Conference Programme 2017


Friday Night  September 29th

Conference Brochure 2017 

Click on the link above to download the brochure.

“A Night at the Flicks”

There will be three photographic collections presented on the night and a selection of old video footage of Youghal – Claud Cockburn, William Trevor etc.

The three collections featured will be the Horgan Collection, the Roche Collection and the Kelly Collection. This will be a wonderful night of nostalgia, of memory sharing and enjoyment.

Saturday 30th September 

– all day conference followed by an informal Conference Dinner

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 –

Vera Ryan “Youghal and the Arts and Crafts Movement in Ireland from the 1880s to the 1920s.

10.45  Shane Breslin      ” The Claymen of Youghal”

11.15 Coffee  Break

11.45 Tom Donnelly     “Memories of Youghal Carpets”

12.15  David Kelly “The Changing Face of Youghal in the 20th Century”

13.00 –   15.00          Lunch  ( A variety of options will be suggested for local restaurants)

15.30    –  Michael Penrudduck    –  “The History of Net Fishing in the River Blackwater”

16.00  – Declan Hassett – “That Precious Space between Dreams and Adulthood”

Sunday  Morning 1st October

10.00 – Colm Keane  – “A Youghal Retrospective”

11.00  – Peter Murray  – “Walter Verlin, His Life in Art”

This talk will be followed to a visit to an exhibition of the work of two great friends – Walter Verling and Cormac Mehegan.

For those who would like to visit the newly opened Clock Gate we have a special code for the weekend with a special offer of reduced prices :  Quote the special offer  YCH2017 when you are booking. The offer applies all weekend. Visits typically last about 45 minutes.


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