William Carleton Summer School gets underway
THE William Carleton Summer School gets underway next Monday with Horslips founder, Ardboe man Barry Devlin, among those who will be participating.
The Summer School once again takes place in Corick House Hotel, which was the 17th century country house noted in Carleton’s writings as the home of Squire Story.
The event will be officially opened at 10.30am on Monday August 6 by Mayor of Dungannon and South Tyrone Borough, Cllr Phelim Gildernew.
Among the invited guests will be the two Archbishops of Clogher, Dr Liam McDiad and the Right Reverend John McDowell.
The keynote address at this year’s summer school will be given by noted UCD academic Professor Cormac Ó Gráda on “Carleton and famine’s darkest secrets”.
Others talking will be Dr Melissa Fegan from Chester and summer school director, former RTE reporter Michael Fisher, will talk about DJ O’Donoghue, Carleton’s biographer.
On Tuesday August 7, there will be a talk by Frank McHugh about Carleton’s Australian relatives, and a contribution from Josephine Treanor from Clogher about one of her relatives, Anne Duffy, the miller’s daughter, who was a contemporary of Carelton and mentioned by him.
Tuesday will also see a literary symposium and and a one man show on Charles Dickens by actor Laurence Foster from Dublin.
The following day there will be contribution by Dr Sophia Hillan on Jane Austen’s Irish Nieces, on Carleton On Stage by Christopher Fitz-Simon and a concluding address by Professor Owen Dudley Edwards, honorary director of the summer school.
Liam Foley has adapted Carleton’s humorous story, “Phil Purcel the Pig Driver”, for a reading by the Carleton Players.
Evening entertainment has been arranged for each night, with traditional music from the Maguire family in Enniskillen featuring on Monday evening at the Rathmore Bar.
Tuesday evening will see a walk in the scenic Fardross area with the Clogher Valley ramblers.
Musicians from Tydavnet in Monaghan will entertain guests in the country park afterwards.
Wednesday night, August 8, will see a concert of sacred and secular music in St Patrick’s Church, Clogher at 8pm with Fermanagh Choral Society.
On Thursday August 9, the annual tour in the Clogher Valley area will be led by Jack Johnston, focusing on Carleton and his contemporaries, including Archbishop Hughes of New York.
The four day programme for the Summer school can be found at www.williamcarletonsummerschool.org
For further information you can contact Michael Fisher, Summer School Director at (028) 9066 2945 or email email@example.com
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