The Parnell Summer School, 2016
In 2016 the Parnell Summer School will take place from 7-11 August at Avondale. Given the year, our theme will be ‘Embers of Easter’. Inevitably this will involve some reflection upon the events in Dublin in April 1916, but the school’s programme will mainly concentrate on what flowed from the Rising, its short, medium and long-term influence, past and current commemoration of the events (including its political uses), and will invite reflections on contemporary nationalism and republicanism.
Keynote Speaker: Professor Roy Foster, Oxford University and author of Vivid Faces: The Revolutionary Generation in Ireland