Cumann agus Céileachas:
Love and Marriage Revisited
- Dates: 12 to 15 August (Wednesday to Saturday).
- Theme: Cumann agus Céileachas: Love and Marriage Revisited.
- Location: Ennis, County Clare.
- Summer School 2015 Director: Dr Linda Connolly,
Director, Institute for Social Science in the 21st Century (ISS21), UCC.
Welcome to the School
The School programme is now available on this page and as a PDF document.
Beidh fáilte romhat!
All events will take place at glór in Ennis.
glór box office
- During the School, tickets for all our events will be available from Glór as well as from Cumann Merriman directly.
- The Glór box office can be contacted on 00 353 65 684 3103 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: It is not necessary to register for the whole School; anyone wishing to book for individual days or individual sessions on www.glor.ie very welcome.
- Fáiltiú and reception.
- Opening of the School.
- Introduction by Linda Connolly.
- Guest speaker: Catherine McGuinness.
- Lecture: Divorce Twenty Years On: What actually happened? by Tony Fahey.
- Seimineár 1.
- Tromluí an phósta in Cúirt an Mheán-Oíche, le Máire Ní Annracháin.
- ‘Love and Marriage in Irish Writing’ 1.
- “Passionate Encounters”? Irish Literature after Independence: the Writing of Sexual Desire, with Patricia Coughlan.
- Cúirt an Mheán-Lae.
- Poetry Reading with Ailbhe Ní Ghearbhuigh.
- Panel: Love and Marriage Revisited.
- Bridesheads revisited: Love and Marriage in Rural Ireland 1850s to 1960s, with William J. Smyth.
- “Why not give the power to the wife? She probably cannot resist him otherwise”: Women and fertility control in 20th century Ireland, with Sandra McAvoy.
- Representations of Single Women in Irish Cullture, with Anne Byrne.
- Book launch: Eleven Versions of Merriman (Lilliput Press, Dublin, 2015).
- Author: Gregory A. Schirmer.
- Speaker: Tom Dunne.
- Plenary Panel: Love and Marriage in the Irish Revolution.
- ‘Hens to moorcocks call’: Flirtation and Courtship in 1916 with Lucy Mc Diarmid.
- Love and Affection Among the Revolutionary Generation with Roy Foster.
- Seimineár 2
- An Grá agus an Ghruaim? Mná, Fir agus an Pósadh sa Bhéaloideas, le Diarmuid Ó Giolláin.
- ‘Love and Marriage in Irish Writing’ 2
- Love OR Marriage, with Conal Creedon.
- Cúirt an Mheán-Lae with Rita Ann Higgins.
- Panel: Love, Marriage and Equality.
- The Family and the Irish Constitution: So Much Change, So Much Still the Same, with Conor O’Mahony.
- Lesbian Motherhood: Gender, Families and Sexual Citizenship, with Róisín Ryan-Flood.
- Reflections on Love: Marriage and Equality 20 Years after the 1995 Divorce Referendum, with Carol Coulter.
- Fáiltiú / Reception.
- Musical Gala Evening and Illustrated Lecture.
- ‘Bímís ag Ól is ag Pógadh na mBan’: Love and Marriage in the Musical Landscape of Co. Clare, with Gearóid Ó hAllmhuráin.
- Other performers:
- Geraldine Cotter (piano)
- Joan Hanrahan (Radio/fiddle)
- Tim Collins (concertina)
- Anthony Quigney (Kilfenora Céilí Band/flute)
- Emer Howley (Kilfenora Céilí Band/fiddle)
- Órfhlaith Ní Bhriain (sean-nós songs)
- The Crusheen Half Set: Strawboy Wedding Dance
- This illustrated lecture and recital will explore the themes of love and marriage as reflected in Ireland’s traditional soundscape. While focusing on the lifeworlds of musicmakers and the manner in which they chronicle the universal themes of love and marriage, the presentation will focus especially on marriage rituals as celebrated in the traditional music, song and dance of Clare.
- Seimineár 3.
- Galar nách fóir luibh ná liaigh: Galar an ghrá i ndánta grá na Gaeilge, le Síle Ní Mhurchú.
- ‘Love and Marriage in Irish Writing’ 3.
- Author interview and reading
- Doireann Ní Bhriain in conversation with Donal Ryan, author of The Spinning Heart and The Thing About December.
- Cúirt an Mheán-Lae.
- Poetry Reading with Doireann Ní Ghríofa.
- Plenary Panel: Love and Marriage: Emotions, Intimacy and Identity.
- The Triumph of Love, with Tom Inglis.
- Love and Marriage: Looking Back and Forward, with Linda Connolly.
- History Ireland: Hedge School.
- Love and Marriage Since the Famine.
- Chair: Tommy Graham, Editor, History Ireland.
- Panel: William J. Smyth, Sandra Mc Avoy, Linda Connolly and Tom Inglis.
History Ireland editor Tommy Graham is host of a series of History Ireland Hedge Schools, lively round-table public discussions with historians and well-known personalities. Podcasts and videos of these events are posted on the History Ireland website.