In 2017, the School, which will be run by Laois Heritage Society with the support of Laois County Council, will take place in November. Please consult the Laois Heritage Society website for more details http://laoisheritagesociety.org/
The James Fintan Lalor Autumn School entitled “1916, Looking Back, Looking Forward”, took place on Friday 30th September and Saturday 1st October in the Dunamaise Arts Centre, Portlaoise. It was a weekend of drama, music, debates and political discussion inspired by the writings of James Fintan Lalor. As the programme of commemoration for the 1916 Centenary draws to a close, this year’s school reflected on the year’s activities. An exhibition curated by Brendon Deacy entitled “Unfettered Man of Letters” of memorabilia linking James Fintan Lalor and 1916, was on display in the foyer of the Dunamaise Arts Centre, from 16th September and throughout the weekend of the James Fintan Lalor Autumn School.