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Mícheál Ó Cléirigh Summer School

Date
May 08 2020 - May 10 2020
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Address

Rossnowlagh Beach, Rossnowlagh, Donegal,
T: +353 71 9851777

A Summer School to remember, learn and enjoy. It remembers Mícheál Ó Cléirigh, the main driving force behind Annála Ríoghachta Éireann (Annals of the Four Masters). In 1626, for 10 years, Mícheál travelled all Ireland gathering ancient manuscripts.

The Seventh Mícheál Uí Cléirigh Summer School will be held over the weekend of 8th - 10th May 2020

A Summer School for remembering, for learning, for enjoyment. It remembers a great local man, Mícheál Ó Cléirigh, the main driving force behind Annála Ríoghachta Éireann (the Annals of the Four Masters). In 1626, for 10 years, Mícheál travelled the length and breadth of Ireland gathering the ancient manuscripts and histories wherever he could find them.

You will learn from scholars about his story and his times, Mícheál and his collaborators transcribed their material and left an incomparable record of the history of Ireland. You can begin to understand what this means for us today. Participants will travel to local historic sites, walk along the beautiful Rossnowlagh beach and talk late into the evening in the local hostelries.

The main theme of this, the 7th Mícheál Ó Cléirigh Summer School, is ‘Women in 17th Century Ireland.’ The Summer School explores aspects of this fascinating topic when life in Ireland was very raw.

The Mícheál Ó Cléirigh Summer School was founded in 2013 to promote the work of the Four Masters led by Br. Mícheál Ó Cléirigh in the early 17th Century. Their work to record the history of Ireland was carried out using a factual chronological order which was ground-breaking and innovative for the time.


This 7th Summer School will be held over the weekend of Friday 8th May until Sunday 10th May in the Uí Cléirigh (Friary) Hall and the Sandhouse Hotel, both in Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal.

Later this year a book will be published with transcripts of all the talks along with images and content on every event of the weekend. It is a tradition at MÓC from the very first gathering, that the young people of the district are involved through an art exhibition of their own creation which will be displayed at the summer school.

The MÓC School has been set up by a partnership of:
• the organising committee of people from the area
• the Franciscan Friars who established a Friary on Donegal Bay 1474
• the Mícheál Ó Cléirigh Institute at University College Dublin (UCD).