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Stories of 1798 in a changed Ireland : towards a renewed understanding of her traditions and conflicts.

Twenty years  after the bicentenary of 1798 our understanding of the Rising and what it means for a globalising Ireland continues to evolve. The Byrne-Perry festival presents new perspectives and examines the long term resonance of 1798 with rapidly changing relationships across Ireland, the UK , the EU, the USA and the Globe .

The weekend includes accessible lectures and discussions led by prominent  public figures, historians, business leaders and cultural commentators. A highlight will be the guided field trip to Tuberneering and other sites associated with 1798 in North Wexford