This year we are are offering an in person conference which we had to defer for a few years because of Covid. Happily we are back! The conference will be on in the Mall Arts Centre, there will be a conference dinner and a visit to St. Mary’s Collegiate Chapel where our lecturers will discuss their paper. Booking is available on Eventbrite and also by email or post. We have used Eventbrite for a number of years, it is easy and reliable.
You can send an email if that is more convenient – email@example.com and you can settle on that dy. Just let us know what you want – session(s) informal dinner etc.
We are honoured that Virginia Teehan, Chairperson of the Irish Heritage Council, is opening our conference.
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20 YEARS YOUGHAL CELEBRATES HISTORY: 18TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE
22-23 OCTOBER 2022
MALL ARTS CENTRE
YOUGHAL, CO. CORK
A CELEBRATION OF 800 YEARS OF ST MARY’S
COLLEGIATE CHURCH, YOUGHAL
SATURDAY 22nd October
|9.45||Official Opening by Virginia Teehan, CEO, THE HERITAGE COUNCIL… Marian O’Halloran, Chairperson|
Dr Dagmar Ó Riain-Raedel, Academic Director
|10.00||SESSION ONE: Prof Pádraig Ó Riain (UCC): |
‘Before St Mary’s: the ecclesiastical landscape of the Youghal area’
|10.30||Prof Tadhg O’Keeffe (UCD): ‘The architecture of St Mary’s Collegiate Church’|
|11.30||Dr Colmán Ó Clabaigh (Glenstal Abbey): ‘St Mary’s in context: Collegiate Churches and Clerical Colleges in Late Medieval Ireland’|
|12.00||Gerard Crotty: ‘The Heraldry of the Boyle Monument in St.Mary’s’|
|13. 00||Lunch break|
|14.30||SESSION TWO: Prof Raymond Gillespie (Maynooth): ‘The first century of reform at St Mary’s Collegiate Church, Youghal: contrasts and comparisons’|
|15.00||Dr Clodagh Tait (MIC, Limerick):’ ‘The people of eighteenth-century Youghal: stories from the parish registers’|
|15.30||Aideen Ireland: ‘Youghal antiquaries and antiquarianism in the 19th century’|
|16. 00||Discussion and end of Saturday’s proceedings|
|19.00||DINNER: Walter Raleigh Hotel|
SUNDAY 23 OCTOBER
|10. 00||SESSION THREE: Dr Danielle O’Donovan (Nano Nagle Centre Cork): ‘St. Mary’s, Youghal, and Perpendicular Architecture in Desmond’|
|10.30||Dr Máire Geaney: ‘St. Mary’s Collegiate Church Youghal: Ireland’s oldest roof?’|
|11. 00||Dr Kieran Groeger: ‘Richard Boyle – a speculative enquiry into his ‘Masonic connections”|
|11.30||Dr Alicia St Leger and David Kelly: ‘Voices of St. Marys’|
|12. 00||Discussion and end of conference|
|15. 30||800TH ANNIVERSARY SERVICE St Mary’s Collegiate Church|
Celebrant: Bishop Paul Colton,
Preacher: Archbishop John MacDowell, Primate of All Ireland