SECRET SOCIETIES & Societies with Secrets

Saturday   September 28th


– Conference  is held in the Mall Arts Centre, Youghal,


09.00 Registration

09.45  Official Opening .. Marian O’Halloran, Chairperson Youghal Celebrates History

                                           Dr.Dagmar O’Riain-Raedel , Academic Director

10.00    The Tom McCarthy Memorial Lecture – Dr. Diarmaid Scully (UCC) :

“The Templars from the new Knighthood to Enemies of the Faith”

10.30  Prof. Tadhg O’Keeffe (UCD) : ”  Solomonic Secrets in the Architectural Profession ?  The origins of Freemasonry”.


11.00 Coffee  Break

11.30   Dr. Maeve O’Riordan (UCC) ,  “Doneraile House and Elizabeth St.Leger, the first female Freemason”

12.30  Discussion

13.00     Lunch


15.00    Dr. David Fleming ( UL)   “Uncovering the secrets of the Youghal Hanoverian Society “

15. 30 Dr. Jay Roszman (UCC)  – “Outrages and Secret Societies in East Cork, 1830 – 1845”

16.00  Dr. Kieran Groeger (YCH)  : “Was Youghal a safe haven for the families of the regicides?”


Conference Dinner



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