The theme of the seventh Annual Micheál Ó Cléirigh Summer School will be held in May 2021 (exact dates to be confirmed based on health advice). The theme is ‘Women in Turbulent Times 1551-1651’. We will hear the stories of the personal experiences of some women during this very distressed time in Irish history. Often whilst their husband, father or brothers were away fighting, exiled, imprisoned or dead, they supported their families by managing the land and property. Their efforts and struggles were often overlooked or forgotten, perhaps purposefully, in subsequent historical accounts of the time- history that is only being properly researched and reassessed in recent times.
Other events include a talk on the townlands of the area, Primary schools’ art competition and performances by local singers and musicians. Exact details to be confirmed.