The 2023 Mícheál Ó Cléirigh Summer School will take place over the weekend of Friday 5th May until Sunday 7th May at the Franciscan Friary, Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal.

The purpose of the school is to celebrate the life and achievements of Mícheál Ó Cléirigh OFM and his colleagues, the other members of the ‘Four Masters.’ The school also commemorates the work of the Franciscan Friars of the period who lived in Donegal and in Louvain.

Franciscan friar, Br Mícheál Ó Cléirigh was born in Creevy, between Rossnowlagh and Ballyshannon and the Franciscan Friary today is located in Rossnowlagh. It is entirely appropriate, then, that the Mícheál Ó Cléirigh Summer School is located in Rossnowlagh, in the Friary itself and and environs.

The theme of the 2023 Summer School is Feast- Food- Famine / Féasta – Bia- Ganntanas. The various talks will explore the hardships of day-to-day life in post medieval Ireland in the period from 1500 to 1800 where seasons good or bad could determine the life expectancy of men, women and children.

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