ÁRAS Uí Chonghaile – the James Connolly Visitor's Centre – have released their autumn events programme packed full of historical talks, films and much more.
🗣️‘Our Bold Robert Emmet’September 17, 2023
with Dr Ruan O’Donnell
Robert Emmet’s leadership role in the aftermath of the 1798 Rebellion will be explored in a national and international context in this fascinating lecture
🗓️Thur 28th Sept
Register your space👇🏼
'Our Bold Robert Emmet' with Dr Ruan O'Donnell (Tuesday, 28 September, 7pm)
A senior lecturer at the University of Limerick, Dr Ruan O'Donnell will discuss the life of Robert Emmet focusing on his leadership after the aftermath of the 1798 Rebellion, culminating in his 1803 uprising in Dublin and his famous speech from the dock which gathered much international sympathy and sealed Emmet's legacy as one of Ireland's most famous patriots.
'Justifying Torture: The Battle for Human Rights' with Pádraig Ó Muirigh (Tuesday, 10 October, 7pm)
Human Rights Lawyer Pádraig Ó Muirigh will speak about the ripple effect caused by the change to the definition of torture by the European Court of Human Rights.
'Inez McCormack: A Challenging Woman' (Wednesday, 24 October, 7pm)
A film looking at leading Trade Unionist Inez McCormack followed by a discussion on her life and legacy with Susan McKay and Eilish Rooney.
🍁Clár an Fhómhair | Autumn Programme 2023— Áras Uí Chonghaile | James Connolly Visitor Centre (@JamesConnollyVC) September 13, 2023
Our exciting new programme of events is officially launched and available to view online!
We have a fantastic range of talks, discussions and events coming up - have a look 👇🏼https://t.co/EtgRufPZh6 pic.twitter.com/BMUQnk1KAb
'In Proud and Loving Memory' (Thursday, 15 November, 7pm)
A talk with senior Republican activist Seán Murray, former loyalist prisoner William Mitchell and ex-British paratrooper Glenn Bradley about memory and commemoration in the North and how people in the North can have respectful commemorations in a post-conflict society.
The Wobblies: Industrial Worker's of the World (Thursday, 23 November, 7pm)
Michele Fazio of University of North Carolina will look at the IWW or the Wobblies, the union formed in 1905 and famous throughout the world. The talk will examine the early history of the IWW, their links with James Connolly and their relevance today.
Piaras Ó Lorcáin and Bláithín Mhic Cána (Tuesday, 30 November, 7.30pm, £15)
South Armagh comes to West Belfast with a night of traditional singing and storytelling from rising stars Piaras Ó Lorcáin from Crossmaglen and Bláithín Mhic Cána from Mullaghban.
Speaking on the events, Manager of Áras Uí Chonghaile, Séanna Walsh said: “Áras Uí Chonghaile has been at the forefront of debate, discussion and promoting a greater understanding of our layered and complex history. This programme continues that tradition with a wide range of insightful and thought-provoking talks which explore the lives of iconic historical figures, American trade unionism and the role of remembrance. We look forward to welcoming our audiences to Áras Uí Chonghaile in the months ahead”.
Development Manager, Clíodhna NicBhranair, said: “As well as a fantastic range of talks and discussions, I’m thrilled that we will be joined by the wonderful duo, Piaras Ó Lorcáin and Bláithín Mhic Cána. This promises to be another fabulous evening of music in Áras Uí Chonghaile as we welcome South Armagh to West Belfast. We encourage visitors and locals alike to mark their calendars and enjoy the incredible events taking place this Autumn in Áras Uí Chongahile.”