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ARINS My Identity conversation with Pat Fenlon


Wednesday, April 17, 2024, 12:30 - 14:00


Royal Irish Academy


Free, booking advised

Pat Fenlon, former Irish football player, will be interviewed by Colin Graham

The next installment of the My Identity series will take place at lunchtime on Wednesday, 17 April 2024. Pat Fenlon, will be interviewed by Colin Graham, followed by a Q&A.

After the discussion, you are invited to stay for tea, coffee and sandwiches.

Dublin born, Pat Fenlon is director of football at Bohemians F.C. Prior to Bohemians, Pat had a very successful career at a number of other clubs both as a player and manager but most uniquely Linfield, a club supported mainly by fans drawn from Belfast's Protestant community.

What was it like for a Dubliner to move north and play for Linfield and subsequently manage the club?

Colin Graham is Professor English and formerly Dean of the Faculty of Arts at Maynooth University. His books include Northern Ireland: Thirty Years of PhotographyDeconstructing Ireland and Ideologies of Epic. He was editor of The Irish Review from 2004 to 2020.

During the Brexit negotiations he created the Twitter account @borderirish and wrote the book I am the Border, so I am, published by HarperCollins.


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The ‘My Identity’ conversation series is an initiative of the ARINS project. This series seeks to understand the diverse identities and traditions on the island of Ireland and how they are understood, felt, expressed and promoted.

The ARINS project is a joint project of the Keough Naughton Institute for Irish Studies at the University of Notre Dame and the Royal Irish Academy

This is an in-person event, which will not be live-streamed. A recording will be shared online after the event.


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