This year’s Festival will have a very limited in-person audience and a high-quality live stream for all events.
Friday 5th August – 6.30pm: Festival Concert by Jessie Kennedy & the Celestial Quartet ‘Thus she shall go to the stars’ inspired by the life of Agnes Clerke
Saturday 6th August – 2-6pm: Black ’47 – to mark 175 years since the worst year of the Famine, we will have a specially pre-recorded reading by Bob Geldof and live talks and a panel discussion with historians Professor Breandán Mac Suibhne, Professor Melissa Fegan, Dr Charles Read & artist John Kelly.
Saturday 6th August – 8.30pm: second performance of Festival Concert by Jessie Kennedy & the Celestial Quartet ‘Thus she shall go to the stars’ inspired by the life of Agnes Clerke
Sunday 7th August ; 2-6pm: West Cork in 1922 – the Bandon Valley killings – talks and panel discussion with Dr Gemma Clarke, Don Wood, Dr Andy Bielenberg & Professor Brian Walker