Rebels and Loyalists in Carlingford

The next in the Young Ireland: Rebels and Loyalists series of political addresses is on Thursday evening (8.00 pm) of this week in the Heritage Centre Carlingford, where the speakers will include Tim Pat Coogan, James Quinn, Brendan O Cathaoir and John Dunlop, each of whom in his own way is an authority on the life and times of the leading figures from that most  influential period of Irish history.

D’Arcy Magee, Young Irelander of Carlingford

I have just read – and liked – Quinn’s recent biography of Mitchel, though I would have quibbles. Perhaps I’ll get a chance to air them.

On Friday evening last we had an excellent musical soiree in tribute to the period. Paddy (?) of the Heritage Centre introduced it by reading from a flyer, which clearly had been overtaken by events. 

Siobhan, Elish (Farrell) and Paudi O’Duibhainn would be ably supported in the vocal score by one Sean Treanor, we were told. Well, I must say that Sean looked distinctly well-mended, both physically and vocally.

Perhaps this is because he appeared in the guise of Donal O’Hanlon!

A truly excellent evening was had by all, and all for free. As is Thursday evening’s address. Please ensure that you attend.

The final venue for this series will be later in the year in Drumcree Church, Portadown where Jenny Verner and John Mitchel were married in 2 February 1837.

The audio-visual displays alone are worth the trip to Carlingford this Thursday.

Let’s face it. 

Carlingford is worth the visit to Carlingford at any time!

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