Famine in Ulster theme of Thomas D’Arcy McGee Summer School 2014 in Carlingford, County Louth

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Famine in Ulster theme of Thomas D’Arcy McGee Summer School 2014 in Carlingford, County Louth

Summer School In Carlingford

The Famine in Ulster

August 17th – 20th

Four Seasons Hotel, Carlingford, Co. Louth


Schedule of Events

Sunday 17th, August

19.30   Pre-Registration, Welcome – Carlingford Heritage

              Exhibition: The Great Famine in South East Ulster.              
              The exhibition will run in Carlingford Heritage Centre from 
              August 17th to August 20th from 09.30 to 17.00. It records
              the changing landscape and society of South East Ulster 
              and North Leinster from 1845 -1850.

20.30    Gathering of the Clan – music session in Taaffe’s Castle 

Monday 18th, August, Four Seasons Hotel
09.00     Registration
10.00     Chair; Jim Wells, MLA
               Welcome; Denis Cummins, President, Dundalk Institute of 
               Special Guest, Canadian Ambassador to Ireland, Loyola Hearn
10.30     Keynote Speaker; Prof. David Wilson  – 
               D’Arcy McGee and the Great Famine in Ulster
11.00     Coffee Break
12.00     Open Forum
13.00     End Session 1 & Lunch
14.00     Chair; Michael Blanch, Committee for the Commemoration 
               of the Irish 
               Famine Victims Speaker; Anthony Russell – 
               The Great Famine in two Ulsters
15.00     Jason King, Montréal – Father Dowd, The Grey Nuns and the 
               Montréal Famine Sheds
16.00     Open Forum
17.00     End Session 2
19.30     Summer School Evening Meal
(Funds will be raised on the night in support of Trócaire’s anti-poverty and hunger programmes)

After Dinner event: “Farewell to Carlingford”
A Farewell Tribute to the Canadian Ambassador to Ireland, Loyola Hearn. Friends and colleagues from Canada and Ireland celebrate the Ambassador’s four years in strengthening Canadian-Irish relations.

Tuesday 19th, August, Four Seasons Hotel

09.30    Chair; Robert Kearns, Ireland Park, Toronto
              Speaker 1; Brian McDonald, Clogher Historical Society. 
              The deafening silence: Monaghan’s tragedy 1845-1851
              Speaker 2; Paddy Fitzgerald, Mellon Centre, Omagh – 
              Ulster Migration, Hunger and Denomination, 1550 – 1850

11.00    Coffee Break
11.30    Speaker 3; Dr. David Getty; Head of Humanities, 
              Dundalk Institute of Technology – 
              Poor Houses, Poor Law and Policy (Focus on Ulster)
12.00    Open Forum
13.00    End Session 3 & Lunch
14.30    “Death or Canada”
              A Gemini and IFTA Nominated, two-part Canadian- 
              Irish docudrama. 
              Mark G. McGowan, Professor of History, 
              The University of Toronto
17.00    End Session 4
19.00    “The Trials and Trial of Trevelyan”
              A court room drama, by Larry McArdle. 
              Carlingford Courthouse Charles 
              Trevelyan, Permanent Under-Secretary to the British Treasury, 
              is charged with genocide against the Irish Nation, in respect 
              of his handling of the Great Irish Famine of 1848.
              Special Guest; Pete St. John
              First 60 registered participants only.
21.00    Canadian/Irish Folk night
              Hosted by Ambassador Loyola Hearn

Wednesday 20th, August, Four Seasons Hotel

09.30   Chair; Dr. Patricia Moriarty, 
             Head of School of Business & Humanities, 
             Dundalk Institute of Technology
             Speaker 1; Professor Mary Daly, UCD, Dublin. The  
             Great Famine: What, if anything, was different about Ulster?
             Speaker 2; Piaras McEinri – Emigration and Diaspora in AIF
11.00   Coffee Break
             The D’Arcy McGee Politicians Forum
             “The Legacy of the Famine”
             Party Representatives give a 10 minute address on the 
             theme, and then participate in an Open Forum with 
             School Attendees:

 Danny Kennedy MLA, Deputy Leader, Ulster Unionist Party
 Barry McElduff, Sinn Féin MLA, West Tyrone
 Dominic Bradely, SDLP MLA, Newry and Mourne
 Gregory Campbell, DUP MLA, Derry

12.00   Open Forum
13.00   Summer School reflections and conclusion – 
             Professor David Wilson