The Irish Famine Summer School

When you bring together leading scholars in a small heritage town it feels like a boutique experience. The Irish Famine Summer School and Conference combine academic excellence with charming informality. Amazing conversations happen at coffee, at dinner … and of course in the pub! The conference is open to academics, students and local historians which allows for incredible richness – from the overview, to historiography, to the local case study. The sessions are small and informal, held in authentic heritage spaces. The question and answer sessions are open and inviting. Great papers are combined with many other social events, such as drama, book launches and trips. ‘I loved it all, and only regretted afterwards that life couldn’t just be a long famine summer school!’