Summer School

Every year the Humanist Association of Ireland and our counterparts in Northern Ireland jointly organise a Summer School which is held in the beautiful surrounds of Carlingford, Co. Louth, at the Carlingford Heritage Centre

This is a two-day theme-based event with guest speakers, discussions and workshops, as well as plenty of social activities. It’s great fun as well as giving fascinating insights into widely varying areas of Humanism.

The 2018 Summer School will be held in Carlingford from Saturday 25th to Sunday 26th August, with the usual social gathering for drinks (venue to be confirmed) on the Friday evening for early arrivals. It will be run jointly by the HAI, and our counterparts in Northern Ireland.

 

 

2018 Summer School

The theme this year is Humanism, Freethought and Censorship, and we have organised a diverse programme that’s sure to be very stimulating. Click here to view more details on the Facebook Event page, or book tickets here.

There will be a three-course meal at Carlingford Yacht Club (please note, this is NOT the Sailing Club, as has been the venue in 2016 and 2017) on the Saturday evening, followed by entertainment MC’d by Mr. Terry Moseley.

It is advisable to book accommodation in Carlingford early to avoid disappointment.

You can find out more on the Facebook event page [Here]

Or Book tickets on our Eventbrite Page [Here]

for Information on places to stay in Carlingford  click [here]

 

2017 Summer School

 

The 2017 Summer School will be held in Carlingford from Saturday 26th to Sunday 27th August, with the usual social gathering for drinks in the Carlingford Arms on the Friday evening for early arrivals. It will be run jointly by the HAI, Humani, and the Irish Freethinkers and Humanists.

The theme is Humanism, Religion and Spirituality, and we have organised a diverse programme that’s sure to be very stimulating.

The speakers will explore many areas, including the common ground between humanism and religion; humanistic interpretations of traditionally religious concepts; whether it is possible for humanists to be both atheistic and spiritual; and how society can move beyond religion, both spiritually and temporally, including towards a full separation of Church and State.

Among the speakers confirmed are UCD lecturer Ailbhe Smyth of the Coalition to Repeal the 8th; occasional media commentator Fr. Joe McDonald; Professor Joachim Duyndam of the University of Humanistic Studies in Utrecht; Reverend David Armstrong who famously once received loyalist death threats for his efforts at cross-community reconciliation; and the HAI’s Honourary President, Professor David McConnell of Trinity College.

There will be a three-course meal at Carlingford Sailing Club on the Saturday evening, followed by music and entertainment from Beyond The Pale.

The full programme can be accessed here –Summer School Events
It is advisable to book accommodation in Carlingford early to avoid disappointment.

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