Monday 3 August, 1.30 – 3.00 p.m.: Dr. Harri Pritchard‑Jones:
Cymru a’r Newyn Mawr (‘Wales and the Great Famine’).
Chair: Seán Mac Réamoinn.
Tuesday 4 August, 1.30 – 3.00 p.m.: Dr. Paul O’Leary:
Newyn a Phla? Mewnfudwyr Gwyddelig yng Nghymru (‘Hunger and disease? Irish immigrants in Wales’).
Chair: Rhodri Morgan, MP
Wednesday 5 August, 1.30 – 3.00 p.m.: Dr. John Davies:
Lloyd George ac Iwerddon (‘Lloyd George and Ireland’).
Chair: Dr. Proinsias MacCana
Friday 7 August, 2.00 – 3.30 p.m.: Dr. J.H. Thomas:
J.E.Bicheno FRS (1785‑1851) — Lloegr, Ogwr, Tasmania a’i Gysylltiad â’r Iwerddon (‘J.E. Bicheno FRS — England, the Bridgend area, Tasmania and his connection with Ireland’).
Chair: Lyn Ebenezer.
J.E. Bicheno lived near Bridgend. He went to Ireland in the 1830s to prepare a report on Irish poverty for the government. He ended his career as Governor of Tasmania.
We had planned to publish all of the lectures (in English translations) in The Green Dragon
in due course. Dr. Harri Pritchard‑Jones’ lecture was first delivered, in Welsh, at the Cardiff Central
Library on 5 April, 1995, the first in a series of three lectures (one each in Welsh, English and Irish) arranged by , the Irish language
group in Cardiff responsible for kick starting the Wales Famine Forum. It was later published in an English translation in
The Green Dragon No 5, Winter, 1997. Dr. John Davies’ lecture
has been published in The Green Dragon No 8,
We have also published the lecture by Dr. J.H.Thomas in The Green Dragon No 9, Winter, 1999.
We have been unable to obtain a copy of Dr. O'Leary’s lecture. Instead, we have published a specially written article by him on sobriety and respectability among the Irish in south Wales in the 19th century.