22 July, 10am
‘Where the land ends with a sheer drop You can see three stepping stones out of Europe.’
- Seamus Heaney
The islands of Ireland have exercised a mythical hold on the country’s imagination since the Gaelic revival. Somehow island people were the most ‘Irish’ of all.
Author and historian Diarmaid Ferriter delves into the real lives of islanders in his forthcoming book on the islands of Ireland in the 20th century and reveals stories, patterns and new perspectives not seen before.
Chair: Gearoid O’Tuathaigh, Professor Emeritus in History NUI Galway.