Event News

18 April 2017

Save the Date - Kennedy Summer School 2017 is on the 7th, 8th and 9th of September


As co-directors of this year’s Kennedy Summer School, we are delighted to welcome you to our website. The summer school has gone from strength to strength since its foundation in 2012 and has become a significant event on the calendar for all with a strong interest in Irish and American politics, history and culture. This is down to the vision of its founder, Noel Whelan, a stalwart organising committee and volunteers in New Ross, and generous financial support from public and private donors. It is a real honour for us to build upon their efforts this year.

Already, we have lined up an impressive and broad array of speakers, panellists, moderators and cultural contributors. On this website, and through our social media channels, we will soon be releasing more details and will continue to do so throughout the summer as we confirm additional participants. On 7-9 September this year, the summer school will showcase a wide range of offerings, including: discussions of the Trump presidency, current issues in Irish politics and the legacy of President Kennedy 100 years on from his birth; the Edward M. Kennedy Annual Distinguished Lecture; and the ever-popular tea party and cooking demonstration at the Kennedy Homestead. There literally will be something for everyone!

Please return to this website and follow us on Facebook and Twitter in the coming weeks and months as we provide further information regarding this year’s special guests, purchasing tickets, finding suitable accommodation – and more. Above all, we look forward to seeing you in New Ross in September!

Larry Donnelly and Dr. Brian Murphy Co-Directors, 2017 Kennedy Summer School

2016 Programme

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Themes & Events

  • The Dunganstown Tea Party
  • New Government, New Politics? or just the Same Old?
  • ‘You, Me and Society’; Conversations on Irish Mental Health
  • “Supported by her Exiled Children: Ireland and America 1916-2016”
  • ‘On a Personal and Policing Journey’
  • Ireland and America; Shared Stories
  • Hillary Vs Trump: A Contest like no Other; Panel discussion and Q&A