“1848 Lecture Series” speaker lined up confirmed.
To celebrate the 170th Anniversary of the first ever raising of the Tricolour, at 33 The Mall, Waterford City, by Irish patriot Thomas Francis Meagher. The 1848 Tricolour Celebration committee are launching an exciting new lecture series to commemorate the event. It is hoped that in future years the Celebration will have a continued and expanded lecture series.
Taking place on Saturday the 13th October, in the Museum of Treasures, the following speakers will be presenting, at this FREE morning event;
10.00-10.40: ‘The Legacy of Meagher and Modern Ireland’, Noel Whelan
Noel Whelan, barrister, journalist and author. He is a well-known commentator on political and current affairs. He writes a weekly column in The Irish Times. He is the author of FiannaFáil: A Biography of a Party.
Noel Whelan will consider the relevance of the ideas of Thomas Francis Meagher for the Ireland of today.
10.40-11.20: ‘Waterford and the Constitution of Ireland’, Dr Jennifer Kavanagh
Dr Jennifer Kavanagh is a lecturer in Law at Waterford institute of Technology, with a special interest in the Constitution. She is a regular contributor on radio and television on current and legal affairs. She is the author of Electoral Law in Ireland and Constitutional Law in Ireland.
Jennifer Kavanagh will consider the development of the Constitution, with particular reference to the contributions of Thomas Francis Meagher and John Hearne.
11.20-12.00: Tea/coffee refreshments to be served
12.00-12.45:‘The Memoirs of General Thomas Francis Meagher: from manuscript to print’, Professor Padraig Ó Macháin.
Prof.Pádraig Ó Macháin is Professor of Modern Irish at University College Cork. He is a native of Lismore, Co. Waterford. He co-edits and publishes An Linn Bhuí: Iris GhaeltachtnanDéise.
Padraig Ó Macháin will speak about Michael Kavanagh’s famous biography of Meagher.
Places are limited by number, to approximately 80 delegates. To register for this FREE event you must book online HERE
Further details are also available directly from the 1848 Facebook Page and Website