Mícheál Ó Cléirigh Summer School
10th – 12th May 2019, Franciscan Friary Campus, Rossnowlagh
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Echoing the scenes in Europe today, the Irish people migrated in their thousands from the island in the 16thto the 18th centuries. They left because their land had been taken by planters and the Gaelic Order in which their society was organised had broken down. The Flight of the Earls in 1607 was one of the last acts in this great drama and one of the people who left Donegal at that time was Mícheál Ó Cléirigh, principal of the four Masters. The final entry in the Annals of the Four Masters, which Ó Cléirigh managed and scripted with three others, was in 1616.
The Summer School will be held on the weekend of Friday 10th May until Sunday 12th May- so mark it in your diary!
The theme will be the exact same as last year, it will explore how the Annals of the Four Masters treated the events of the Nine Years War – the Flight of the Earls and the end of Gaelic hegemony in Ulster.
Although permission had been granted by Papal Bull in 1607, it was not until ten years later that the foundation stone for St Anthony’s College in Louvain (Leuven) was laid by the Archduke Albert and his wife the Duchess Isabella in 1617.
This and other events was to lead ultimately to Mícheál Uí Cléirigh being sent back to Ireland to gather information on the lives of the Irish saints and then later leading to the monumental work of the Annála Riochta na hEreann in 1636.
The theme this year will explore the European connections of language, culture and identity over the last 400 years.
The Summer School is a co-operative event between the Local community, Mícheál Uí Cléirigh Institute, UCD and the Franciscan Community in Rossnowlagh.
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