Protestant voices during Professor Brian Walker’s talk.
Professor Eunan O’Halpin (left) gets into a deeper conversation about the Royal Irish Constabulary.
Ruth Dudley Edwards reflecting on attitudes to Northern Ireland.
Professor Liam Kennedy explains the statistics.
The sun after the rain.
The centenary panel (from left to right): Professor Liam Kennedy, Professor Brian Walker, chair Mark Hennessey of the Irish Times, Dr Ida Milne and Professor Eunan O’Halpin.
An ideal rest spot.
The entertaining Jim Herlihy (right) during his shared talk with Stephen Collins (middle) on the Royal Irish Constabulary.
Dr Ian d’Alton (left), Dr Ida Milne (middle) and chair Gillian Kingston (right) open the conversation: Protestant and Irish.
The all-important coffee stop.
Screenwriter and novelist Daisy Goodwin (left) closed the 2019 Festival, seen here with co-founder Victoria Kingston (right).
A welcome space to continue the discussions and enjoy some refreshments.
His Excellency Dan Mulhall discussing parallels between American and Irish independence.
Professor Mary Murphy on Europe and the British-Irish Relationship: Past, Present and Future
Enjoying a break: Professor Thomas O’Connor after his talk on the Irish in Europe before the French Revolution.
John Dorney explaining the importance of Florence McCarthy.
Soaking up the sun: Professor Brendan Simms (left) with Bishop Paul Colton (right).
Professor Clare Connolly describing the Deep Maps West Cork Coastal Culture project
Festival co-founder Victoria Kingston (left) with speaker William Casey (right).
The beautiful voice of Miriam O’Donovan prior to discussing James Goodman.
Daniel O’Connell and the Monster Repeal Meeting as explained by Gerald O’Brien.
At the crossroads: Professor John Horne takes a question about Ireland, Britain and the international context 1919-23.
Former Taoiseach John Bruton carries on the debate.
Dr Sylvie Kleinman deciding what to see next after her talk on framing the Irish Republic.
The busy Arena tent.
Orla Murphy continuing to discuss her father, sculptor Seamus Murphy.
Gerald O’Brien (left) and William Casey (right) relax in the secret garden.
The final discussion of the day with (left to right): Professor Brendan Simms, Ruth Dudley Edwards, chair Patrick Handley, Professor Mary Murphy and Professor John Horne exploring the relationship between Britain, Ireland and continental Europe.
A post-panel Ruth Dudley Edwards.
The end of the panel, and everyone’s still smiling.
We were delighted to welcome former Taoiseach John Bruton to open the 2019 West Cork History Festival. Introduced by co-founders Victoria and Simon Kingston (upper middle), Mr Bruton went on to discuss his time in office both at home and abroad with ITV’s political correspondent Carl Dinnen (lower left).