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Limerick Civic Trust Lecture Series - Conor O'Clery

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St. Munchin’s Church (Church of Ireland) built in 1827

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The last lecture in this five-part series:

Conor O’Clery, journalist and writer - 'History by the Back Door - Russia From Stalin to Putin'

Conor O'Clery


Organised in conjunction with UL’s Kemmy Business School and the support of LIT and Limerick Council, the six-part series of public lectures will examine a wide variety of topical issues like the impact of Brexit, immigration, military interventions, Irish water, urban planning, Russia and lots more.

All speakers are known for their ability to invigorate a good debate and discussion and are expected to share their thoughts, insights and views on subjects relating to the central theme of ‘Peripherality and Centrality - The Centre Cannot Hold!’.

The lectures will run on Thursday evenings from 11 October to 15 November in St. Munchin’s Church. Lectures start at 8pm and admission is €10 or concessions €8 per lecture.

Proceeds from the series will be used by the Limerick Civic Trust for the restoration of St. Munchin’s Church into a military museum.

About the Speaker:

Conor O’Clery holds a unique perspective on the former Soviet Union, as resident Irish Times correspondent during the last four years of communism and as a frequent visitor since then, having married into a Russian-Armenian family in Krasnoyarsk. After Moscow he was a foreign correspondent in Washington, Beijing and New York. He has been twice awarded Journalist of the Year, for his dispatches from Moscow and for his reporting of the 9/11 attacks in New York. He is the author of several books including Melting Snow, on the fall of the Soviet Union; The Greening of the White House, about the Clinton presidency,The Billionaire Who Wasn’t, a biography of the philanthropist Chuck Feeney; and Moscow,December 25, 1991, an account of the last day of the Soviet Union.

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