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Mr. Matthew Stout. President of the Group for the Study of Irish Historic Settlemant has requested us to advise our members, and interested members of the public that the group is holding its Annual Conference at the Twin Trees Hotel, Ballina, Friday, May 6th - Sunday May 8th, 2016. A varied program has been arranged which includes interesting illustrated lectures and field trips.


Further details can be had on www.IrishSettlement.ie

The weekend events costs only 50 euro to attend (Students 20 euro). That price includes conference fees, complimentary tea and coffee breaks, and bus transport for the Saturday field trip. (Patrons wishing to attend an individual session may do so at a cost of 20 euro).


Programme

Friday, 6 May 2016

7.00 pm Registration and Opening

Reception (Loch Conn Suite)

Session 1

8.00 pm Keynote speaker

Bernard O'Hara (Former Registrar GMIT).

An overview of Mayo's Archaeological and

Historical Settlement

Saturday, 7 May 2016

Session 2 (Loch Conn Suite)

9.30 am Dr Graeme Warren (Lecturer, School of Archaeology, UCD)

What does it mean to build a wall? Perspectives on Prehistoric Enclosure in North Mayo

10.10 am Dr Nollaig Ó Muraíle (Senior

Lecturer, School of Irish, NUIG)

Patrician place-names in and around Co. Mayo

11.00 am Coffee

Session 3 (Loch Conn Suite)

11.40 am Dr Yvonne McDermott (Lecturer in Heritage Studies, GMIT)

Moyne and Rosserk: Franciscan architecture in the late medieval period

12.20 pm Rory Sherlock (Director of the Galway Archaeological Field School, NUIG)

The Use and Abuse of Tower Houses in Co Mayo

1.00 pm Lunch

2.00 pm Field Trip by bus to

Rosserk Friary, Killala, Belderrig Neolithic and Bronze Age Fields and Céide Fields.

Dr Seamus Caulfield will be our guide at Belderrig and Céide Fields

7.15 pm Wine Reception and Launch of:

Agriculture and Settlement in Ireland

and

Lough Ree: Historic Lakeland Settlement

Sponsored by Four Courts Press

8.00 pm Conference Dinner

Sunday, 8 May 2016

(Loch Conn Suite)

9.30 am Annual General Meeting of Group for the Study of Irish Historic Settlement

Session 4

10.00 am Marie Boran and Brigid Clesham (Landed Estates Project, NUIG)

Mayo landed estates and their owners, 1750-1914: A view from the archives

10.40 am Fiona White (Lecturer BA in

History and Geography, GMIT)

Louisa Moore: a life in letters. The management of the Moore Hall estate in the early nineteenth century

11.20 am Coffee

Session 5

11.40 am Dr Arnold Horner (School of

Geography, UCD)

Mapping Mayo in the early nineteenth century

12.20 pm Dr Ruth McManus (Senior

Lecturer in Geography, St Patrick's Drumcondra (DCU))

Tigers, textiles and tax incentives: recent

settlement change in Enniscrone and

Killala Bay.

1.00 pm Lunch

2-4.00 pm

Guided visit to the Jackie Clarke

Collection, Ballina




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