Parnell Society 2022

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Final Programme

The details of the programme for the Symposium are as follows:

Friday 7th, Evening:

Daniel Mulhall (New York University): Joyce and Parnell

Saturday 8th, Morning and Afternoon:

Sophie Cooper (Queens University Belfast): The Irish in Chicago and Melbourne in the age of Parnell.
Sonja Tiernan (University of Otago, New Zealand): Anna Parnell’s Ladies Land League speech.
Martin O’Donoghue (Sheffield University): Henry Harrison.
Ronan McGreevy (Irish Times): Assassination of Sir Henry Wilson.
Eugenio Biagini  (Cambridge University): The Parnell Lecture.

Anyone with an interest in history, from students to OAPs, is welcome. Enquiries about attending the Symposium should be made to Christopher Power, acting secretary of the Parnell Society (email: (0866089198). For all other matters, please contact the academic director of the Ivy Day Symposium, Felix Larkin (email:

Visitor Information

Accommodation: a variety of accommodation is available in the Avoca/Rathdrum area visit:

Venues: The Woodenbridge Hotel, Avoca, the  venue during the Ivy Day Symposium.

Public Transport: Trains and buses to Rathdrum and Arklow. See or

Previous Schools

Images from the 2016 Summer School

Images from the 2011 Summer School

Images from the 2010 Summer School

Images from the 2009 Summer School

The 2009 Parnell Summer School was the Society’s eighteenth annual Summer School. Images below feature some of the highlights of the week including:

The official unveiling of two commerative seats, dedicated to two former founding members of the Society – Marie Toibin and Mairin Lindsay, by US Ambassador, Dan Rooney;

Guest speakers including Dairmaid Ferriter UCD, Christy Cooney GAA President, Michael O’Muircheartaigh, Broadcaster, Robert Fitzpatrick – CEO Odyssey, Jennifer Kelly and Tom Hunt.

Launch of two books from UCD Press – Words of the Dead Chief (eds, Donal McCartney and Pauric Travers); and J.J. Horgan (ed.), From Parnell to Pearse, by Mr Martin Mansergh, T.D.

Plus a review of the on-going redevelopment of the ‘Big Shed’ by the OPW at Avondale House.