Fermoy Heritage Conference 2016 Arts, Culture & Society 1650-1750
Throughout Weekend
Heritage Sites in the Fermoy Area
Photographic Exhibition by Fermoy Camera Club
Fermoy Community Youth Centre
APRIL 29th
6:30 pm

Conference launch and reception at AIB bank, Pearse Square.

The silver and plate of the Church of Ireland, Fermoy Union of Parishes.

Exhibition of Church Silver from the Fermoy area and talk by noted silver expert.

Due to space and security restrictions the reception will be by invitation only.

John R. Bowen


Fermoy Community Youth Centre  

Long Divisions on O’Rowrk

Encounters between English and Gaelic poetry in Ireland 1650-1750

Professor Patrick J Crotty
Aferwards adjourning to Elbow Lane Inn for an evening of poetry and music.  
APRIL 30th
8.30-9.30 Registration  
9.30 Ireland in exile and in hiding in the literary tradition
Dr. Pádraig Ó Macháin
Restoration houses and the origins of Georgian architecture.
The view from the Cork region

Dr. Tadhg O’Keefe

10.50 Discussion  
11.00 Break. Tea/coffee provided  

The most celebrated Irish tunes

The first published collection of Irish music

Dr. Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin

The Fermoy blast-furnace

An archaeological and historical detective story

Dr. Paul Rondelez
12.50 Discussion  
1.00-2.00 Lunch break  

Making Glanworth modern

The making of the early modern world at Glanworth Castle

Dr. Raymond Gillespie

A habit of return

The Irish Franciscans and the Tudor Dissolution of Religious Houses

Dr. John McCafferty
3.20 Break. Tea/coffee provided  

Sport in Ireland before the GAA

Recreational activity 1600-1840

Dr. James Kelly

Carolan’s Harp

Anja Bakker
5.15 Discussion and summing up  
5.30 Conference closing  
MAY 1th

The conference will end with a field trip to Doneraile. The trip will include guided tours of Doneraile Court gardens (the house can only be viewed from outside), the Georgian town, the Church of Ireland church and the beautiful Georgian Creagh House in the town. The trip will include tea/coffee in the Georgian splendour of the Townhouse café on Doneraile’s Main Street.



Tickets available from Barnes Jewellers, Patrick Street, Fermoy
Tickets also available at registration

Conference Venue - Fermoy Community Centre
Dinner Venue - Grand Hotel
Field Trip DepartureVenue - Pearse Square

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