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

YOUGHAL’S NORTH ABBEY AND THE DOMINICAN FRIARS IN MUNSTER

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

SATURDAY,19 OCTOBER 2024          MALL ARTS CENTRE

YOUGHAL, CO. CORK

Start Speaker
9.00-9.30Registration
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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