O’Neill history lecture
THE next O’Neill Country Historical Society lecture will take place on Wednesday 6th March At 8.00pm in Ó Fiaiach Library, Armagh.
The lecture will be delivered by Professor Nicholas Canny from the National University of Ireland, Galway, who, despite the frequency of his world-wide travel, admits to this being his first-ever visit to Armagh. Professor Nicholas Canny was born in Clifden, Co. Galway in 1944 and was educated at Kilfenora national school, St Flannan’s College, Ennis, and subsequently at the re-designated National University of Ireland, Galway. It was there he gained a B.A. in 1964, and an M.A. in 1967 before becoming a research student at the Institute of Historical Research, University of London, 1969-70. He graduated Ph.D from the University of Pennsyvania in 1971.
A leading authority on early modern Irish history, Professor Canny has been a lecturer in Irish history in NUI, Galway since 1972 and professor there since 1979. He has so far written or edited nine major books and over fifty-five academic papers and reviews.
It is anticipated that the content of the lecture will explain how political events in Ireland for this entire period can be best understood when they are considered in the context of developments on a European scale. One consequence of this was that successive groups in Ireland who were frustrated in achieving their political ambitions were left with no choice but to seek refuge in the Continental countries with which they had previously identified. This led to the creation on the Continent of an Irish community in exile (mostly but not exclusively Catholic) composed principally of soldiers and their officers ; clergy and scholars; and merchants and traders, together with the dependents of each of these three groups.
Of particular interest to the audience will be the human dimension to the lecture which will consider the ambitions and achievements of this community in exile and how these exiles influenced Ireland in their own and in future generations.
The jointly promoted lecture forms part of the 60th Anniversary Programme for Cumann Seanchais Ard Mhacha and the Society welcomes the partnership offered by Dúiche Néill in their formal association with the occasion.
The lecture is open to everyone and admission is free. A larger than usual attendance is anticipated but any group or society wishing to have a representative attendance will be welcomed and facilitated. The evening will conclude with light refreshments served. The Ó Fiaich Library and Archive (tel. 02837522981) is open Monday to Friday and welcomes visits or enquiries.
Dúiche Néill 20 was successfully launched by Dr Peter Smith from the University of Ulster in Ranfurly House/ the Hill of The ONeill, Dungannon on Saturday 23rd February. Have you got your copy yet?
If not please contact:
Dessie Gildernew at firstname.lastname@example.org or 07835673613
John Mc Gleenan at email@example.com, or 07871033147
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