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Fingal Festival of History 2020

Join Fingal Libraries for the Fingal Festival of History from September 12th to 19th

This year’s festival will take place online with all talks being made available on the Fingal Libraries YouTube channel  and social media platforms throughout the week of the festival from September 12 to 19.

U.S. historian Cecelia Hartsell:

           Martin Luther King Jr.,

           Frederick Douglass in Ireland

           Blood Sacrifice: Irish Nationalists & African Americans

           The Road to Black Lives Matter

The centenary of the Sack of Balbriggan takes place this year and provides the main theme for our Festival. This year’s programme again features the History at the Castle day with a variety of speakers presenting on topics relating to the Sack of Balbriggan, the War of Independence and other political conditions relevant during this period of Ireland’s history.

Brian HanleyTans and Auxillaries in Ireland

John Dorney The War of Independence in Dublin

Ms Molly Adrian - Lou Boland

1920 - Local Government & the War of Independence in Fingal - Declan Brady

Events interlinked to the Sack of Balbriggan - Cathal Boland

Sack of Balbriggan and how it inspired his successful children's novel Pawns by Brian Gallagher

Music & Songs - Sack of Balbriggan David O'Connor & Aidan Lawlor with Helen Lawlor

Sack of Balbriggan - A Retrospective View - Jim Walsh https://y 

Exhibition - Sack of Balbriggan Curated by Catherine Keane

Download the brochure here: Fingal Festival of History Brochure

Fingal Festival of History

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