The School

The Daniel O’Connell Summer School for 2021 takes place in the Ring of Kerry Hotel, Cahersiveen and in Derrynane House, Caherdaniel. The School highlights the legacy of Daniel O’Connell, nationally and internationally, explores issues of importance to O’Connell and which are still relevant today and celebrates the rich traditions and folklore of O’Connell’s native South Kerry.

Programme Overview

Friday 22nd October

10:00am

Introduction and Welcome
Professor Maurice Bric

10:00am

Opening Address
The Hon. Mr. Justice Frank Clarke

11:30am

Approaches to Kerry History
Speaker: Professor Nicholas P. Canny

2:00pm

Towards an Irish State
Speakers: Dr Thomas Earls FitzGerald, Professor Mary McAuliffe, Owen O’Shea

4:00pm

Book Launch
A Man of His Times - The Papers of Robert Fitzgerald, 17th Knight of Kerry, edited by Adrian Fitzgerald, Knight of Kerry

5:00pm

Con Keating Memorial Park, Cahersiveen

Saturday 23rd October

10:00am

South Kerry: Snapshots from the Past
Speakers: Professor Elva Johnston, Dr Nessa O’Connor

11:30am

The Unique Horticultural Legacy of South Kerry
Speakers: Dr Micheline Sheehy Skeffington, Alan Power, James O’Shea, Chris Maguire

3:00pm

The Daniel O’Connell Lecture, 2021
Speaker: Professor Maurice Bric MRIA

6:30pm

Gala Concert, Skellig Six18 Distillery, Cahersiveen.
Pre-booking for this event is essential and is separate from pre-booking for the School.
Gavan Ring, Nicola Ring, Fiachra Garvey

Daniel O’Connell Summer School 2021 Speakers

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Gallery

Dr Martin Mansergh

Dr Martin Mansergh

Dr Martin Mansergh at The Daniel O'Connell Summer School
Sean Kelly MEP

Sean Kelly MEP

Sean Kelly MEP cycling to St Mary's GAA Club
Professor Yvonne Galligan

Professor Yvonne Galligan

Professor Yvonne Galligan addressing the Daniel O'Connell Summer School
Professor John Coakley

Professor John Coakley

Professor John Coakley speaking at the Daniel O'Connell Summer School
Mary McAleese

Mary McAleese

Mary McAleese with members of the O'Connell Family
Moira Morell and Maurice Bric

Moira Morell and Maurice Bric

Moira Morell CEO Kerry County Council and MauriceBric at the Daniel O'Connell Summer School