This February Ireland’s Edge returns to Ballina bringing together a compelling range of voices that span diverse disciplines, sectors and industries to discuss Ireland; where we’ve been, where we are now, and where we want to go.
Activists, entrepreneurs, innovators, thinkers, writers and artists consider some of the existential questions facing Ireland in this time of mass disruption, innovation and change.
We’ll hear how ideas of home and identity converge and how creative economies can thrive in peripheral locations. We’ll hear emerging perspectives on culture, community and society, and how these fresh outlooks can regenerate, rejuvenate and enrich the place we hold dear.
FEATURING DISCUSSIONS & PERFORMANCES FROM:
Professor Diarmaid Ferriter: Irish Historian and Broadcaster
Saoirse McHugh: Environmentalist
Dr. Patrick Collins: Lecturer in Economic Geography
Farah Elle: Singer/Songwriter
Nigel O’Reilly: Master Goldsmith
Dr. Rhetta Moran: RAPAR Chair of Trustees (Refugee and Asylum Seeker Participatory Action Research)
Orla Hughes: Commercial Manager, Portwest
Ola Mustapha: Social Inclusion and Supports to Asylum Seekers, Mayo.
Piarás MacEinri: Lecturer in Geography and European Studies, UCC
Tracey Keogh: Grow Remote
Professor Laoise McNamara: IRC Researcher of the Year, NUIG
Caitlín Nic Gabhann: Concertinist and Dancer
Ireland’s Edge Ballina is presented in partnership with Intel Ireland and kindly made possible by Mayo County Council, Creative Ireland, Hollister ULC and supported by the Irish Times and the Western People