A leading Irish historian will be speaking in the Arts Centre next Saturday. Dr Ruan O’ Donnell, a senior lecturer from the University of Limerick will be speaking at the Living History lectures, part of the Sinn Féin Ard Fheis Fringe Fest.
Dr O’ Donnell, who is not aligned to any political party, will be among the speakers at the event in the Art Centre Theatre from 1.30pm on Saturday afternoon, which will also include the Ballymurphy campaign for truth and justice.
Several other events are also being organised earlier in the week including an exhibition of historical artefacts associated with the 1980 and 1981 hunger strikes, a craft fair centred around the theme of revolution and a open mic night of song, poetry and performance.
Fringe Fest organiser, Oisin O’ Connell, said he hoped the events would show the public that Irish republican culture is not to be feared or loathed.
“Its our hope to cater to all tastes and offer a true view of the culture, history and mythos that lays behind Irish republicanism in the 21st century,” he said, “These events are free and open to everyone.”
A full list of events can be found on www.wexfordsinnfeinnews.blogspot.ie.