It will take place on Thursday 4 October at the Harbour Hotel, The Docks, Galway.
9:15: Welcome by Mayor of Galway City, Councillor Terry O’Flaherty.
9:25: Official Opening by Dr. Jim Higgins, Heritage Officer.
Chair: Aideen Ireland, Senior Archivist, National Archives of Ireland (NAI).
10:00: Building a Research Archive, The James Hardiman Library Archives, NUI Galway, with Kieran Hoare, Special Collections NUI Galway.
10:45: Archives and Society, with Catriona Crowe, Head of Special Projects, NAI
Chair: Professor Gearóid O’Tuathaigh
11:30: Why Irish Archives Matter, with Dr. Raymond Gillespie, NUI Maynooth.
12:15: The Archives and the decade of commemorations: The Iconic versus the enduring, with Eunan O’Halpin, Trinity College Dublin.
13:00–13:30: Light Lunch with Sandwiches, Tea/Coffee
13:30: Protecting Your Archives, Caring for your Collection, with Benjamin van DeWetering, Ox Bindery, Co. Sligo.
Chair: Dr. Raymond Refaussé, Church of Ireland RCB Library, Dublin.
14:15: Collecting the Nation: Archival Material in the National Museum of Ireland’s Collection, with Lar Joye, Assistant Keeper at the National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks, Dublin.
15:00: The Digital Challenge – Archives of the Future – The Future of the Archives, with Christian Schneeberger, Swiss Theatre Archives, Berne, Switzerland.
15:45: Collecting the Nation: Archival Material in the National Museum of Ireland’s Collection Comdt. Padraic Kennedy, Officer in Charge, Irish Defence Forces, Military Archives.
Cost: A nominal fee (€10, Concessions €5)will be payable on the day of the Conference only.
BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL. Email or phone- (00 353) (0)91 536 410 for more information.