Registration

There is no charge for the Online Sean Mac Diarmada Summer School 2021. Registration is required for both Friday evening and Saturday daytime events.

Friday June 4th

  • 7pm – 9.30pm
  • Official Opening of the Summer School by Prof John Crown.
  • Address by Ambassador Adrian O’Neill, Ambassador of Ireland to the United Kingdom and welcome from the Cathaoirleach of Leitrim County Council
  • Prin Duignan SEÁN MACDIARMADA: HIS FRIENDSHIPS AND CAPACITY TO INSPIRE.
  • Sinead Guckian SELTON HILL MARCH 1921 – WHEN ACTIVE SERVICE IN YOUR COMMUNITY REQUIRED VERY DIFFERENT SACRIFICES
  • Frank White THE RISE AND FALL OF THE IRISH NATION
    • Questions and Answers

Saturday 5th June

  • 10.15am – 5.15pm
  • Bertie Ahern HOW THE PERIOD 1919 – 1921 SHAPED THE NEXT 100 YEARS
  • Sen. Michael McDowell A JUSTIFIED STRUGGLE
  • Jack Ryan (NUIG) YOUTH PERSPECTIVE ON THE WAR OF INDEPENDENCE AND ITS LEGACY
  • Dr Sinead McCoole (Orla Parkinson Memorial Lecture) WOMEN’S ROLE IN THE WAR OF INDEPENDENCE
  • Ronan McGreevy THE MIRACLE OF IRISH INDEPENDENCE – WHY FREEDOM WAS NEVER INEVITABLE
  • Professor John Crown (Keynote Speaker) BUILDING AN ISLAND OF SAINTS, SCHOLARS AND SCIENTISTS