During the recently held SFC conference, leading specialists chronicled the arrival of new 16th and 17th century landowners in the northwest. They explored 18th century life in the Big House, profile leading Sligo landowners, their political power and their losses through the 19th century; all followed by a Sunday morning visit to the O’Hara’s Annaghmore House.
LECTURERS INCLUDED WERE : Professor Raymond Gillespie Dept. of History, NUIM Dr Patricia McCarthy, Architectural Historian Brigid Clesham, Landed Estates Project, NUIG Marie Bolan, Special Collections Librarian NUIG Desmond Norton, Economist & Author Dr.David Fleming, Dept, of History, UL. Professor Emeritus Gearóid Ó Tuathaigh, David Hicks, Irish Country House Historian Pyers O’Conor Nash, Conference Chairman
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12.15: The Palmerston Estate from the Kinkaid & Stewart Land Agent Papers: Mr. Desmond Norton, Historian 12.45: Questions & Answers 13.00: Lunch 14.15: The Influence of the Wynne Family on the commercial development of 18th century Sligo: Dr.David Fleming, Dept, of History, UL. (Sponsored by David Raythorne of Hazelwood House) 14.45: Questions & Answers 15.00: Land agitation, land acts and social change in Ireland, c.1870-1914: Professor Gearóid Ó Tuathaigh, Professor Emeritus, NUIG 15.30: Chronicle for Change: Mr. David Hicks, Irish Country House Historian 16.00: Questions & Answers 16.30: Sum up and closing remarks Mr. Pryers Nash O’Conor 17.00: Close of Proceedings 18.00: Photographic Exhibition & Wine Reception 19.00: Conference Dinner (Pre-booking required)
12.15: The Palmerston Estate from the Kinkaid & Stewart Land Agent Papers: Mr. Desmond Norton, Historian 12.45: Questions & Answers 13.00: Lunch 14.15: The Influence of the Wynne Family on the commercial development of 18th century Sligo: Dr.David Fleming, Dept, of History, UL. (Sponsored by David Raythorne of Hazelwood House) 14.45: Questions & Answers 15.00: Land agitation, land acts and social change in Ireland, c.1870-1914: Professor Gearóid Ó Tuathaigh, Professor Emeritus, NUIG 15.30: Chronicle for Change: Mr. David Hicks, Irish Country House Historian 16.00: Questions & Answers 16.30: Sum up and closing remarks Mr. Pryers Nash O’Conor 17.00: Close of Proceedings 18.00: Photographic Exhibition & Wine Reception 19.00: Conference Dinner (Pre-booking required)
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SATURDAY 7th OCTOBER
SUNDAY 8th OCTOBER
The Rise & Fall of Landed Estates in the Northwest 09.00: Registration & Tea or Coffee 09.30: Welcome address: Wendy Lyons, President, Sligo Field Club Opening address: Mr Pyers O’Conor Nash, Conference Chairman Official Launch: Mr. Seamus Kilgannon, Cathaoirleach Sligo County Council 10.00: Celtic Lords to Landlords: Professor Raymond Gillespie Dept. of History, NUIM 10.30: Life in the Big House: Dr Patricia McCarthy, Architectural Historian 11.00: Questions & Answers 11.15: Tea & Coffee 11.30: Sources of Study for Connacht Landed Estates: Ms Brigid Clesham, Independant researcher & Marie Bolan, Special Collections Librarian NUI
The Rise & Fall of Landed Estates in the Northwest 10.00: Visit to Annaghmore Estate: Duncan O’Hara Charles O’Hara, the Elder (1715-1776): Dr. David Fleming Visit to Annaghmore reserved to conference attendees only. Own transport required. Enquires to: Sligo Field Club, ℅ Wendy Lyons Tel: 087 909 8241