‘The Nation is Ashamed of its Past’: Two Talks on 1916

Europe Direct
Event Information

Date: 22 Mar 2016
Time: 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Europe Direct Centre: Ballinasloe Library
Location: Church Gallery

Event Description

Dr Conor McNamara is the 1916 Scholar in Residence at the Moore

Institute at NUI, Galway. He has written extensively about the history of

the Irish revolution, food shortages and minor famines. Conor is also

interested in the interaction between criminality and political violence in

twentieth century Ireland. In 2011 he was awarded the National Library

History Studentship and catalogued the Mahon Papers, one of the largest

collections of estate papers in Ireland. He is the joint editor of The West

of Ireland: New Perspectives on the Nineteenth Century and The Easter

Rebellion 1916: A New Illustrated History. He was the senior researcher

on the Notre Dame University ‘1916’ Project.

Conor will reference two of the Signatories of the Proclamation,

Patrick Pearse: ‘The Nation is ashamed of its Past: Patrick Pearse and

the Search for the Authentic Ireland’ and James Connolly: ‘Glorious

Forever…? An Introduction to the Writings of James Connolly.’


Kevin Jordan is Deputy Principal in Banagher College, Cólaiste na

Sionna in Bannagher, Co. Offaly. He has taught History and Geography

in a number of schools since 1980.

Kevin’s talk is based on his recent publication Rebellion in Galway

Easter Rising 1916.

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