Saturday 10 December 2016

All roads lead to Galway for landmark 1916 conference

Published 15/10/2016 | 02:30

Arts Minister Heather Humphreys and Taoiseach Enda Kenny launch the 'The Centenary Conversations' conference
Arts Minister Heather Humphreys and Taoiseach Enda Kenny launch the 'The Centenary Conversations' conference

A major national conference will explore ways to build on the positive experience of the 1916 centenary commemorations.

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The 'Centenary Conversations' conference is a three-day programme of talks, debates, exhibitions and performances.

The conference is part of the Ireland 2016 Centenary Programme and will take place at NUI Galway. Leading Irish and international speakers will participate.

Arts Minister Heather Humphreys said 2016 has been an extraordinary year.

"As we come to the end of our year of reflection and remembrance, it is time for us to look to the future and explore ways in which we can build on the positive experience of our centenary year," she said.

There will also be a fringe programme of talks, exhibitions and performances.

The event takes place at from November 10 to 12. Admission to the conference is free but registration is essential at www.ireland.ie.

Irish Independent

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