A two day Conference exploring the origins of Republicanism:
How a relationship between Ireland and France was forged.
Mayo County Council & the Environment, Culture, Heritage, Language Working Group of The Mayo Local Community Development Committee are hosting a Conference in conjunction with Mayo Day celebrations 2017. The event will be held at GMIT, Castlebar entitled The Liberty Tree – L’Arbre de la Liberté. The Conference will also include a guided tour of Moore Hall, home of John Moore, first President of the Republic of Connaught. Admission to this event is free of charge.
GMIT Castlebar Campus Friday 28th & Saturday 29th April 2017
|Friday 28th April 2017
|Saturday 29th April 2017|
|11.00am||Opening of day two by the French Ambassador Mr. Jean-Pierre Thébault|
|7.00pm||Welcome to Mayo Day Opening Ceremonies and launch of L’Arbre de La Liberté Conference 2017||11.30am||Dr Sylvie Kleinman, M..Phil., Ph.D.
“Invading, Liberating, Narrating?: Humbert’s 1798 campaign and ‘new history’ perspectives for the decade of commemorations”
“Plant, Plant the Tree – The Genesis of a Tradition”.
“The Common Origins of French and Irish Republicanism”
“The Hidden Origins of Irish Republicanism”
|1.00pm||Dr. Fiona White
“John Moore of Moore Hall, Reluctant Patriot”
|9.30pm||French Evening with music and refreshments||1.45pm||Lunch|
|3.00pm||Bus tour to French Hill and Moore Hall
“Remembering the French fallen” at French Hill, Castlebar followed by guided tour of Moore Hall and walled garden. This will include a lecture by Prof. Adrian Fraizer and Tree Planting Ceremony.
|7.00pm||Closing reception and concert by ‘Companach’ at Breaffy House Hotel|
For further information and bookings for this free event please contact Margaret Burke at Mayo North East Leader Partnership, Foxford, Co. Mayo on (094) 9256745 or (087) 6506708. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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