Panel discussion on 1916 Rising to take place in Tipperary

Panel discussion on 1916 Rising to take place in Tipperary
Tipperary County Council Library Service is holding an author panel event on '1916: Remembering the Rising' on Thursday 24th November at 7pm in the The Source Arts Centre, Thurles.
Join the panel discussion to remember, reflect and re-imagine this pivotal period in Irish history. The panel will feature writers who have approached the subject in diverse and interesting ways. The panel will be chaired by radio broadcaster Fran Curry, who’ll be joined in conversation by Marita Conlon-McKenna, Dr. Fearghal McGarry and Mary Morrissy.
Marita Conlon-McKenna is a well known author of fiction for both children and adults. Dr. Fearghal McGarry is based in Queen’s University, Belfast, and is the author of many books about Irish modern history, including ‘The Rising: Ireland, Easter, 1916’. Much of his recent research on the Easter Rising of 1916 has focused on the role of memory and commemoration in Irish history.
Mary Morrissy is the author of ‘The Rising of Bella Casey’, which explores the life of Bella Casey, an ambitious young schoolteacher, and her relationship with her brother, the celebrated Irish playwright Sean O’Casey.
This free event has received funding from the Tipperary 2016 Programme.