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Inaugural Mayo History Conference

1-3 March 2019

Venue: The Gateway Hotel, Swinford

-: Friday 1 March 2019 :-

8.00 p.m. – Official Opening by

Charles Bourke, Earl of Mayo

8.20 p.m.  ‘Swinford History’ by

Breege Rowley and Michael Brabazon.

-: Saturday 2 March :-
(€30 for the day inclusive of tea/coffee and lunch)

€10 for half day – tea/coffee

Registration: 9 a.m.

9.30 a.m. – 11 a.m.
(a) ‘Introduction to archaeological and historical settlement in County Mayo’ by Bernard O’Hara, author of Exploring Mayo

(b) ‘Irish Rock Art from Cork to Mayo’ by Finola Finlay and Robert Harris, Irish Rock Art researchers

11 a.m. – 11.30 a.m. tea/coffee

11.30 a.m. – 1.00 p.m.
(a) ‘The Seventeenth-Century Land Settlements in County Mayo’ by Dr John Cunningham, Queen’s University, Belfast

(b) ‘The Brownes of Westport’ by Anne Chambers, historical biographer

1.00 p.m. – 2.00 p.m. LUNCH

2.00 p.m. – 3.30 p.m.
(a) ‘Ulster Migration 1795/6 to County Mayo’ by Michael Brabazon, Mayo historian

(b ) ‘The People of Mayo through the Ages: An Overview’ by Dr Nollaig Ó Muraíle, leading Irish scholar and historian

3.30 p.m. – 4.00 p.m. tea/coffee

4.00 p.m. – 5.30 p.m.  A Hedge School Open Forum chaired by Tommy Graham, editor of History Ireland

8.00 p.m.  Conference Dinner (optional)


-: Sunday 3 March :-

11 a.m. – 1.00 p.m.

A historical walking tour of Swinford conducted by Micheal Murphy

Booking and full particulars: (telephone:087-6412785) Logo and Brand Statement

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