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​Three lectures on the life and legacy of Thomas Francis Meagher will take place on Saturday the 13th of October at 10.00am to 12.45pm in the award winning Medieval Museum, Cathedral Square, Viking Triangle, Waterford.

The line up of speakers for the morning are as follows;

10.00 – 10.40: Noel Whelan, ‘The legacy of Meagher and Modern Ireland’. Noel Whelan is a barrister, journalist and author. He is a well-known commentator on political and current affairs. He writes a weekly column in The Irish Times. He is the author of Fianna Fáil: A Biography of a Party.

Noel Whelan will consider the relevance of the ideas of Thomas Francis Meagher for the Ireland of today.

10.40 – 11.20: Dr. Jennifer Kavanagh, ‘Waterford and the Constitution of Ireland’. Dr Jennifer Kavanagh is a lecturer in Law at Waterford institute of Technology, with a special interest in the Constitution. She is a regular contributor on radio and television on current and legal affairs. She is the author of Electoral Law in Ireland and Constitutional Law in Ireland.

Jennifer Kavanagh will consider the development of the Constitution, with particular reference to the contributions of Thomas Francis Meagher and John Hearne.

12.00 – 12.45: Professor Padraig Ó Macháin, ‘The Memoirs of General Thomas Francis Meagher: from manuscript to print’. Prof. Pádraig Ó Macháin is Professor of Modern Irish at University College Cork. He is a native of Lismore, Co. Waterford. He co-edits and publishes An Linn Bhuí: Iris Ghaeltacht na nDéise.

Padraig Ó Macháin will speak about Michael Kavanagh’s famous biography of Meagher.

This is a FREE event, all are welcome, you will need a ticket, tickets are available at