November 19, 2019

 

Professor Brendan Simms summarises his thoughts on Ireland’s position on Brexit and its historical context, a subject about which he spoke at greater length during the 2019 Festival. 

 

Festival contributor Ruth Dudley-Edwards also reflects on this key theme for our 2019 Festival

 

Ambassador Dan Mulhall interviewed about his Festival talk, ‘Declaring Independence: America 1776, Ireland 1919′

 

Festival contributors Dr Ida Milne and Ian d’Alton reflect on the Decade of Centenaries as well as their co-edited book Protestant and Irish: The minority’s search for place in independent Ireland.

 

Jim Herlihy of the Harp Society on the memorialisation of the Royal Irish Constabulary, the subject of his talk at the Festival. Jim is himself a retired member of An Garda Síochána.

 

TCD mathematician Dr Brian Coghlan on Percy Ludgate, Skibbereen’s pioneering mathematical genius, about whom he spoke at the Festival.

 

A review of Saturday’s events at the 2019 Festival with Festival founders Victoria and Simon Kingston, and John McGrath who was in charge of our Green Room.