Carlow County Museum, Myshall Muintir na Tíre and the Myshall Community Centre presents, ‘Making Europe: Columbanus, Robert Schuman, and the Idea of Europe’ by Dr Alexander O’Hara.
Following the devastation of World War II, a group of statesmen and scholars from across Europe met to commemorate the 14th centenary of the birth of St. Columbanus, and to discuss plans for the future of Europe. The founding of the EU can be traced to this gathering. This lecture looks at the surprising influence of Columbanus on Robert Schuman, a founding father of the EU, and how an Irish immigrant from the edge of Europe was one of the first to voice the concept of a united Europe.
This talk is part of the Carlow Heritage Week Programme and has been made possible through the support of Creative Ireland.
It takes place on Monday 19th August at Myshall Community Centre, Co. Carlow.
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