Forthcoming Lecture. Friday February 20th 2015 at 8.30pm in Cushendall Parish Centre: “Was JFK a ‘great’ American President ?”


Felix.M.Larkin will discuss the legacy of John Fitzgerald Kennedy and will reflect on JFK’s contribution to U.S national and international affairs at the height of what history now calls ‘The Cold War’.Felix M. Larkin is the academic director of the Parnell Summer School. Felix Larkin enlarged

A graduate of University College Dublin, he is a retired public servant and now works as a historian and freelance writer. 

He has written extensively on the press in Ireland in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and his publications include Terror and discord: the Shemus cartoons in the Freeman’s Journal, 1920–1924 (2009). He has edited three volumes: Librarians, poets and scholars: a Festchrift for Dónall Ó Luanaigh (2007), Lawyers, the law and history (with N.M. Dawson, 2013) and Periodicals and journalism in twentieth-century Ireland: writing against the grain (with Mark O’Brien, 2014). He was an editorial advisor and external contributor to the Royal Irish Academy’s Dictionary of Irish Biography (2009).   In addition to his current scholarly pursuits, he is chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Sick and Indigent Roomkeepers Society, Dublin’s oldest charity.

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