Frederick Douglass in Ireland with Donal Fallon

Monday 18 July, 1.00pm • Performance Area • FREE (Plus a live online stream for £1)

American social reformer, abolitionist, orator, writer, and statesman Frederick Douglass spent four months in Ireland at the end of 1845 that proved to be, in his own words, ‘transformative’. He reported that for the first time in his life he felt like a man, and not a chattel. Whilst in residence, he became a spokesperson for the abolition movement, but by the time he left the country in early January 1846, he believed that the cause of the slave was the cause of the oppressed everywhere.

This talk by Donal Fallon will explore Douglass’s short but transformative time in Ireland. Fallon has been a familiar face on the Irish history scene for a number of years, first coming to prominence through the popular history blog Come Here To Me. He is currently hosting the Three Castles Burning podcast, dedicated to the social history of Dublin.



Ticket Type Price Spaces
Standard Ticket £0.00
Live Online Stream £1.00