A short history of the Roger Casement Summer School
The event was founded, as a Summer School in the Irish tradition, in 2017. It grew out of the commemorations of the 1916 centenary, and a general interest in Casement. The Summer School was held in 2017, 2018 and 2019. As a result of Covid it was cancelled in 2020 and 2021. During those years the commemoration on August 3rd were our only events. As of 2022 the Roger Casement Summer School and Festival is back in business.
The three main strands of the school – human rights (including linguistic and sexuality rights), Irish self-determination and an international order that protects against the machinations of empires and superpowers – are eternal.
Our Kind is a film and installation by Alan Phelan, which was exhibited at the Hugh Lane Gallery in Dublin in 2016. The works are concerned with the Casement’s legacy. He was executed in August 1916 several months after the other 15 leaders of the Easter Rising. Despite the failure of the rebellion it did […]