Boyne Valley Tours

John Boyle O'Reilly Autumn School in Drogheda


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 opinion.

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 history.

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

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