Ruan O'Donnell: The Irish revolutionary movement of 1867
December 13, 2017, 12:00pm - December 13, 2017, 2:00pm
The Butte-Silver Bow Public Archives will continue its Brown Bag Lunch series on Wednesday, December 13, with a presentation by Ruan O’Donnell entitled Fenians: The Irish revolutionary movement of 1867 and America.
Dr. Ruan O’Donnell, Senior Lecturer in History at the University of Limerick and Visiting Chair of Irish Studies, Notre Dame (2010-11), is the author of numerous books on the history of Irish republicanism. His new title Patrick Pearse has been acclaimed as the “definitive biography, using a wealth of primary sources [which] establishes as never before the significance of Pearse’s activism all across Ireland.” The book contains important new information on Pearse’s activities in the USA, where he was the public face of the 1916 Rising.
O’Donnell is Co-General Editor of the groundbreaking “16 Lives” publication series which re-examines the political contribution of the sixteen Irish republicans executed by the British for involvement in the Easter Rising. A noted public speaker, O’Donnell is a member of the “Universities Ireland Decade of Commemoration Committee” and the Irish Manuscripts Commission. He is currently Fulbright Scholar in Residence at the University of Montana.
The presentation will begin at noon and run about an hour at the Archives, 17 W. Quartz. Guests are encouraged to bring a sack lunch. Coffee and water will be provided.
Brown Bag Lunches are held the second and fourth Wednesdays of every month. Upcoming lectures will focus topics of local interest. For more information, contact the Archives at 782-3280.