2016 is a special year for the Sheehy Skeffington School, with the centenary of the Proclamation and its guarantee of “religious and civil liberty, equal rights and equal opportunities to all its citizens”. It also marks the centenary of the execution of Frank Sheehy Skeffington, arguably the first of the revolutionaries to die.
The 2016 Sheehy Skeffington School will take place on Saturday April 16th in the Ireland Institute (Ionaid an Phiarsaigh), 27 Pearse Street, Dublin 2.
The provisional timetable is :
|10:00 – 10:30||Registration|
|10:30-?||Opening of 2016 School|
|10:40-10:50||Chair – Carol Coulter Chair, Morning Session|
|10:50-11:20||Colin Harvey : Human Rights in a New Republic|
|11:20-11:50||Damien Kilberd : Reviving Ireland – the Sheehy Skeffingtons and others|
|12:00-12:20||Brenda Malone : The bullet in the brick – an account of Francis Sheehy SKeffington’s last days, 100 years ago|
|Chair, afternoon session tbc|
|14:00-14:45||Rights and obligations – constructs and activism. Aiden Lloyd (ESC Rights); Other inputs tbc|
|14:45-15:05||Pablo Lucente : title tbc|
|15:05-15:15||Kieran Allen : launch of 1916, Ireland’s Revolutionary Tradition|
|15:15-15:25||Donal O’Kelly : performance tbc|
|Close of 2016 School|