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The Irish Hero – A Multidisciplinary Conference in Irish Studies


Conference in Irish Studies, 2-3 April 2004
Centre for Irish Studies, NUI, Galway

Centre for Irish Stuides

Many different men and women have been thought of, talked about, written about and memorialized as representing the heroic values in Irish society. Such ‘heroes’ have been drawn from many disparate areas of Irish life, such as the military, politics, literature and sport.

This conference is bringing together experts from across the spectrum of Irish Studies, and around the world, to consider such themes as:

  • Heroes and History
  • Heroes Made and Re-Made
  • Heroes and Literature
  • Heroes and Writers
  • Heroes and Sport
  • Portraying the Hero
  • Commemorating the Hero
  • The Hero in Folklore
  • Television Heroes
  • National Heroes

Plenary speakers will include: Professor Robert Savage (Boston College), Professor Richard Holt (De Montfort University), Maria Moynihan (Chief Executive, St Patrick’s Festival), Sighle Bhreathnach-Lynch (Curator of Irish Paintings, National Gallery of Ireland) and Professor Dáithí Ó Hógáin (University College, Dublin).

For more information, full programme details and registration forms go to: The Irish Hero Conference or call Samantha Williams: 091-512428 email:


















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22 March 2004


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'The Solidarity of Those Who Struggle for Justice'
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Truth, Power and Dissent
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The 2004 Jonathan Swift Poetry Competition
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From Paras to the FRU
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"Expose the Awful Truth"
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