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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Conference Fee (Tea/Coffee, *Courthouse Visit Included ) ……...€ 50.00 Students / Unwaged (Tea/Coffee, *Courthouse Visit Included )...€ 25.00 Conference Dinner Saturday (Pre-Booking Required )…… . € 30.00 * Courthouse Guided Tour (conference attendees only)
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14.15 The Law and Punishment : Sligo Gaol. Ms. Tamlyn McHugh B.A, M.A Friends of Sligo Gaol, Fadó Archaeology 15.00 Emergence of institutional Catholicism in 19th Century Sligo: the national context and impact on Sligo’s urban landscape. Fr. Michael Drumm, B.A 15.45 Transport, Roads and Railways: The impact of new modes of transport on Sligo Dr. Frank Cullen, Royal Irish Academy 16.40 Questions and Answers: Summation. 17.00 Close of proceedings 19.00 Conference Dinner (Pre-booking required) (Pre-booking required)
Sunday 7th October 10.00 A guided Tour of Sligo Court House Tour reserved to conference attendees Own transport required
Sligo Field Club Conference 2018 Sligo: The making of a 19th century Provincial Town Examining how national political and social events, impacted on the urban fabric of 19th century Sligo 09.00 Registration and Tea or Coffee 09.30 Welcome address: Martin Wilson, President, Sligo Field Club - Official Launch: An Cathaoirleach, Sligo County Council 09.45 Setting the Scene - Sligo’s transition from a mid 18th century town, to the 1832 Reform Act Prof. Eamon O’Flaherty, University College Dublin 10:30 Mercantile Sligo: the impact of expanding trade and manufacturing on the development of the 19th century town. Dr. Fióna Gallagher, Independent researcher 11. 15 Questions and Tea Break 11.30: The Poor Law’s impact on the Urban Landscape: Health, Hospitals, Workhouses, Dispensaries, and Lunatic Asylums . Prof. Virginia Crossman, Oxford Brookes University 12:15 Role of Local Government in the development of 19th Century Sligo Dr. Fergal Donaghue, National University of Ireland, Maynooth 13:00 LUNCH 14.15 The Law and Punishment : Sligo Gaol. Ms. Tamlyn McHugh B.A, M.A, Friends of Sligo Gaol, Fadó Archaeology 15.00 Emergence of institutional Catholicism in 19th Century Sligo: the national context and impact on Sligo’s urban landscape. Fr. Michael Drumm, B.A 15.45 Transport, Roads and Railways: The impact of new modes of transport on Sligo Dr. Frank Cullen, Royal Irish Academy 16.40 Questions and Answers: Summation. 17.00 Close of proceedings 19.00 Conference Dinner (Pre-booking required) Sunday 7th October 10.00 A guided Tour of Sligo Court House Tour reserved to conference attendees Own transport required
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Examining how national political and social events, impacted on the urban fabric of 19th century Sligo 09.00 Registration and Tea or Coffee 09.30 Welcome address: Martin Wilson, President, Sligo Field Club Official Launch: An Cathaoirleach, Sligo County Council 09.45 Setting the Scene - Sligo’s transition from a mid 18th century town, to the 1832 Reform Act Prof. Eamon O’Flaherty, University College Dublin 10:30 Mercantile Sligo: the impact of expanding trade and manufacturing on the development of the 19th century town. Dr. Fióna Gallagher, Independent researcher 11. 15 Questions and Tea Break 11.30: The Poor Law’s impact on the Urban Landscape: Health, Hospitals, Workhouses, Dispensaries, and Lunatic Asylums . Prof. Virginia Crossman, Oxford Brookes University 12:15 Role of Local Government in the development of 19th Century Sligo Dr. Fergal Donaghue, National University of Ireland, Maynooth 13:00 LUNCH
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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Sligo Field Club 2018 Conference Programme & Booking Details
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
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