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The Fifth Literature of Irish Exile
Autumn School
Centre for Migration Studies at the Ulster-American Folk Park, Omagh - Saturday, 16 October 2004

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(MCMS Library at Ulster-American Folk Park, Omagh)
Tea / Coffee on arrival


Welcome (MCMS Library)

11:05 Sophia Hillan, 'The "Wordhoard" of Emigrants and Exiles: a literary journey' Chair: Brian Lambkin
11:45 Discussion

Johanne Devlin Trew,
'The Narratives of Migration and Return Project',
including a demonstration of the 'Breaking the Silence'
on-line Oral History Archive

12:30 Discussion
12:45 Lunch, Ulster-American Folk Park Visitor Centre
1:45pm Patrick Fitzgerald, 'Writing Home': a walk in the Outdoor Museum, through the ship to a fireside in the New World, discussing extracts from letters about 'home'
3:00 Afternoon Tea (MCMS Library)

Dan McCall, 'Voices: Kilkelly, Ireland and Mankato, Minnesota, 1858 - 1927'
This presentation will explore the background to and contents of the letters sent from County Mayo during the years 1858-1893 which provided the inspiration for the emigration ballad "Kilkelly", and the vigorous anti-emigration sentiments contained in a letter from an Irish priest in Minnesota in the 1920s. The letters will also be set within a context of perceptions of emigration reflected in street murals in Northern Ireland.
Chair: Patrick Fitzgerald

4:00 Reception
4:30 Book Launch: 'One Lifetime Is Not Enough' by Patrick Kelly
Joseph Farrell of Colorado, USA, who is a cousin of the author, will speak about the book which he has edited and published.
Chair: John Bradley, Chairman of the West Tyrone Historical Society. Click here to See Book Cover.
4:45pm Close

Fee: £20.00 stg
(£15.00 concession for students, unwaged and senior citizens)
This includes: registration, morning tea/coffee, lunch, afternoon
tea/coffee and drinks reception.


For enquiries contact Christine Johnston on
Tel: 0044 28 8225 6315;
Fax: 0044 28 8224 2241
or by email at

General enquiries:
Centre for Migration Studies,
Ulster-American Folk Park, Omagh, Co Tyrone,
Northern Ireland, BT78 5QY,
Tel: 0044 28 8225 6315;
Fax: 0044 28 8224 2241

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