Ireland’s Edge - Available Light / Solas is a unique digital event that was streamed live on Monday 7th and Tuesday 8th December from Dingle, West Kerry. The title speaks to our need and ability to make the best of our current circumstances, to look now to ourselves, to our resourcefulness, our innate creativity, and our belief in the wisdom of the Irish adage, ‘Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireann na daoine “ - we rise and fall together. We should not be alone at this time.
We brought together some remarkable thinkers, changemakers, inventors, advocates and artists to West Kerry, a place rich in history, folklore, culture and creativity - a place with an edge. Ireland’s Edge - Available Light / Solas reflects on nine months of our collective experience of the pandemic, with an outline of the possibilities opening up before us forming the basis of this year’s conversations and performances. As always there was music and song for the head and heart.
This special online edition of Ireland’s Edge was presented in partnership with thanks to Intel Ireland, and supported by Jones Engineering Group, The Department of Foreign Affairs, The Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, The Irish Times, Kerry County Council and The Skellig Hotel.
Chief Justice Frank Clarke | The Supreme Court of Ireland TBC
David Kenny | Assistant Professor of Law, Trinity College Dublin
Stephen Kinsella | Associate Professor of Economics, University of Limerick
Sinéad O’Sullivan | Aerospace Engineer, M.I.T.
Mark O’Connell | To Be A Machine
Bush Moukarzel | Artistic Director, Dead Centre Theatre
Jim Carroll | Banter
Sen. Lynn Ruane
FeliSpeaks | Poet + Performance Artist
Manchán Magan | Writer, 32 Words For Field
Billy Mag Fhloinn | Musician, Folklorist + Founder of the Pagan Rave
Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh | Traditional Singer + Musician
Shane Davis | Poetry & Spoken Word
Christopher Kissane | Historian, Writer + Reviewer