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All Ireland Humanist Summer School 2019

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Bridge House Hotel

Bridge Street

Tullamore

Ireland

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This year's Summer School will take place at the Bridge House Hotel in Tullamore on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th of September.


This is a two-day theme-based event with guest speakers, discussions, and plenty of socialising and entertainment. This year the theme is Humanism and the New Ireland. The event will cover a wide range of topics related to this theme including church state relations, education, diversity and inclusion, and environmental and climate justice.

There will also be some cultural and entertainment-based additions to the programme compared to previous years, and a little something to help your mental health!

Tullamore is a pretty town in the centre of Ireland with excellent transport links and loads of options for food and entertainment. However we recommend booking accommodation as soon as possible.

More information on the programme is below....



The final programme is:

Saturday 7th September

Registration from 9.15

9.45 - Welcome & Introduction – Steve Rawson (Chair, HAI)

9.50 - Shaping a More Secular Ireland – Speaker TBC

10.30 - Sustainability in the "New Ireland" - Eamon Ryan (Green Party leader)

11.20 - Break for tea/coffee, scones and biscuits

11.45 - Shrinking Space for Civil Society: Ireland and the Global Context - Liam Herrick (ICCL)

12.30 - Inclusion and the Spirit of Giving in the “New Ireland” - Catriona Twomey (Cork Penny Dinners)

13.15 - Lunch in the town (not included)

14.30 - Accommodating Beliefs and Unbelief in a Diverse Ireland - Patsy McGarry (Irish Times)

15.20 - The Changing Role of Women in Political Leadership - Martina Fitzgerald (Journalist, author of Madam Politician)

16.10 - A Poetry Reading by Sarah Clancy

16.30 - Closing Remarks from Steve Rawson


19.00 - Social Evening and Dinner at the Bridge House Hotel.

Entertainment will follow the meal. Drinks from 18.30 at the hotel bar.


Sunday 8th September

Registration from 9.30

9.45 - Welcome & Introduction – Roger Kelly (Chair, Irish Freethinkers and Humanists)

9.50 - Surprise slot, to be confirmed on the day

10.05 - Irish Humanism: Where to from here? - Brian McClinton (Irish Freethinker and Humanist editor)

10.45 - The New Ireland: What Young People Want - Siona Cahill (activist, former USI President)

11.25 - Break for tea/coffee, scones and biscuits

11.55 - Northern Ireland: Excluded from the More Progressive Ireland? - Naomi Connor (Alliance for Choice)

12.35 - Uniting Our Shared Island - Professor Colin Harvey (Queens University, Belfast)

13.15 - Closing Remarks from Roger Kelly


SO GET THAT ACCOMMODATION BOOKED!

And don’t forget there’ll be a Saturday night meal for attendees. The menu for the Saturday night meal can be viewed here.

We are also looking at including some events for children of various ages over the weekend but first we need be check on what kind of interest there would be in availing of this. If people are interested in bringing their children to the Summer School and have them partake in some activities please could you email Roseanne at reillyrs@gmail.com.

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