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Merriman Summer School

Gallant Allies in Europe

The Merriman Summer School is being held early in 2016 – from Wednesday 29th June to Saturday 2nd July, in Glór in Ennis.

To accentuate the European dimension, the 2016 School is being organised in partnership with the European Parliament’s Irish office. The honorary director is Pat Cox, former President of the European Parliament, and the academic director is Dr Bríd Quinn of the Department of Politics and Public Administration at the University of Limerick.

As is customary, the Merriman Summer School addresses a range of cultural, political and historical topics. In this year of commemorations the School’s theme, taken from the Easter Proclamation, is ‘Gallant allies in Europe’. Speakers will place the Easter Rising in its international context (the British Empire and the continent of Europe especially) and reflect on Ireland’s relationship with the United Kingdom and the European Union, 100 years after the events of 1916. These relationships have shaped and continue to shape Ireland’s development and during Merriman 2016, these relationships will be analysed by sitting MEPs, former MEPs, TDs, artists, authors, youth leaders, journalists and noted academics.

Recognising that the Summer School takes place immediately after the UK’s referendum on EU membership, there will be a special session to consider Ireland (North and South), Britain and the European Union – in the aftermath of the UK referendum, with Professor Mary C Murphy (UCC), Steve Aiken, MLA and Brian Hayes MEP. Ireland and Europe will be the focus of a wide-ranging discussion in Irish with Liadh Ní Riada MEP, Éamon Ó Cuív TD, Professor Mike Cronin (DCU) and Harry Mc Gee (The Irish Times). An innovation for 2016 is the focus on young people with a session on generation Maastricht being directed by David Garrahy of the European Youth Forum.

The keynote address, ‘Our Gallant allies in Europe: a Marriage of Convenience?’ on Wednesday, June 29th will be given by Professor Diarmaid Ferriter. A History Ireland Hedge School will consider a series of attempts to forge alliances between Irish nationalism and European powers from Hugh O’Neill through Wolfe Tone to Roger Casement. Ruán O’Donnell (most recent biographer of P. H. Pearse) will discuss transatlantic dimensions of the Rising.

The featured poets at ‘Cúirt an Mheán lae’ (The Mid-Day Court) will be Biddy Jenkinson, Brian Lynch and Gabriel Rosenstock. Contributors to the culture-themed sessions include the dramatist Marina Carr, artist Mick O’Dea and Liam Mac Cóil, author of historical fiction in Irish.

Pat Cox will conclude the proceedings of the 2016 Merriman Summer School, setting out possible future developments in the European Union and in the UK’s relations with the EU as well as highlighting implications, opportunities and challenges for us in Ireland.

To accentuate the European dimension, the 2016 School is being organised in partnership with the European Parliament’s Irish office. The honorary director is Pat Cox, former President of the European Parliament, and the academic director is Dr Bríd Quinn of the Department of Politics and Public Administration at the University of Limerick.

As is customary, the Merriman Summer School addresses a range of cultural, political and historical topics. In this year of commemorations the School’s theme, taken from the Easter Proclamation, is ‘Gallant allies in Europe’. Speakers will place the Easter Rising in its international context (the British Empire and the continent of Europe especially) and reflect on Ireland’s relationship with the United Kingdom and the European Union, 100 years after the events of 1916. These relationships have shaped and continue to shape Ireland’s development and during Merriman 2016, these relationships will be analysed by sitting MEPs, former MEPs, TDs, artists, authors, youth leaders, journalists and noted academics.

Recognising that the Summer School takes place immediately after the UK’s referendum on EU membership, there will be a special session to consider Ireland (North and South), Britain and the European Union – in the aftermath of the UK referendum, with Professor Mary C Murphy (UCC), Steve Aiken, MLA and Brian Hayes MEP. Ireland and Europe will be the focus of a wide-ranging discussion in Irish with Liadh Ní Riada MEP, Éamon Ó Cuív TD, Professor Mike Cronin (DCU) and Harry Mc Gee (The Irish Times). An innovation for 2016 is the focus on young people with a session on generation Maastricht being directed by David Garrahy of the European Youth Forum.

The keynote address, ‘Our Gallant allies in Europe: a Marriage of Convenience?’ on Wednesday, June 29th will be given by Professor Diarmaid Ferriter. A History Ireland Hedge School will consider a series of attempts to forge alliances between Irish nationalism and European powers from Hugh O’Neill through Wolfe Tone to Roger Casement. Ruán O’Donnell (most recent biographer of P. H. Pearse) will discuss transatlantic dimensions of the Rising.

The featured poets at ‘Cúirt an Mheán lae’ (The Mid-Day Court) will be Biddy Jenkinson, Brian Lynch and Gabriel Rosenstock. Contributors to the culture-themed sessions include the dramatist Marina Carr, artist Mick O’Dea and Liam Mac Cóil, author of historical fiction in Irish.

Pat Cox will conclude the proceedings of the 2016 Merriman Summer School, setting out possible future developments in the European Union and in the UK’s relations with the EU as well as highlighting implications, opportunities and challenges for us in Ireland.

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