Tipperary Library Service To Host Panel Discussion On The 1916 Rising

As 2016 draws to a close, Tipperary County Council Library Service is holding an author panel event on ‘1916: Remembering the Rising’. Join our panel discussion to remember, reflect and re-imagine this pivotal period in Irish history. The panel will feature writers who have approached the subject in diverse and interesting ways. Chaired by Fran Curry, broadcaster with Tipp FM, he’ll be joined in conversation by Marita Conlon-McKenna, Dr Fearghal McGarry, and Mary Morrissy. The event will take place on Thursday 24th November, at 7 p.m. in the Source Library & Arts Centre, Thurles.

Tipperary Library Service to host panel discussion on the Easter Rising

Tipperary Library Service to host panel discussion on the Easter Rising


Marita Conlon-McKenna is a well known author of fiction for both children and adults. Her latest novel, ‘Rebel Sisters’, is set in Ireland during the 1916 Rising and is based on the real life Gifford sisters – Muriel, Grace, and Nellie – three young women at the very heart of the Rising. ‘Rebel Sisters’ has been shortlisted for the Popular Fiction Book of the Year at the Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards.


Dr Fearghal McGarry is based in Queen’s University, Belfast, and is the author of many books about Irish modern history, including ‘The Rising: Ireland, Easter, 1916’. Much of his recent research on the Easter Rising of 1916 has focused on the role of memory and commemoration in Irish history.


Mary Morrissy is the author of ‘The Rising of Bella Casey’, whichwhich explores the life of Bella Casey, an ambitious young schoolteacher, and her relationship with her brother, the celebrated Irish playwright Sean O’Casey.


The panel will be chaired by Fran Curry, well known broadcaster from Tipp FM. This free event is presented by Tipperary County Council Library Service and has received funding from the Tipperary 2016 Programme.



For further information:

Contact Ann-Marie Brophy, Executive Librarian, Tipperary County Council Library Service.

Ph. 0761 06 6100

Email annmarie.brophy@tipperarycoco.ie

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