Thomas D'Arcy McGee Summer School

21 August 2017 00:00 – 23 August 2017 23:59
Location: Carlingford Heritage Centre, Carlingford, County Louth, Ireland
Category:Carlingford Events

Thomas D'Arcy McGee Summer School Carlingford

6th Annual Summer School
Heritage Centre Carlingford Co. Louth Ireland
21st - 23rd August 2017

"Canadian Confederation and Irish Fenianism"

Thomas DArcy McGee Summer School Carlingford

The year 2017 marks the 150th anniversary of Confederation in Canada and also of a Fenian Rising in Ireland. Thomas D’Arcy McGee was deeply involved in both events - as a Father of Confederation, and as an implacable opponent of Fenianism. Canadian Confederation, he believed, could provide a model for Ireland that would undercut Fenian revolutionaries and pave the way for Irish home rule.
The 2017 D’Arcy McGee Summer School explores the hidden connections between constitutional change in Canada and revolutionary movements in Ireland and their significance for both countries". (D. Wilson, Sept, 2016).
The School hosts strong presentations by high profile speakers with lively debate over 2 and a half days. It also enjoys colourful social activities including the School Gala Dinner, a Courtroom Drama & traditional Irish Music sessions.
This year's Politicians' Forum provides a platform for prominent politicians from North and South to debate issues around this year's theme of Canadian Confederacy and Irish Canadian Fenianism.

The Thomas D'Arcy McGee Summer School is organised by Altnaveigh House, Newry, Carlingford and Cooley Tourism Association, Carlingford Lough Heritage Trust and Omeath District Development Company. Dundalk Institute of Technology continues to support this valuable educational initiative.

Online booking is available on the Carlingford Heritage Centre website or

Contact the Carlingford Heritage Centre directly Tel: +353 (0) 42 9373454

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