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Mary McAleese from President websiteFormer President Dr Mary McAleese will deliver this year’s Daniel O’Connell lecture in Cahersiveen.

The keynote address forms part of the Daniel O’Connell Summer School – which takes place on Friday August 26th in Cahersiveen Library and on Saturday 27th in Caherdaniel’s Derrynane House.

Professor John Horgan, former Press Ombudsman and journalist, will also speak at the summer school about Daniel O’Connell and the press.

Other speakers include Canadian writer Jane Urquhart, former Kerry South TD John O’Donoghue and Kerry football legend Jack O’Shea.

This year’s Daniel O’Connell Summer School is set to explore the links between Kerry and the 1916 Rising – a full programme is available at OConnellSummerSchool.com.