Monday 5 December 2016

Come, learn and have fun! It's free and all are welcome

Published 05/11/2016 | 02:30

Captain Peter Kelleher from the 27th Infantry Battalion reads the Proclamation at the GPO on O'Connell Street on March 27, 2016 in Dublin
Captain Peter Kelleher from the 27th Infantry Battalion reads the Proclamation at the GPO on O'Connell Street on March 27, 2016 in Dublin

For three days, some of the country's finest historians, writers, academics, artists, actors and musicians will gather in one place, giving you and your family a fun and unique opportunity to experience a cultural event like no other.

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The Centenary Conversations includes a landmark national conference titled 1916 -2016 The Promise and Challenge of National Sovereignty and a specially curated Fringe programme. 

Hosted by NUI Galway, in partnership with the Department of Education and Skills, as part of ​Ireland 2016, this special event offers an unmissable opportunity to hear some of the finest minds explore what it means to be part of a republic in a globalised world.

The conference will be opened by An Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD, and ​g​uest speakers include renowned historian and academic Professor Roy Foster (interviewed on page 4), Professor Louise Richardson (Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford) and Chancellor of NUI (and former President of the Irish Human Rights Commission) Dr Maurice Manning.

And​ it's FREE. 

All are welcome - all you have to do is register now at Ireland.ie to book your ticket.

​In addition to the conference, a specially curated Fringe programme of talks, debates​, ​music and exhibitions​ will spark your​ imagination, ​challenge your preconceptions and offer the opportunity for you to contribute your ideas as to what the legacy of the centenary year should be.

The Centenary Conversations runs from 10-12 November.

Full details and booking available now at Ireland.ie

See you in Galway!

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