Theme: “Men and Masters”
The Summer school was set up to examine Irish history and literature from the eighteenth century onwards in an objective, professional and learned manner. The school has a broad appeal to those with an interest in how the last two centuries of Irish history, have shaped contemporary Ireland, north and south.
The Byrne/Perry Summer School is held on the last weekend of June from Friday evening to Sunday afternoon, (June 28th – June 30th, 2013).
Gorey, Co. Wexford is the location of the Byrne Perry Summer School.
This year’s Summer School is the second in the on-going series on aspects of the Decade of Commemorations: the background, progress and outcomes of the 1913 Dublin Lockout. George Russell strikingly described it in these words; “You determined deliberately in cold blood to starve out one third of the population of this city, to break the manhood of the men by the sight of the suffering of their wives and the hunger of their children”. It was a massive, extended and bitter event which ended sadly in failure. We look forward to welcoming you to another vibrant, informative and thoroughly enjoyable weekend in Gorey.
Fr. Walter Forde