JUNE 23rd | THE INSIDE TRACK

RANGER’S LODGE, THE CURRAGH | 12PM | €3 T INCLUDING RETURN BUS TRANSFER Kildare is the epicentre of the Thoroughbred racing world, yet few have glimpsed the day-to-day workings of a racing stable yard. This is an opportunity for festival-goers to get a fl avour of how racehorses are trained at one of the famous racing lodges of the Curragh. …

JUNE 16th | ‘IRISH CITIZENS OF BASQUE ORIGIN’: THE STORY OF IRELAND’S BASQUE REFUGEES DURING THE SPANISH CIVIL WAR

UBH CAFÉ, GEORGE’S STREET, NEWBRIDGE | 4.30PM | FREE In November 1962, TD Joseph Barron put a question to the Taoiseach Seán Lemass concerning the plight of an Irish citizen, Iker Gallastegi, against whom the French government had issued an expulsion order. Lemass replied that the Irish embassy in Paris had “immediately made representations to the French authorities on Mr …