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Event Series Event Series: Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Autumn School

Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Autumn School

October 28, 2023 @ 1:00 PM 3:00 PM

The Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Autumn School will take place from Friday 27th – Sunday 29th October.

Events

Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Autumn School – Formal Opening and Session 1
Friday, 27 October 2023
Venue: Thomas Fitzgerald Centre, Bruff
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Highlights: Formal Opening by Mayor of the City and County of Limerick Cllr. Gerard Mitchell, followed by insightful sessions:
“Reflections on Irish and Ukrainian Emigration” by Her Excellency Larysa Gerasko, Ukrainian Ambassador to Ireland and Dr. Stephen Kinsella, Professor of Economics, University of Limerick. Moderated by Tim O’Connor, former Irish Consul General in New York.

Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Autumn School – Session 2
Saturday, 28 October 2023
Venue: Lough Gur Visitor Centre
Time: 1 p.m.
Highlight: “The Story of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy’s Visit to Limerick and Mayor Frances Condell, 1963” by Dr. Matthew Potter and Dr. William O’Neill, Limerick City Museum. Moderated by Kate Harrold, Manager, Lough Gur Centre.

Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Autumn School – Session 3
Sunday, 29 October 2023
Venue: Lough Gur Visitor Centre
Time: 1 p.m.
Session: “Irish Diaspora’s Gravitational Pull of the Home Place” by Dr. Pat Wallace, former Director of the National Museum of Ireland, and Dr. Frank Prendergast, Emeritus Professor of Engineering, Technological University of Dublin. Moderated by Tim O’Connor.

Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Autumn School – Session 4
Sunday, 29 October 2023
Venue: Thomas Fitzgerald Centre, Bruff
Time: 3:30 p.m.
Session: “Diaspora Dimensions; The Wild Geese, JFK, and our Musical Heritage” by Maureen Browne, journalist, Dr. Liam Chambers, Head, Department of History, Mary Immaculate College, and Peadar O Riada, Composer & son of Sean. Moderated by Pat Hayes, local historian.

€5 per event