Dr. Sean Crosson
The 9th EFACIS Conference "Towards 2016: Old and New Irelands" was held at NUI Galway from 5 to 8 June 2013.
Keynote Lectures: Professor Diarmaid Ferriter (Professor of Modern Irish History, University College Dublin), Dr. Alan Ahearne (Member of the Commission of the Central Bank of Ireland and Special Advisor to former Irish Minister for Finance (2008-2011) Brian Lenihan), and Peter Taylor (Award-winning documentary filmmaker, writer and investigative journalist).
Confirmed Participating Artistes: Director and Novelist Neil Jordan; Novelist and Playwright Patrick McCabe; Theatre director and Druid Theatre co-founder Garry Hynes.
Conference Organising Committee: Seán Crosson, Philip Dine, Conn Holohan, Anne Karhio, Patrick Lonergan, Tina-Karen Pusse, Jeannine Woods.