To celebrate the publication of Tim Pat’s new book, The Famine Plot: England’s Role in Ireland’s Greatest Tragedy, a passion project that has been in the pipeline for a number of years, he will be hosted by the American Irish Historical Society in New York for a reading and discussion on 27th November 2012.
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There have been two radio slots today, available as podcasts, with Tim Pat interviewed about his new book The Famine Plot
Sean Moncrieff on Newstalk FM (2 mins 35 into segment)
Tim Pat Coogan will give a public lecture at UCC on Tuesday 20 November, introduced by UCC historian Dr Larry Geary.
Tim Pat will give a lecture entitled ‘Michael Collins and the Bankers’ on 19 August in the Glasnevin Museum as part of the Glasnevin Trust lecture series. Tickets for the event cost €10. All monies raised will benefit the upkeep of the cemetery.
The lecture, which starts at 2.30pm, will consider what Ireland’s first Minister for Finance might have made of the present day banking crisis.
Within days of being appointed Minister for Finance in 1919, Michael Collins set about raising the funds necessary for Dail Eireann. Writer Frank O’Connnor said of him: “He was a born improvisator, and from the moment he was appointed … the Department of Finance began to function, within a few weeks his mighty Loan was under way and even today when we have forgotten or can no longer imagine the preposterous conditions under which the department worked – censorship, imprisonment, confiscation, murder – one is filled with respect for the variety and thoroughness of the work performed.”
Tim Pat will kick off a series of debates on Ireland’s economic woes when he delivers the annual Mac Lua Memorial Lecture for Irish Writers’ Month in Hammersmith, London.
The event, with a Q&A to follow, will take place on Wednesday 6th June, 7pm.
» For full details go to www.irishculturalcentre.co.uk.
Tim Pat will be making an address entitled ‘Griffith Would Have Jailed Them’ in Cavan County Museum, Ballyjamesduff, on Wednesday 28 March at 8pm.
This will be the third annual Arthur Griffith Lecture.
Tim Pat will be giving a lecture on Michael Collins on 25th of August in the Glasnevin Museum at 7.30pm. The lecture is free and part of Heritage Week.
Booking is essential to ensure a seat. For more information and bookings, please contact Glasnevin Museum on 01-8826550 or email email@example.com
Glasnevin Museum is located inside the main gates of Glasnevin Cemetery.
This year sees Féile come of age, celebrating it’s eighteenth birthday with the theme Past, Present, Future. In 1993 residents of the Bogside and Brandywell came together with community organisations to organize a community festival that has become the biggest community celebration in the North West. Now 18 years since it’s inception, Féile is taking the opportunity to look at its history, celebrate its achievements and look confidently to a better future.
As always, Féile features an extensive Political Talks and Debates section. Highlights include lectures from two of Ireland’s most respected political/historical writers, Fintan O’Toole and Tim Pat Coogan.
Féile 2011 takes place at various venues in Derry from Friday August 5th – Monday August 15th. Tim Pat will deliver a lecture ‘Ireland. Yes We Can?’ at An Cultúrlann on Wednesday, August 10.
For more information or to request a programme, contact the Féile office on 02871262812.
Catch the podcast of last Wednesday’s RTÉ Radio 1 ‘Late Debate’, with Tim Pat Coogan, Kevin Humphries TD, Luke Flanagan TD, Brenda Power and Shaun Connolly.
Tim Pat will be speaking at the 2011 Percy French Summer
School, to be held at Castlecoote House, Co. Roscommon, from 11th–15th July
The Athlone Advertiser reports that the headline talk “… is one of many that aims to address current socio-economic issues… Some of Ireland’s leading academics will gather to celebrate the work of Percy French and debate issues such as ‘The Irish conscience’, ‘The Female education debate in 18th century’, ‘Trades, crafts and people of old Fuerty’, to name but a few…. Tim Pat’s talk is of course taken from Percy French’s well known song ‘The West Clare Railway’”
Question and Answer Session – Thursday 14th July, 12.15pm
Sure we’re not right Michael, Sure we’re not!
A reflection on the contemporary political and economic crises with apologies to ‘The West Clare Railway’ by Percy French
Tim Pat Coogan
Luke Ming Flanagan TD CHAIR