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Conference 2024

This year we are celebrating the arrival of the Dominicans in Ireland , some 800 years ago. The Youghal Monastery came a little later but became very famous because of a special icon housed there. This was Our Lady of Graces .

Our Lady of Graces on her last visit to Youghal in 1988

The conference takes place on Saturday 19th October, at the Mall Arts Centre, Youghal


A conference to celebrate the 800th anniversary of the arrival of the Dominican Order in Ireland



Start Speaker
10.00Official Opening by Marian O’Halloran, Chairperson

Dr Dagmar Ó Riain-Raedel Academic Director

 Address by the Prior of St Mary’s Dominican Friary in Cork
10.30SESSION ONE:  Prof Tadhg O’Keeffe (UCD)

 The place of the ‘North Abbey’ church in medieval Irish architectural history 
11.00Coffee/ Tea
11.30Dr Conor McDonough OPM
Preachers of Grace: The Sermons and Stories of the Dominican Friars of Youghal
12.00Dr Danielle O’Donovan:  

The Dominicans in Ireland and English Architectural Style
12. 30Discussion
13. 00Lunch break
14.30SESSION TWO: Dr Colmán Ó Clabaigh
 Feeding the Friars: The Preachers and their Patrons in Medieval Ireland
15.00Dr Dagmar Ó Riain-Raedel
When miracles happened in Youghal: the wonder-working relics of the Dominican Order 
15.30Discussion and close of conference
16. 00
16. 30Celebration of 800 years of the Dominican order in Ireland: Details TBC
Booking is by email, by Eventbrite, or by turning up in person on the day.
Cost is €40 for the conference, this includes tea/ coffee.
Daniel Grose view of the remains of the North Abbey, Youghal

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Tynte’s Castle

The McCarthy family has always had a strong connection with Youghal Celebrates History, the castle is visited as part of the Youghal experience and, hopefully, some day the castle will be fully restored.

It is a wonderful venue for an intimate talk with groups of fifty or sixty . As this little video shows.

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