The History Festival of Ireland 2013
Saturday 15th - Sunday 16th June
The epic ruins and walled gardens of the Ducketts Grove estate on County Carlow will host the hotly anticipated 2nd History Festival of Ireland on 15-16 June. Fifty leading historians and thinkers from Ireland, the UK and the USA will contribute to a dazzling array of over 30 debates, discussions, readings and interviews. Confronting subjects from a Bronze Age gold rush to the 1970s, the History Festival will consistently tease, confound, resolve and inspire. How did the Easter Rising shape our relationship with the USA? Was the Great Famine a tragedy, or was it genocide? How did the Tudors maintain control in Elizabethan Ireland? What was Mother Teresa doing in Belfast?
There will also be acclaimed stage shows on both the Great Hunger and Winston Churchill’s private encounters with Michael Collins, as well as musical recollections from the 1913 Lock-Out and the world of James Joyce, and a cinema showing a series of epic historical documentaries, and the revelation of the family history of special guest Nicky Byrne of Westlife. The History Festival of Ireland is curated by author and historian Turtle Bunbury.
One ticket will give you access to the entire gamut of talks, lectures, performances and debates for the whole day.
Food and refreshments can be purchased throughout the day and parking is free.
Partners include Federation of Local History Societies *Timeline Research* Carlow Historical & Archaeological Society * RTE Radio One * Carlow County Council * Wistorical * The Gathering Ireland