Talks Sunday 13 August

10.00am - 6pm | Inish Beg Estate

Tickets €40

Morning – Octagon

10.00-11.30 am A panel discussion of professional historians will discuss what has been revealed by the Decade of Centenaries. Panellists include many of our speakers from Saturday - Professor Caitríona Beaumont, Professor Heather Jones and Dr Eve Morrison, while the panel will be chaired by Professor John Horne.

11.45 am-12.45 Professor David Dickson ‘Cork City, the Caribbean & Complicity’

Lunch (12.45-1.30 pm) - food & drink will be available


1.30-2.30 pm Dr Kate Hodgson ‘The Long Eighteenth Century, Munster connections and antagonisms’ looking at Cork's connections with the French Caribbean and slavery

2.40-3.40 pm Dr Tara McConnell ‘Prodigious Fine Dinners: Dining with Jonathan Swift’

3.50-4.50 pm Dr Patricia McCarthy ‘Ireland’s love affair with Claret’

5-6 pm Professor Charles Ludington ‘Irish Wine Merchants and the Invention of Modern Bordeaux Wine’


6.30-8.30pm We will be hosting a wine-tasting of 'Wine Geese' wines as the final event of our 2023 Festival. The tasting will be hosted by Fionnuala Harkin, an immensely knowledgeable wine expert who also works for Wines Direct, and she will be joined by Festival speaker Professor Charles Ludington. Tickets can be bought via our Tickets page and more information about the wine tasting is available here. Tickets include both the wine tasting and canapes and the event will take place in the Conservatory in the main house at Inish Beg.

Please note that Sunday day tickets do not include the wine tasting, you will need to book for this separately.

The Festival bar will remain open as well.