Skip to Content
CelticMKE Websites
Main Content


Irish Pasts - Transformations of Ireland, North and South: 1958-2023

Sat, August 19   02:15 PM  - 03:30 PM

About Irish Pasts - Transformations of Ireland, North and South: 1958-2023

Irish Pasts - Transformations of Ireland, North and South: 1958-2023

Music Icon

Irish Pasts - Transformations of Ireland, North and South: 1958-2023 Brendan O’Leary reviews the dramatic transformations of both jurisdictions on Ireland in his lifetime, paying special attention to religious, economic, and party-political transformations, noting the reversal in the comparative performance of the two polities in the last sixty-five years. Brendan O’Leary is Lauder Professor of Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania and Honorary Professor of Political Science at Queen’s University, Belfast. He is both a Southerner (born in Cork) and a Northerner (schooled in counties Antrim and Down). He is a graduate of Oxford University and the London School of Economics and Political Science. Professor O’Leary has been deeply engaged in conflict resolution in Ireland for nearly four decades, including over a decade advising the British Labour Party in the run-up to the Good Friday Agreement; advising an influential group of Irish-Americans led by Congressman Bruce Morrison through the 1990s; and writing advisory memoranda for the Irish government. He has advised on national and ethnic conflicts in a number of African and Asian countries and has worked for the UK’s International Department of Development and for the European Union. He was the second Senior Advisor on Power-Sharing in the Mediation Unit of the United Nations. Making Sense of a United Ireland is Professor O’Leary’s thirtieth book.


Ireland Bluffs

Aer Lingus Milwaukee Irish Fest Sponsor

Arena Americas at Milwaukee Irish Fest

Associated Bank Milwaukee Irish Fest Sponsor

Audio Biz

Catholic Financial Life

CiderBoys Milwaukee Irish Fest Sponsor

Epic Creative Milwaukee Irish Fest Sponsor

Five Farms Irish Cream

Habush Habush Rottier


Tourism Ireland - Milwaukee Irish Fest Sponsor

Lakefront Brewery

Miller Lite

Northwoods Web Solutions

Parkview-Senior Living Community Center

Vizzy Hard Seltzer

  • Artist
  • Paddy
  • Celtic Canine & Kid
  • Artist with Violin
  • Crowd
  • Irish Fest Fans
  • Young Irish Dancers
  • Young Kid and Dad
  • Wisconsin Irish
  • Young Kids Dancing

Milwaukee Irish Fest Logo

1532 N. Wauwatosa Ave
Milwaukee, WI
Festival Grounds
Henry Maier Festival Park
Milwaukee, WI


This site is powered by the Northwoods Titan Content Management System.