Summer School 2022

Seán Mac Diarmada



– Presents –

Reflections on the Irish Civil War

Friday 17th and Saturday 18th June 2022

2022 Summer School Theme: Reflections on the Irish Civil War 1922-1923

Friday June 17th

  • 5.30 – 9.45 pm.
  • 5.30 pm.
    Official Opening at the Sean MacDiarmada Cottage by
    Maura Mylonas, Patricia Walsh and Padraig Mac Diarmada
    Shuttle Bus in operation from Community Centre from 5.00 p.m.
    Light Refreshments at the Community Centre
  • 6.45 – 7.45 p.m.
    Dr. Jackie Uí Chionna
    Orla Parkinson Memorial Lecture – Title:“… Miss Ryan, she who in all probability, had I lived, would have been my wife”: Min Ryan, Love and Loss in the Revolutionary Generation.
  • 7.45 – 8.45 p.m.
    Prin Duignan
    Title: The Dennison Murders, Drumkeerin(December 1922): A North Leitrim Episode in the Irish Civil War.
  • 8.45 – 9.45 p.m.
    Ronan McGreevy
    Title: Ireland’s Sarajevo: The assassination of Field Marshal Sir Henry Wilson MP started the Irish Civil War and changed the course of Irish history. Why was he shot and what role did Michael Collins play in this event?

Saturday June 18th

  • 10.30 am. – 4.30pm.
    Tea/Coffee on arrival
  • 10.30 – 11.30 a.m.
    Danny Morrison
    Title: The Consequences of Signing
  • 11.30 a.m. – 12.30 p.m
    Tom Elliott
    Title: The disastrous impact of the Irish Civil War on Unionists & Protestants of the Irish Free State
  • 12.30 – 1.30 p.m.
    Senator Mark Daly
    Title: The Centenary of Seanad Eireann – Minority Voices, Major Change – Past, Present & Future.
  • 1.30 – 2.30 p.m.
  • 2.30 – 3.30 p.m.
    Catriona Crowe
    Title:”Civil War: how are we doing at the end of the decade of centenaries?”
  • 3.30 – 4.30 p.m.
    Tommie Gorman
    Title:“Now that Northern Ireland’s Assembly elections are over, what next?” Journalist, Tommie Gorman, assesses the political landscape, North and South, after the Northern Ireland Assembly elections.

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This Years Speakers

Sean Mac Diarmada Summer School is supported by Leitrim County Council and Leitrim Tourism