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
This year TOBSS presents ‘The Key and Kingly History of Armagh’, a two-day event on 2-3 September in Armagh, the oldest city in Ireland. There will be 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 this year’s summer school Programme can be found on the Programme Page of this website.
We are graterful to Tipperary Council who have agreed to support TOBSS with a grant under their Tourism Diapsora category.
Here are a couple of articles that appeared in the Clare newspapers in advance of the first symposium:
TOBSS delegates and members of the public are welcome at this ticketed event, taking place 5.30pm - 8.00pm on Saturday 2nd September 2017, in the Armagh City Hotel, Armagh, Northern Ireland. There will be a finger buffet, a glass of wine and live entertainment. Tickets are £15pp and will be available at the hotel and also through this website.
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