Irish Famine Summer School in Strokestown officially launched
The Irish Famine Summer School in Strokestown has been officially launched during the recent Roses of Tralee visit to the town.
The summer school to be held in June 2015 follows the success of the International Famine Conference and the National Famine Commemoration held in May.
The summer school is a joint initiative between the Irish Famine Museum, Strokestown Community Development Association, Roscommon County Council and the Centre for the Study of Historic Irish Houses and Estates at NUI Maynooth.
It will also be supported by Ireland’s Great Hunger Institute at Quinnipiac University and St Michael’s College, University of Toronto.
A former student of the University, the Toronto Rose Katie Blundell officially launched the school this week with Roscommon Cathaoirleach John Cummins.
The school will run next year from June 17th to June 21st and will include lectures, workshops, drama, music and excursions of the historic sites in Roscommon.