Monthly Archives: September 2013

Ulster Covenant 1912: an exercise in democracy or reaction?

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)

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

The 1641 Depositions

@ Donegal County Museum, Letterkenny,
Saturday 16 April @ 3pm
@ Tower Museum, Derry,
Sunday 17 April @ 3pm
1641 Depositions with Mícheál Ó Siochrú (TCD), Jane Ohlmeyer (TCD), Patrick Fitzgerald (Ulster American Folk Park) Barbara Fennell (Aberdeen) and James Sharkey (former Irish ambassador)

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).

Genealogy: what does it think it is?

Recorded at the National Library, Kildare Street. Wed. 6 Feb. @ 7pm Genealogy: what does it think it is? Brian Donovan (, Fiona Fitzsmons (Eneclann), John Grenham (Association of Professional Genealogists in Ireland) and Michael Merrigan (Genealogical Society of Ireland)

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

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)

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.

Irish Army deserters and the morality of neutrality.

Venue: National Library of Ireland,

Date and time: 7.30pm Wednesday 16 MayBrian Girvin (Uni. of Glasgow), Michael Kennedy (RIA, Documents of Irish Foreign Policy), Geoff Roberts (UCC) and Eunan O’Halpin (TCD).

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)



From Jacobitism to Jacobinism: a reconsideration

Venue: ‘Aughrim Remembered’, Aughrim, Co. Galway
Date: Saturday 21 July
Panel:Richard Dohery (The Williamite War in Ireland: 1688-1691), Billy Kelly (UU), Éamon Ó Ciardha (UU) and Hiram Morgan (UCC).

The Beautiful Game or the Garrison Game

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.