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@ National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

7pm Tues 1 Dec.

Maurice Walsh, John Horne, Angus Mitchell and Jennifer Wellington

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@ Mechanics Institute, Middle Street, Galway

8pm Tues 17 Nov

Tommy Graham with Conor McNamara, Una Newell, John Cunningham, Jackie Ui Chionna

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@ Red Line Book Festival, Civic Theatre, Tallaght

8pm Thur 15 Oct

Joost Augusteijn, Roisin Higgins, John Gibney, Ruth Dudley Edwards

This podcast was recorded at The Red Line Book Festival 2015 at The Civic Theatre, Tallaght by South Dublin Libraries & Arts.’

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Allingham Festival, Ballyshannon, 7 November 2015

Tommy Graham, with Jonathan Bardon, Marc Geagan, John Gibney and Conor McNamara.

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@Glasnevin Cemetery Visitor Centre,
7 pm, Thursday, 17 September 2015
Hedge School master Tommy Graham with historians Judith Campbell, Gabriel Doherty, Shane Kenna and Conor McNamara.

A History Ireland Hedge School supported by the Commemorations Unit, Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht

(note: owing to a technical hitch, the first few minutes are missing from this recording)

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@ Rathmichael Summer School, National School, Stonebridge Road, Shankill, Co. Dublin
8pm Fri 21 Aug
Franc Myles, Tom Condit, Seán Duffy, Robert Chapple and Tommy Graham in the chair
Listeners please note: only the first half of this is available following an equipment outage, but worth a listen anyway.

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@ National School, Reenacreena, West Cork
7.30pm Sat 11 July
Judith Campbell, Conor McNamara, Shane Kenna

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@ History Festival of Ireland, Borris House, Co. Carlow
7pm Fri 5 June
Patrick Geoghegan, Jane Wellesley, Lar Joye, Hugh Gough

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@ Guild Hall, Derry 3pm Sat 16 May
Michael Kennedy, Pauline Mitchell, Joe O’Loughlin, Emmet O’Connor

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@ Ulster Museum, Belfast, 7pm Thur 26 March
Roisin Higgins, Guy Beiner, Dominic Bryan, Tom Hartley, Jason Burke.

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@ National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2. 7pm Fri 12 June
Roy Foster, Catriona Crowe, P.J. Mathews & with readings by Theo Dorgan

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@ Mechanics Institute, Galway, 8pm Fri 24 April
Brian Hanley, Eamonn McCann, Tom Inglis, Sarah-Anne Buckley.

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@ National Library, Kildare Street. 7pm Tues 14 April.

Tommy Graham with John Horne, Lar Joye, Myles Dungan

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As part of the RTÉThe Road to the Rising’ Event, Gresham Hotel, 3.30pm Monday 6 April 2015

History Ireland Hedge School —Was the Easter Rising justified?

Panellists: Ronan Fanning, Felix Larkin,  John Borgonovo, Padraig Yeates with Tommy Graham in the chair.

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Atlantic Aparthotel, Bundoran, Co. Donegal
Sat 17 Jan @ 3pm
From Ulster Presbyterian emigration in the eighteenth century to the Appalachians and the Ozarks—and the subsequent evolution of country and bluegrass—to Irish Catholic emigration in the nineteenth century to Boston, Chicago and New York, waves of Irish emigrants have had a huge effect on the evolution of music in America, including cross-fertilization with blues and jazz (and later provoked, ironically, in the twentieth century, an anti-jazz campaign in Ireland). This in turn had an impact on the advent of rock and roll and its evolution from blues with the subsequent impact on popular culture, including in Ireland. To discuss these and related questions join History Ireland editor Tommy Graham and a panel of experts: Mick Moloney (NYU), Marc Geagan (Northwest Regional College, Derry), Charlie McGettigan (1994 Eurovision winner), Rory Corbett (NUI Galway) and John Dempsey (Texas University).”

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Hedge School: Policing in Ireland 1814 – 2014

@ National Museum of Ireland-Country Life, Castlebar, Co. Mayo, 16 January, 2015
Tommy Graham with Conor McNamara, Jim Herlihy, Sarah-Anne Buckley and John Cunningham

Recent controversies over penalty points and Garda ‘whistle-blowers’ have focused attention on an institution that we all take for granted. Yet Ireland’s first police force, the Peace Preservation Force, is a little over two centuries old. What went before? Why was it established? In what ways did the later Royal Irish Constabulary diverge from other police forces in the United Kingdom? How was it possible, in the midst of a civil war, for the Irish Free State to set up an unarmed ‘civic guard’? Discussing these and related matters were History Ireland editor, Tommy Graham, and his panel of experts—Jim Herlihy (Garda Siochána Historical Society), John Cunningham(NUI Galway), Sarah-Anne Buckley (NUI Galway) and Conor McNamara (Notre Dame).

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National Library of Ireland 25 Nov

@ Allingham Festival, Ballyshannon, Abbey Arts Centre, Sunday 9 November 2014

Jeff Kildea, Jonathan Barton, Quincey Dougan and Marc Geagan

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@ Verbal Arts Centre, Bishop Street Within, Derry Sat 21 June, 7.30pm
Sylvie Kleinman, Breandán MacSuibhne, Ian McBride, John Gibney

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@ Wood Bros Café, Féile Brian Boru,Killaloe, Co. Clare
Sat. 5 July, 7pm

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

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History Festival of Ireland, Huntington Castle, Clonegal, Co. Carlow
Sun 8 June
Show bands, beat bands & ballads: youth culture of the ’60s & ’70s
Tommy Graham with Carole Holohan, John Ryan (ex-Granny’s Intentions), Niall Toner, Donal Fallon

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@ Seanchaí—Kerry Writers’ Museum, Listowel

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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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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@ Belfast City Hall, Tues 10 December 6pm

Lar Joye, Michael Laffan, Timothy Bowman, Philip Orr

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@ 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

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@ 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

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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 Grahm in the chair with Robert Ballagh, Meredith Meagher, Mike Murphy and Liam Kennedy

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“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).

The event was introduced by as follows  Brian Kennaway Chairman of the Irish Association.

‘We want to give you all a very warm welcome to this event this evening. This is a joint event organised by History Ireland and the Irish Association. We want to place on record our appreciation for the funding from the Reconciliation Fund of the Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade, without which these events would not be possible.

Both of us are marking anniversaries this year – History Ireland was established twenty years ago. We all appreciate the work of History Ireland and in particular the contribution Tommy Graham has made to the understanding of our history over the last twenty years. The magazine, both in terms of its content and its presentation, has set the standard for history magazines.

It is the seventy-fifth anniversary of The Irish Association for cultural, economic and social relations – oldest all Ireland organisation addressing the issue of relationships on the basis of cultural, economic and social differences. Formed in 1938 ‘to make reason and goodwill take the place of passion and prejudice in Ireland, north and south’, we do not consider our work to be complete. As others now occupy similar ground we are fostering working relationships with others like History Ireland and I.B.I.S.

We welcome you and I will now hand over to Tommy to introduce our speakers.’

 

 

 

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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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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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Recorded 11 January 2012 at the National Library

 

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Ballyshannon Hedge School

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)

 

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Ulster Covenant 1912: an exerc

A History Ireland Hedge School recorded at the National Library on 28 November 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)

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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Recorded at the National Library, Kildare Street. Wed. 6 Feb. @ 7pm Genealogy: what does it think it is? 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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