7 May 2020: Kennedy Summer School organisers announce 2020 postponement

Festival and event organisers across Ireland and the world have been carefully considering their options for 2020 and it is with regret that the organisers of the Kennedy Summer School in New Ross County Wexford now announce that the event will be postponed until 2021.

The Kennedy Summer School has taken place each September in the ancestral hometown of President John F. Kennedy since 2013. The event is organised by Larry Donnelly, Eileen Dunne, Willie Keilthy, Dr Robert Mauro, Sinéad McSweeney and Dr Brian Murphy who have hosted a number of virtual discussions over the last number of weeks and they have decided for health and safety reasons due to the Covid 19 pandemic the event will not take place during 2020.

Read our full statement here.

2019 Programme

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Themes & Events

  • We Shall Overcome and other Songs
  • Reflections on a Referendum
  • Trump, Immigrants, Jobs and Guns American Politics Panel
  • Presidential Elections and Political Persuasion
  • Kennedy Summer School History Symposium
  • ‘The Final Year’
  • ‘Meeting Miriam’
  • Brexit Endgame: Implications for Ireland, North and South
  • Inspiring Ambition over Adversity
  • Profiles in Sporting Courage A special panel of Irish sporting greats