In 2011, Fintan O’Toole was named one of ‘Britain’s top 300 intellectuals’ by The Observer despite not being British. Fintan is well known and highly regarded columnist and a literary editor for the Irish Times. He is also an author, political and cultural commentator and currently has lectureship in Irish Letters at Princeton University. In 2017 he was named European Commentator of the Year for his work during Brexit.
NORTH, SOUTH AND THE BORDERLAND Colm Tóibín (Walking Along the Border) and Garrett Carr (The Rule of the Land) discuss the new European frontier with Fintan O’Toole. 11AM, June 11th The Step House Hotel, Borris Village This talk is not included in Weekend and Day Tickets. Must be purchased separately.
WAR AND PEACE: HAS EUROPE EVER RECOVERED FROM THE GREAT WAR? Professor Margaret MacMillan, Warden of St Antony’s College in Oxford, talks with Fintan O’Toole on history repeating itself. 2PM, June 11th The Granary, Borris House Talk included in Weekend and Day Ticket. Option to purchase individually below.
POTUS 45 The Wire creator David Simon, Independence Day author Richard Ford, and columnist Fintan O’Toole discuss current US politics. 5PM, June 10th The Step House Hotel, Borris Village This talk is not included in Weekend and Day Tickets. Must be purchased separately below.