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Highlights of Féile an Phobail

In case you missed this year’s Féile an Phobail was nothing short of amazing! In addition to sold-out concerts, literary, art, sport, and other events, Ireland’s biggest community arts festival grabbed the attention of more than 37 million social media impressions. Anyone watching the social media feeds could feel the joy and celebration of the festival coming through the short video clips of a crowd of 10,000 strong singing along together with the Wolfe Tones to close out the event.

Good news for those on this side of the Atlantic who could not make it: many of the talks, tours, and events are archived and available to watch online for free!

Below, you’ll find a few highlights, and be sure to check out the other lectures and videos available on the site:

The Fredrick Douglass Belfast Trail: Virtual Launch

Watch the virtual launch of The Fredrick Douglass Belfast Trail and embark on a self-guided tour through Belfast to discover the sites associated with his visit and be inspired by the great man. (4) Féile an Phobail 2021 - The Frederick Douglass Belfast Trail: Virtual Launch - YouTube

Book Launch: Black Mountain and Other Stories by Gerry Adams

Hear Gerry Adams share a reading from his new book, Black Mountain and Other Stories:(4) Book Launch: Black Mountain And Other Stories by Gerry Adams - YouTube

Bonus reading later in the week at The Rock: (4) Live with Restream - YouTube

Momentum Behind Ireland’s Constitutional Debate

What’s the state of the conversation about a referendum and reunification? Listen to a conversation among members of the three largest political parties discuss the momentum behind Ireland’s constitutional debate. (4) Féile an Phobail 2021 - Momentum Behind Ireland’s Constitutional Debate - YouTube

Legacy: The Whole Truth and Nothing but the Truth?

If access to justice is deliberately blocked where does that leave bereaved families and wider society? This talk, organized by the Pat Finucane Center, brings human rights solicitors together with advocates and case workers for a discussion of human rights and the rule of law. (4) Féile an Phobail 2021 - Legacy - The Whole Truth and Nothing but the Truth? - YouTube

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