Summer School 2016

 

West Inishowen History & Heritage Society

Summer School June 2016

‘John Doherty, Local Labour History & the Irish in Britain’

Summer School Poster Final

Join us once again in Buncrana for the 6th West Inishowen History and Heritage Summer School.

This year’s event is organised by the West Inishowen History & Heritage Society in association with the Irish Labour History Society. The theme for 2016 explores the legacy of John Doherty, a young mill worker from Buncrana who rose through the ranks of the English Labour movement to become a leading campaigner for workers’ rights in the early nineteenth century. Throughout the week we will explore the life of John Doherty, the lives of workers in the north west of Ireland, and the fortunes of the many Irish people who went to find work in Britain. Join us to learn more about the histories of Irish working people through a range of talks, films, book sales and walks.

A book sale will be held during all events at The Exchange. Here you will be able to purchase books and pamphlets published by the Irish Labour History Society.

Tea & Coffee will be provided at all events in The Exchange.

BYOB for the film and launch night on 21 June.

All events take place at The Exchange, Castle Avenue, Buncrana, unless otherwise stated.

Programme of events:

  • Tuesday, 21 June – Sunday 26 June 2016: WIHHS Summer School, 2016: 2016 theme – John Doherty (1789-1854) renowned Buncrana born trade unionist. A Book Sale will be held during all events at The Exchange where you will be able to purchase books and pamphlets published by the Irish Labour History Society. For more details please visit our Facebook page 
  • Tuesday 21 June, 7.30 – 9.30 pm (The Exchange, Buncrana): Launch Night & Documentary Screenings. Join us in The Exchange, Castle Avenue, Buncrana as WIH&HS Chairperson Dr Michael L Gorry officially opens the 6th Annual WIH&HS Summer School, followed by information on Dr Adrian Grant’s local shirt factories oral history project.
    The event will also include screenings of documentary films relating to the Summer School theme (‘John Doherty, Local Labour History & the Irish in Britain’). Tea & Coffee will be provided and the event is BYOB. Check out the event page here
  • Wednesday 22 June, 7.00 – 7.50 pm (The Exchange, Buncrana): Talk
    by Dr Adrian Grant: ‘The Voice of the People: John Doherty – trade unionist, factory reformer and radical publisher’. Tea & Coffee will be provided. Check out the event page here
  • Thursday 23 June, 8.00 – 10.00 pm (The Exchange, Buncrana): Talks:
    Emmet O Connor, ‘The Derry Labour Movement, 1889-1923’.
    Ultan Cowley, ‘Voices of the Men who Built Britain’. Tea & Coffee will be provided. Check out the event page here
  • Saturday 25 June, 1.30 – 3.00 pm (Beginning at The Exchange, Buncrana): Join local historian Mari McLaughlin for an afternoon walk to explore the mills and factories of Buncrana. Commencing and finishing at The Exchange. Tea & Coffee will be provided. Check out the event page here
  • Sunday 26 June, Mamore Gap, 2.00 – 4.00 pm: Archealogical walk Survey/walk from Mamore Gap to explore undocumented Booley Huts with archaeologist John Hegarty. Parking at the Urris side of Mamore Gap. Check out the event page here

 

Printable Poster Available here: WIHHS Summer School 2016

More info available on our facebook page

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