A reflection on Irish society will be the focus of the Sunday Symposium with special guest Fintan O’Toole. Fintan will lead the discussion with an exploration of his An Post Non-Fiction Book of the Year prizewinning We Don’t Know Ourselves: A Personal History of Ireland Since 1958.
We Don’t Know Ourselves is a very personal vision of recent Irish history from the year of O’Toole’s birth, 1958, down to the present. The book is a brilliant interweaving of memories and engrossing social and historical narrative, the era of Éamon de Valera, Jack Lynch, Charles Haughey, sectarian civil war in the North and the visit of the Pope, but also of those who began to speak out against the ruling consensus – feminists, advocates for the rights of children, gay men and women coming out of the shadows.
Fintan will be joined by two other guests and the symposium will also feature live traditional music.
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