: National Library of Ireland,
Date and time: 7.30pm Wednesday 16 May
Brian Girvin (Uni. of Glasgow), Michael Kennedy (RIA, Documents of Irish..
Recorded 11 January 2012 at the National Library
‘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).
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.
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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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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