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History versus archaeology: is it like Neanderthal versus Homo Sapiens?

@ 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.

Was the Easter Rising justified?

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.

The Emigrant’s Song: the impact of Irish music on American culture

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).”

Carlow History Festival Hedge School

@ 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

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

@ 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

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)