2008 Desmond Greaves Summer School

2008 Greaves School Programme


Friday 29 August 7.30 pm

Evaluating the 1960s Northern civil rights movement

Dr Simon Prince, Research Fellow, Oxford University, author of Northern Ireland '68: civil rights, global revolt and the origins of the Troubles

Chair: Seamus O Tuathail S.C.

Saturday 30 August 11.00 am

Desmond Greaves, the Connolly Association and Civil Rights

Sean Redmond, author of Desmond Greaves and the origins of the civil rights movement in Northern Ireland

Chair: Sean Garland, president, The Workers' Party

Saturday 30 August 2.30 pm

Historical perspectives on the civil rights movement

-- Michael Farrell, solicitor, author of The Orange State, former activist in the People's Democracy and NICRA

-- Edwina Stewart, former member of the NICRA executive committee

-- Patrick Murphy, professor of economic and social policy, 1960s civil rights activist and author of NICRA's tenth anniversary publication, We shall overcome

Chair: Kevin McCorry

Sunday 31 August 11.00 am

Women's part in the struggle: civil rights and women's rights in 1970s Ireland

-- Dr Linda Connolly, sociologist, author of The Irish Women's Movement, from revolution to devolution

-- Dr Margaret Ward, historian, author of Irish Women and Nationalism, Unmanageable Revolutionaries, Hanna Sheehy Skeffington

Chair: Mary Cullen, historian

Sunday 31 August 2.30 pm

The Civil Rights Movement and contemporary Ireland

-- Anthony Coughlan, former secretary, Dublin Wolfe Tone Society, in the 1960s

-- Kevin McCorry, solicitor and former NICRA organiser

Chair: Frank Keoghan

Sunday 31 August 8.00 pm

Social Evening: (details available at the school)

Bookings and Admission:

Full school: 20 euro; Individual sessions: 6 euro; Students/unwaged half-price


Frank Keoghan, Summer School Director, 25 Shanowen Crescent, Dublin 9; Telephone 00-353-1-8423076 Mobile 087-2308330 for further information

Book Stall:

Books and pamphlets on Irish history and politics will be on sale at the Summer School, especially those offering alternatives to the current official and academic orthodoxy.


The Ireland Institute (Pearse Centre), 27 Pearse Street, is along the north side of Trinity College in the centre of Dublin. It is the former home and family business place of the 1916 leaders Patrick and Willie Pearse. The Summer School will be held in the new hall at the back of the building.

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