2022 October 22nd and 23rd We are back!

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 – youghallch@gmail.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

9.00-9.30Registration
9.45Official Opening by Virginia Teehan, CEO, THE HERITAGE COUNCIL… Marian O’Halloran, Chairperson
Dr Dagmar Ó Riain-Raedel, Academic Director
10.00SESSION ONE: Prof Pádraig Ó Riain (UCC): 
‘Before St Mary’s: the ecclesiastical landscape of the Youghal area’
10.30Prof Tadhg O’Keeffe (UCD): ‘The architecture of St Mary’s Collegiate Church’
11.00Coffee
11.30Dr Colmán Ó Clabaigh (Glenstal Abbey): ‘St Mary’s in context: Collegiate Churches and Clerical Colleges in Late Medieval Ireland’
12.00Gerard Crotty: ‘The Heraldry of the Boyle Monument in St.Mary’s’
12. 30Discussion
13. 00Lunch break
14.30SESSION TWO: Prof Raymond Gillespie (Maynooth): ‘The first century of reform at St Mary’s Collegiate Church, Youghal: contrasts and comparisons’
15.00Dr Clodagh Tait (MIC, Limerick):’ ‘The people of eighteenth-century Youghal: stories from the parish registers’
15.30Aideen Ireland: ‘Youghal antiquaries and antiquarianism in the 19th century’  
16. 00Discussion and end of Saturday’s proceedings
Book launch 
17.00
19.00DINNER: Walter Raleigh Hotel

SUNDAY 23 OCTOBER

StartSpeaker
9.00-9. 30Registration
9.45Opening Remarks
10. 00SESSION THREE: Dr Danielle O’Donovan (Nano Nagle Centre Cork):  ‘St. Mary’s, Youghal, and Perpendicular Architecture in Desmond’
10.30Dr Máire Geaney: ‘St. Mary’s Collegiate Church Youghal: Ireland’s oldest roof?’
11. 00Dr Kieran Groeger: ‘Richard Boyle – a speculative enquiry into his ‘Masonic connections”
11.30Dr Alicia St Leger and David Kelly: ‘Voices of St. Marys’
12. 00Discussion and end of conference
15. 30800TH ANNIVERSARY SERVICE St Mary’s Collegiate Church
Celebrant: Bishop Paul Colton,
Preacher: Archbishop John MacDowell, Primate of All Ireland
 

Please send an email if you want a place kept for you or book directly on Eventbrite.

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