Youghal Celebrates History Conference

Mall Arts Centre
24 September - 25 September

This  is a voluntary group dedicated to preserving and promoting our unique heritage in this wonderful walled port town.

The Theme of the Conference in 2016   is :    Youghal through the Ages

In 2016 the conference   will be examining the Historic Town Atlas of Youghal , how it was researched, what it tells us, and a great look at Youghal century by century, street by street. We find the occupations, the changes , the people who walked the streets.

Get to know one of Ireland’s most historic walled towns and see it through the eyes of experts who have spent years getting to know the town! See parts of the town normally not open to the public.

A wonderful weekend is promised!

Programme Details:

9.30am – 10.00am Registration
10.00am – 10.15am Official Opening
10.20am – 10.50am Prof. Howard Clarke: The Tom McCarthy Memorial
Lecture: “Ports and Port Facilities in Medieval
Ireland (commencing with Youghal)”
10.50am – 11.00am Questions and Answers
11.00am – 11.30am Coffee
11.30am – 1 2 noon Sarah Gearty: “Creating Town Atlases”
12 noon – 12.45pm Prof. Tadhg O’Keeffe: “The Making of Youghal
(how a handful of people shaped the town)”
12.45pm – 1.00pm Questions and Answers
1.00pm – 2.30pm Lunch (we will suggest places nearby)
2.30pm – 3.15pm David Kelly: “Exploring the Youghal Town Atlas”
3.15pm – 3.30pm Questions and Answers
3.30pm – 4.00pm Dr. Linda Doran: “Medieval New Ross –
The Development of a Commercial Hub”
4.00pm – 4.30pm Prof. Anngret Simms: “Youghal in the European
Context (based on the Historic Town
Atlas Project)”
4.30pm General Questions and Answers
7.15pm Conference Dinner (dress informal)
A guided walk of the open and hidden side of Youghal.
(about 3 hours, including coffee) Meet at the Mall Arts Centre at 9.45am
where we divide into groups. Some of the hidden gems we will be
visiting are not normally open to the public, and you are guaranteed a
very special walk around Youghal which will long stay in your memory.

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