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“Education, Empowerment and the Law”
A Contemporary and Brehon Perspective

The Burren Law School 2005, at Newtown Castle
“Education, Empowerment and the Law”
A Contemporary and Brehon Perspective

Friday 29th April-Monday 2nd May, 2005
Venue: Newtown Castle/Burren College of Art, Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare
Tel: 065 7077200 / Fax: 065 7077201

Friday 29th April 05

7.15pm Registration
Reception – Main hall of Newtown Castle (Fork supper served)

8.00pm A brief Brehon welcome:
Speaker: Professor Donnchadh Ó Corráin

8.15pm Opening Address:
Harry Potter and The Hill of Tara – The Truth behind the Legend
Speaker: Rob Vance, Author and Presenter of RTÉ Series “Secret Sights”

8.40pm The Education of Judgement – Education & Art
Speaker: Professor Timothy Emlyn Jones, Dean Burren College of Art

Saturday 30th April 05

7.30am Michael Greene’s Morning Walk
Visiting Hedge Schools and Galway Bay foreshore led by Jim Hyland, (local Historian)

9.30am The Brehon Lawyer and Law School
Speaker: Brian Sheridan, Solicitor & Convenor of BLS

10.00am The Binchy Memorial Lecture
Dr. Bronagh Ní Chonaill, Dept. of Celtic Studies, University of Glasgow

10.45am Coffee

11.15am Who should education serve?
Speakers: Brian Lenihan TD, Minister of State
Jan O’ Sullivan TD, Labour Spokesperson on Education
John Walshe, Education Correspondent, Irish Independent

1.00pm Does our Educational System Institutionalise Privilege
Speakers: Mr. Justice Michael Peart, Judge of the High Court
Dr. Clare Leon, Hibernian College
Mick Rafferty, Inner City Renewal Group

3.45pm Guided Tour of MFA Exhibition

4.00pm Field Trip
to Medieval site/s including O’ Davoren Law School (led by Mary Angela Keane)

8.00pm Conference Dinner – Hylands Burren Hotal
€25 advanced booking required – see booking form

Sunday 1st May 05

10.00am Making Scholars – legal & other in Medieval Ireland
Speaker: Professor Donnchadh Ó Corráin, NUI, Cork, Dept. of History

10.30am Empowerment through Education – Competing Rights
Speakers: James Hamilton, Director of Public Prosecution
Oliver Mahon, BL & Author
Mannix Flynn, Playwright

12.00pm Discussion with panel of Conference Speakers

12.30pm Concluding Remarks: Introduction of Director & Theme for 2006

1.00pm Lunch

2.30pm Field Trip to Corcomroe Abbey, Oughtmama & Abbey Hill
Led by Mary Angela Keane

5.30pm Return to Ballyvaughan
Relax and enjoy the rest!

9.00pm Caroline Moreau & Oleg Ponomarev
French Chanson & World Gypsy Music
Tickets €20

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