We are extremely pleased to be formally announcing the full programme details for the 2017 Kennedy Summer School. When Noel asked us last year to step in as new Directors we immediately got to work curating a programme that we hope everyone will enjoy. We have really aimed to build on last years successful weekend to bring you a Summer School that will be entertaining, thought-provoking, educational, newsworthy and definitely not one to miss!
Our newly designed brochure is available on this site for your perusal, and we hope to see you in September!
Don’t forget TICKETS will be ON SALE this Monday 19th of June from kennedysummerschool.ie or St. Michael’s Theatre, New Ross.
Larry Donnelly & Dr. Brian Murphy
2017 Kennedy Summer School Directors
9 June 2017
Kennedy Summer School 2017 – 3 Important Days for your Diary
After a busy few weeks we are very pleased to announce that our programme has been finalised!
With that, we now have three very important dates for you to remember. The first of which is coming up very soon.
Friday the 16th of June- PROGRAMME LAUNCH
We are announcing our full programme in one weeks time, on Friday the 16th of June. We will send everyone on our emailing list the full programme and brochure, and speaker information will be fed all day through our social media streams. Be sure to follow us on twitter @JFK_SS and like us on Facebook!
Monday the 19th of June – TICKETS ON SALE!
Kennedy Summer School 2017 tickets will be going on sale from Monday the 19th of June. Weekend Tickets, FridayDay Tickets and Saturday Day Tickets will be launched. Tickets will be available from our website, kennedysummerschool.ie and from St. Michael’s Theatre in New Ross. (Individual events will be available for booking at a later date)
and of course, the Summer School itself,
7th, 8th, 9th of September
The Kennedy Summer School will again take place this year from the 7th to the 9th of September. This year’s Summer School promises to be the strongest and most expansive one we have ever held. We hope you can join us for what will surely be a significant event on the Irish political, social and media landscapes in 2017!
We are delighted to be making our first formal announcements for the 2016 Kennedy Summer School!
We have put together a very exciting programme for this year’s event, full details of which will be announced in the coming days. The Kennedy Summer School is billed as ‘A Festival of Irish and American, History, Politics and Culture’, and 2016 is set to be a dramatic year on all three of these fronts, and on both sides of the Atlantic. We will have close to 40 guest speakers participating over three days on a wide range of different topics; there should be something for all!
At this stage we are publishing the poster for the event (see social media), which gives a few hints regarding the topics up for discussion; the US Presidential Election will obviously feature prominently. We’re currently still busy gathering leading contributors from the U.S. and Ireland for what we are describing as, “ The Strongest Panel on U.S. Politics Ever Assembled in Ireland”, a panel that will include numerous special sessions on the anticipated Trump v Hillary battle.
On the evening of September 8th, the ‘Kennedy Summer School’ will be opened by the American Ambassador, Kevin O’Malley. Our guest of honour and keynote speaker for the Summer School will be the former Governor of Maryland and Democratic Presidential Contender, Martin O’Malley. The Garda Commissioner, Noreen O’Sullivan will be interviewed for this year’s ‘Kennedy Summer School Interview’. We are also assembling an impressive panel on the impact of the 2016 Irish election, and on whether there is really anything “New” about our “ New Politics”. The Dunganstown Tea Party is also returning this year, and will feature a number celebrity chefs and other special guests. Other Irish guests include; Ann Doyle, Charlie Bird, Larry Donnelly, Colm O’Gorman, Tony Bates and many more. Watch this site and social media for further details.
The Summer School is being held, as usual, in New Ross and its environs, over a 3 day period, Thursday 8th , Friday 9th and Saturday 10th of September, 2016. Tickets will be on sale from July 1st! We hope that you will help us spread the word, among your family, friends, colleagues, group members and anyone else who you think may wish to attend. We would also be grateful for any help you can give us in getting the word out there among your followers on Twitter or Facebook and other social networks.