Dr Geraldine Smyth and Dr Gladys Ganiel were both speakers at this year’s Merriman Summer School, 14-18 August in Lisdoonvarna, Co. Clare. The theme of the school was ‘Ireland: North and South – Two Societies Growing Apart?’ The programme featured a range of academic, poetic and musical contributions, including performances by Seamus Heaney and Michael Longley.
Dr Smyth spoke on ‘Religion and Society in the two Irelands,’ as part of a panel with Anglican Archbishop Richard Clarke. Dr Ganiel spoke on ‘The Challenges of Reconciliation,’ on a panel with journalist Susan McKay.
To see images from the summer school, click here.
Images: Geraldine Smyth with Merriman Summer School director Andy Pollak and Archbishop Richard Clarke; Gladys Ganiel with Susan McKay and Doireann Ní Bhriain of the Merriman Committee.
You can access Gladys Ganiel’s talk here.