The O'Brien Summer School
The O’Brien Summer School (TOBSS) is an educational initiative to make Irish history and heritage more readily accessible to all.
TOBSS organises non-profit events on an ad hoc basis, each event themed around an era or aspect or geographical centre of Irish history. Events normally include both a series of talks and an expert-guided field tour to local sites of historic interest.
TOBSS 2017 Event
In 2017 TOBSS presented ‘The Key and Kingly History of Armagh’, a two-day event on 2-3 September in Armagh, the oldest city in Ireland. There was a seminar day, at the Armagh City Hotel, covering key aspects of the area’s history from ancient to modern, followed by a full day tour of historic locations in and around Armagh. Details of the summer school Programme can be found on the Programme Page of this website.
Here are a couple of articles that appeared in the Clare newspapers in advance of TOBSS first symposium:
We invite all who support our aims of making Irish history more accessible to donate to this initiative. You can make a direct bank transfer to Sort Code 93-54-17; Account No. 07738010 or, even easier, send your donation using the Paypal donations button which is at the foot of every page on this website.
Thank you for supporting TOBSS!