25 years ago, The Belfast Agreement was signed. It had taken 25 years to get from the Sunngingdale Agreement to this peace settlement.
The new accord was built on self-determinism and parity of esteem and would become known as The Good Friday Agreement. Signed between two governments and 8 political parties, how did this political behemoth affect those who had to live within its terms? What would the cultural memory and legacy of this defining document be?
Moya Cannon – Irish poet
Michelle Lenehan – Multidisciplinary Artist, Music Producer, and singer-songwriter
Stephen Sexton – poet, and Lecturer, Seamus Heaney Centre, Queen’s University, Belfast
Greg Quiery – Liverpool-based poet and historian originally from County Down
This event is part of Liverpool Irish Festival, please go to https://www.liverpoolirishfestival.com/events/ for a full listing of this year’s events.
The Institute of Irish Studies is thankful to the Consulate General of Ireland (Manchester) for supporting this event.