Ireland 1916-2016: The Promise and Challenge of National Sovereignty

National Conference, November 10-12 | Comhdháil Náisiúnta, Samhain 10-12

Click here for the the conference programme | Cliceáil anseo chun teacht ar chlár na comhdhála


The centrepiece of The Centenary Conversations, Galway was a free landmark academic conference at NUI Galway, entitled Ireland 1916-2016: The Promise and Challenge of National Sovereignty.

Mar chuid lárnach de Ag Cur is ag Cúiteamh faoin gComóradh Céad Bliain, Gaillimh beidh comhdháil mhór acadúil in OÉ, Gaillimh, dar teideal Éire 1916-2016: Gealladh agus Dúshláin na Ceannasachta Náisiúnta.

The conference's plenary speakers included Seán Ó Foghlú, Secretary General of the Department of Education & Skills; Philip Pettit, L.S. Rockefeller University Professor of Politics and Human Values at Princeton University; An Taoiseach Enda Kenny; Roy Foster, Carroll Professor of Irish History at Hertford College, Oxford; Heather Humphreys T.D., Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs; Clair Wills, Leonard L. Milberg Professor of Irish Letters at Princeton University; Kevin O’Rourke, Chichele Professor of Economic History at the University of Oxford; Louise Richardson, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford; Brendan O'Leary, Lauder Professor of Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania; and Dr Maurice Manning, Chancellor of the National University of Ireland and Chair of the Expert Advisory Group on Commemorations.

Learn more about the Centenary Conversations.

Watch videos of the conference below:

Address by An Taoiseach Enda Kenny T.D. Address by Ms Heather Humphreys T.D.
European Republicanism: The Past and the Potential The Promise of 1916: Radicalism, Radicalisation and Resettlement 1916-2016
The Role of Education in addressing the challenges of the Twenty-First Century Economy, Society and the Wellbeing of Citizens