Inaugural Roger Casement Summer School, 24-25 August 2017

Post date: Jul 31, 2017 10:17:14 PM

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Roger Casement Summer School

– 24-25 August, dlr Lexicon, Moran Park, Dún Laoghaire –

posted 31 Jul 2017, 23:17

The inaugural Roger Casement Summer School/Féile Ruairí MacEasmain will be held in the dlr Lexicon, Moran Park, Dún Laoghaire, from Thursday 24th to Saturday 26th of August, 2017.

The twin themes of the school are Roger Casement and His Times and Present Day Human Rights Issues, with speakers form Ireland, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Peru, together with films and evenings of song, music and poetry.

Roger Casement (1864-1916) was born and brought up as a child in Dún Laoghaire, and the dlr 1916 Committee, which had organised a series of lectures to commemorate the centenary of the Easter Rising of 1916, decided to seek to continue the link with 1916 by organising a school in honour of Casement.

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council is sponsoring the school. A statue to Casement is to be erected in Dún Laoghaire next year.

Further information about the summer school is available online, including from the website of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council as well as on Facebook. The programme of events is also available to download.