Joe Duffy to speak on childhood during Ireland's revolution

Galway to host two day conference with events in museum and NUIG

Joe Duffy.

Joe Duffy.

Liveline's Joe Duffy will be in Galway this weekend to speak as part of a two day conference examining the history of children and childhood during and after the revolutionary period in Ireland.

Children and Childhood before and after the Revolution in Ireland, takes place tomorrow and Saturday. It begins tomorrow at 5.30pm in the Galway City Museum, with Galway Childhoods, comprising 12 short, illustrated talks, lasting eight minutes each. It is organised by NUI Galway's Dr John Cunningham in association with Culture Night.

The conference itself starts at 9am in the Institute for Lifecourse and Society, NUI Galway, with keynote speaker Joe Duffy giving a lecture at 2pm, along with other speakers. Mr Duffy is the author of Children of the Rising, which looks at young lives violently lost during the rebellion. Issues covered in the conference will be Na Fianna Éireann, youth and the Irish Revolution, the industrial school system, childhood in the 1950s, and life in direct provision.

This is a free, public, event sponsored by NUIG. All are welcome. For more information, or to register, email [email protected]. See also www.nuigalway.ie/sep2016, and Facebook.

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