History Ireland Panel discussion on the life of John Philpot Curran

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Date(s): 25/11/2017
Time: 12:00 am - 4:00 pm

Venue: Bar Council, Distillery Buildings, Church Street, Dublin
Cost: Free

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This year is the bicentenary of the death of one of the most controversial barristers in Irish legal history. History Ireland Editor, Tommy Graham, moderates a panel discussion on the life of John Philpot Curran.

History Ireland Hedge School John Philpot Curran – Bicentenary
Saturday 25 November 2017 at 4pm
Bar Council, Distillery Buildings, Church Street, Dublin
Admission Free and no booking required

Best known as the father of Robert Emmet’s sweetheart, Sarah, John Philpot Curran was probably the most widely known barrister, Irish or British, in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. He was described in the 1790s by spymaster Francis Higgins (a.k.a. the ‘Sham Squire’) as ‘the leading advocate of every murderer, ruffian and rogue villain’, for his role in defending United Irishmen, most famously William Orr in 1797.

Join History Ireland editor, Tommy Graham, for a discussion with Patrick Gageby (Senior Counsel), Sylvie Kleinman (TCD) and David Dickson (TCD).

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