20th Byrne/Perry Summer School
Theme: “The Great War”
June 27th – June 29th, 2014
In association with
WEXFORD COUNTY COUNCIL, HISTORY IRELAND
By any standard, The Great War was a cataclysmic event with profound long term outcomes for individuals, families, communities, nations, politics, social theory and international relations. It was truly world changing. The loss of life, injuries, destruction and social disruption were massiv and devastating.
In Ireland it had a very dramatic impact. Home Rule was sidelined and radical separatism took centre stage. County Wexford, the native country of Parliamentary Party Leader John Redmond, lost over 800 men in the war and we have a special Wexford focus in this year's programme.
All of us associated with the Summer School look forward to welcoming you to the 20th Summer School.
Fr. Walter Forde
Venue: Gorey Library & Adult Learning Centre at the Civic Square,The Avenue, Gorey
For further information: Website: www.byrneperry.com
V. Rev. W. Forde, Chairman.
Tel: 053 – 9159769.
Dr. Conor McNamara, Director
Accommodation: Gorey Tourist Office. Tel: 053 – 9421248,
Subscriptions: €130 includes all lectures, dinner, entertainment and field trip.
Students and Seniors €80.
SUPPORT: Chief Sponsor: Wexford County Council
The T.D. Sinnott Scholarship:
A number of scholarships are awarded to students in memory of the late T.D. Sinnott, Wexford’s first County Manager.
The proceedings of previous Summer Schools have been published as “The Mighty Wave” (Dublin 1996), “The Women of ‘98” (Dublin 1998) both edited by Daire Keogh and Nicholas Furlong and “Acts of Union” edited by Daire Keogh and Kevin Whelan (Dublin 2001). The School also published “From Heritage to Hope: Christian Perspectives on the 1798 Rebellion” (Wexford 1998) edited by Fr. Walter Forde.
The Gordon Wilson Memorial Lecture:
1996: Albert Reynolds T.D.