2019 Programme

Thursday 5th September: 2.30pm 

Venue: The Marquee At JFK Memorial Park And Arboretum

THE KENNEDY SUMMER SCHOOL AFTERNOON TEA PARTY

Host: Sean Connick; Special Guests: Frances Black, Michael Lester

Thursday 5th September: 5.30pm – 6.00pm

Venue: New Ross Library

NEW ROSS KENNEDY BOOK AND RESEARCH ARCHIVE – Presentation Of The Larkin Collection To New Ross Library

Host: Eileen Morrissey; Remarks: Felix M. Larkin

Thursday 5th September: 6.00pm – 7.00pm

Venue: New Ross Library

BEING PROTESTANT AND IRISH

Chair: Professor Maurice Bric; Panellists: Dr Ian d’Alton, Dr Ida Milne, Felix M. Larkin, Dr Deirdre Nuttall

Thursday 5th September: 7.30pm- 8.00pm

Venue: St Michael’s Theatre

OPENING NIGHT EVENT Official Opening of Summer School: Seamus Mallon, Followed By A Public Interview

Thursday 5th September: 8.00pm – 9.00pm

Venue: St Michael’s Theatre

THE EDWARD M KENNEDY LECTURE: What Role Is There For Faith In Our Politics

Keynote Lecture: Most Reverend Eamon Martin; Replies: Senator Ivana Bacik, Michael Kelly, Thomas H. Groome

Thursday 5th September, 9.00PM – 10.00PM

Venue: St Michael’s Theatre

BRIAN KENNEDY: SONGS OF LOVE AND LOSS

Performer: Brian Kennedy

Friday 6th September, 10.00am – 12.00pm

Venue: St Mary’ Secondary School

SECONDARY SCHOOL EVENT: ‘Inspiring Ambition Over Adversity’

Speaker: Stefani Preissner, Davy Fitzgerald, Host; Gina London

Friday 6th September: Time 10.00am 

Venue: New Ross Library

JUNIOR SCHOOL EVENT: Blazing A Trail

Speaker: Lauren O’Neill

Friday 6th September: 10.00am – 12.00pm

Venue: St Michael’s Theatre KENNEDY SUMMER SCHOOL TOURISM FORUM

Host: Jenny De Saulles Panellists: Paul Kelly, Tom Enright and more speakers to be confirmed

Friday 6th September: 12.30pm – 2.30pm

Venue: The Marquee At JFK Memorial Park And Arboretum

KENNEDY SUMMER SCHOOL SPEAKERS LUNCH

Keynote Speaker: Micheál Martin; Chair: Eileen Whelan; Speakers: Willie Keilthy, Dr Robert M. Mauro

Friday 6th September, 6.00pm – 7.00pm

Venue: St Michael’s Theatre

PROFILES IN SPORTING COURAGE: A SPECIAL PANEL OF IRISH SPORTING HEROS

Chair: Evanne Ní Chuilinn; Panellists: Gearóid Devitt, Sarah O’Shea, Ursula Jacob, Lee Chin

Friday 6th September, 7.15pm – 8.15pm

Venue: St Michael’s Theatre

PUBLIC ADDRESS & INTERVIEW WITH TAOISEACH LEO VARADKAR

Speaker: Leo Varadkar

Friday 6th September, 8.30pm – 9.25pm

THE SUPREME COURTS OF IRELAND AND THE UNITED STATES: SHARED IDEAS AND INFLUENCES

Chair: Noeline Blackwell; Panellists: Professor Donncha O’Connell, Dr Jennifer Kavanagh, Ruadhán Mac Cormaic

Friday 6th September, 9.30pm – 10.30pm

Venue: St Michael’s Theatre

THE KENNEDY SUMMER SCHOOL INTERVIEW: Former Congressman Bruce Morrison

Chair: Caitríona Perry; Speaker: Bruce Morrison

Saturday 7th September, 10.00am – 11.40 am

Venue: St Michael’s Theatre

THE KENNEDY SUMMER SCHOOL HISTORY SYMPOSIUM: Looking Back At 1959, 1979 And 1989

10.00am: Sean Lemass In His Own Voice

10.30am: Charles Haughey: A Retrospective

11.10am: The Walls Fall Down

Chair: Eileen Dunne; Panel: Ronan McGreevy, Peter Murtagh, Conor Lenihan, Michael Žantovský, Dick Spring

Saturday 7th September: 12.00pm – 1.00pm

Venue: St Michael’s Theatre

KENNEDY SUMMER SCHOOL KEYNOTE EVENT

Keynote: Maureen Dowd in Public Interview with Larry Donnelly

Saturday 7th September: 2.00pm – 3.00pm

Venue: St Michael’s Theatre

THE IRISH POLITICS PANEL: Budget, Brexit & Time for an Election?

Chair: Dr Ciara Kelly; Panellists: Regina Doherty TD, Jim O’Callaghan TD , Mick Wallace MEP, Joan Burton TD

Saturday 7th September: 3.00pm – 4.00pm

Venue: St Michael’s Theatre

THE INCREASINGLY COMPLEX RELATIONSHIPS ON THIS ISLAND

Panellists: Jeffrey Donaldson MP, Senator Michael Mcdowell, Colum Eastwood, Sorcha Eastwood

Saturday 7th September: 4.15pm – 4.45pm

Venue: St Michael’s Theatre

A BOSTONIAN PERSPECTIVE ON LAW AND POLITICS IN TODAY’S USA

Speaker: Rachael Rollins, in Public Interview with Dr Robert M. Mauro

Saturday 7th September: 4.45pm to 6.00pm

Venue: St Michael’s Theatre

US POLITICS PANEL: TRUMP AND ELECTION 2020

Chair: Larry Donnelly; Panellists: Rachael Rollins, Cal Thomas, Sarah Elliott, Niall O’Dowd, Michael Lonergan

Saturday 7th September: 6.15pm – 6.30pm

Venue: St Michael’s Theatre

CLOSING ENTERTAINMENT New Ross & District Pipe Band

Saturday Night 7th September: 8.00pm – 11.30pm

Venue: The Marquee At JFK Memorial Park And Arboretum

THE FÁILTE IRELAND KENNEDY SUMMER SCHOOL DINNER

Special Guest Of Honour: Mario Rosenstock

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