Friday, 28 February 2014

Irish Studies Conference – Manchester, 8 March

The Irish World Heritage Centre in Manchester is to host the National Irish Studies Conference 2014 this coming Saturday, 8 March.

The event, which forms a part of this year's Irish Festival in the city (Friday 7 March to Monday 17 March), is a collaborative project with Manchester Metropolitan and Manchester universities and is partly funded by Ireland's Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade. The day kicks off with registration at 9:15am. Five lectures are scheduled and there will be a bookstall, a book launch and, to conclude, a spot of music. Lunch and refreshments are included in the price (£17.50 advance/ £20.00 on door):

  • Archaeology of the Easter Rising 2016, with Franc Myles
  • Tribute to Seamus Heaney, with Dr John McAuliffe
  • Leaving of Loughrea – A Family History, with Stephen Lally
  • The Gathering 2013 – Enticing the Diaspora, with James Hackland and Catherine Feeney
  • Irish Responses to the First World War, with Patrick Doyle
  • Reading the Contemporary Irish Novel 1987 – 2007, with Dr Liam Harte (Manchester University)  

Venue: Irish World Heritage Centre 1 Irish Town Way, Cheetham Hill Manchester M8 0AE

For details, email or phone: 07958 917780.

(The Irish World Heritage Centre will also be hosting a major three-day genealogy event in March.)