On July 26th and 27th four of the founding members of Scoil Acla, were reunited by a series of lectures for the present summer school. Our absent friends Emily Weddall, Eva O’Flaherty, Darrell Figgis and Anita McMahon brought together again posthumously through the talks given by Maria Gillen, Mary J Murphy, Edward King, and Sheila McHugh respectively making for a truly auspicious occasion.
In conjunction with the above talks Dr. Hillary Pyle, gave an illustrated lecture on the life and works of Cesca Chenevix Trench (Sadhbh Trinseach), the Irish nationalist artist, who attended the original Scoil Acla. Both nights were captured on camera beautifully by Minette Glynn.
The events of brought together the stories of five fantastic individuals who’s lives are interlinked now through the speakers as they were a century ago, when the cultural revolution met the political.