THE RINGING of the Heritage Bell on Sunday 18th of August 12.00pm will herald the start of Heritage Week 2013 in the Village. It will also mark the beginning of Carlingford Heritage Centre’s Heritage Week full calendar of events.
Carlingford Heritage Centre Summer Concert Series continues on Sunday 18th of August 16.00pm with performances from Zoë Conway and John Mc Intyre featuring special guest Bill Whelan of Riverdance.The recent release of their critically acclaimed album entitled “Go Mairir I Bhfad_Long Life To You” has brought international attention to the duo, and they are increasingly in demand in Ireland and abroad. The week continues will the Thomas D’Arcy McGee Summer School over Monday 19th, Tuesday 20th 9.00am – 19.30pm and Wednesday 21st 9.00am - 13.00pm August. This will be the second annual “Thomas D’Arcy McGee International Summer School” with guest speaker Prof. David Wilson, Thomas D’Arcy McGee’s Biographer.
The International Summer School is being organised by Carlingford Lough Heritage Trust, Omeath District Development and Dundalk Institute of Technology.
The theme for this year’s Summer School is - “D’Arcy McGee Orangism and Fenianism” will be presented in words, images and music, and the relevance of these stories to modern Irish politics will be discussed. Those attending the summer school will have the opportunity to explore the local landscape, especially those sites associated with the Young Irelanders. For more information visit the Carlingfordheritagecentre.com or Tel: 042 9373454
The Sixth McCluskey Civil Rights Summer School then takes place on Saturday 24th August 9.00am - 18.30pm. For more information Tel: 042 9373454 or contact Denis Haughey Email: firstname.lastname@example.org