1916, Looking Back, Looking Forward
Opening Celebration Fri 30 Sept, €10
Panel Debates Sat 1 Oct, from 10am, €10
A weekend of drama, debates and political discussion inspired by the writings of James Fintan Lalor; a fitting tribute to a significant national figure who
engaged directlywith the political climate of his time, fighting for land rights onbehalf of the oppressed
Irish farming community and the working classes.
Unfettered Man of Letters Exhibition of memorabilia pertaining to James Fintan Lalor.
In cooperation with the National Library. Curated by Brendon Deacy.
Opening Celebration: The Journey 1916-2016 Music, song, dance, drama, poetry & prose highlights from the Laois 2016 commemorative programme.
Featuring Music Generation Laois Harp Ensemble. Produced by Frances Harney.
Panel Debates & Audience Discussion
Join the live audience and debate on themes including:
1916: What are we remembering and Why? Chaired by Diarmaid Ferriter
Hedge School in association with History Ireland
Were the ideals of the 1916 Rising subsequently betrayed? Chaired by Tommy Graham
Speakers include: Robert Ballagh, Conor Brady, Catriona Crowe, Mary McAuliffe, Susan McKay, Conor McNamara, Eve Morrison.
DOWNLOAD THE BROCHURE HERE
Link to JFL Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBLMU_ImBqLNO6FHujP-IlQ/videos
Coordinated by the Arts Office, Laois County Council. 057 866 4113.