43rd Roscrea Autumn Conference
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The 43rd Roscrea Conference will take place from October 31st to November 2nd. The theme of this year’s autumn conference is “Wandering Medieval Irish Scholars”.
The 43rd Roscrea Conference will take place from October 31st to November 2nd. The theme of this year's autumn conference is “Wandering Medieval Irish Scholars”.
Once again the conference, which is run by Roscrea People in association with Roscrea Heritage Society will take place at Mount St Joseph Cistercian Abbey, Roscrea. As always the conference organiser is popular local man, George Cunningham, Dept. of History, College Of Humanities, University of Limerick and Parkmore, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary.
The Conference will commence on Friday the 31st of October with a reception hosted by Roscrea Heritage Society. Dom Kevin Daly, Abbott of Mount St. Joseph’s Abbey will be giving a warm welcome to all and this will then followed by the official opening of the conference by Professor Raymond Gillespie from NUIM.
On the first night there will be three lectures starting with Fr. Nivard Kinsella OCSO who will be giving a talk entitled ‘‘Wandering Scholarship’’ Secondly Professor Dáibhí Ó Cróinín will be giving a lecture entitled ‘‘Have Book Will Travel’’ and lastly on the night Professor Padraig O Riain will give a lecture entitled ‘‘Feastdays of Irish Saints in Continental Monasteries’’.
The second day of the conference looks like a very busy and enlightening day commencing with a lecture by Raymond Gillsepie followed by Dirarmuid Ó Riain from the “School Of Archaeology UCD” who will speak about “The Patrons Of The Benedictine Monasteries In Germay and Austria”. After a number of mid morning lectures there will be a field trip in the early afternoon entitled ‘‘The Land of Molua’’. The Field Trip will be conducted by George Cunningham and there will be a short discussion on Molua’s life and times by Dáibhí Ó Cróinín and Pádraig Ó Riain. The afternoon will also consist of a trip to Ballaghmore Castle, courtesy of Ms Grace Pym. In the evening there will be a Sherry reception hosted by Roscrea Credit Union and an illustrated quiz on Irish Medieval Studies at home and abroad by George Cunningham this will then bring Saturday to a close.
The final day of the conference will have talks such as ‘‘A Modern Irish Scholar’’ by An tAthair Ciarán Ó Sabhois, OCSO and archivist MSJ. There will also be lectures by renowned speakers Bernadette Cunningham, and Dagmar Ó Riain-Raedel. There will also be a discussion on the conference theme and modern Medieval research Chaired by Daibhi O Croinin. George Cunningham will then give a sum up of the Conference bringing it to a final close.
The conference fee is just €55.00 and includes receptions, all lectures, coffee/tea). Full time students and unemployed 30. Part attendance is possible.
Full board at Mount St. Joseph main guesthouse €165 per person sharing (includes conference fee as above with accommodation on Friday and Saturday nights; supper on Friday evening; breakfast, snack lunch and dinner with wine on Saturday; breakfast and full lunch with wine on Sunday); single supplement €10.00 extra per night. Modern en suite accommodation is now available at the restored Clairvaux House. Some places for fulltime students are available at Clairvaux for an inclusive rate (full board and fee) of €80 per student sharing. All bookings to, and additional information from Rev Fr Gabriel McCarthy, Guestmaster, Mt St Joseph 0505 - 21771, Fax: 22198 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like further information about the 43rd Conference you can contact George on email@example.com