John Boyle O'Reilly Autumn School in Drogheda
OLD DROGHEDA SOCIETY & DROGHEDA MUSEUM
The John Boyle O’Reilly Autumn School 2011
Saturday 10th September 2011 - 10am to 5pm
Boyne Valley Hotel, Dublin Road, Drogheda
Monster Meetings & Riotous Assemblies
Daniel O’Connell and Mass Politics in Nineteenth Century Ireland
Dr. Patrick Geohegan, T.C.D.
Presenter of Newstalk Radio’s weekly Talking History programme and leading
expert on Daniel O’Connell. His biography of O’Connell was presented to
President Obama on his recent visit to Ireland.
Prof. Gary Owens, University of Western Ontario.
Leading North American expert on British and Irish History, he pioneered
research into O’Connell’s use of pageantry, theatre and symbol to sway popular
Dr. Maura Cronin, MIC, University of Limerick.
Foremost expert on the use of popular culture in Nineteenth Century politics and
on labour history, agrarian movements and the history of towns. Dr. Cronin will
speak on the role of the ballad sheet industry in this turbulent period in Irish
Brendan Matthews, Archivist, Drogheda Museum Millmount.
Leader of the Old Drogheda Society’s Millmount Research Unit, Brendan is
constantly uncovering new and exciting information on local historical events
and movements. His recent research has uncovered new local material on the
plebeian movements castigated by O’Connell in Drogheda – labour movement
Chartists and agrarian “Stickmen”.
Bookings and Information:
Drogheda Museum Millmount
Tel: 041-9833097 (Mon-Sat 10:00am-5:00pm)
Fee: With 4 course lunch - €30 without lunch - €10
Publicity sponsored by Drogheda Borough Council
Patron: Dr. T.K. Whitaker