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Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Celebrating the Quakers in Youghal, 19-21 September

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The subject of this year's annual Youghal Celebrates History conference is A Gathering of Friends: A celebration of the history of Quakers.

The conference will look at different aspects of the history of Quakers in Ireland in general and Cork in particular. Lectures will look at the Society of Friends as entrepreneurs, activists, philantropists, antiquarians and patrons of the Arts. While their humanitarian aid during the Great Famine is still acknowledged, they were also drawn into trials wrongly accusing them of crimes. William Penn's castle at Shanagarry and his diary during his travels through Ireland before his departure to America are of great interest to historians.

The conference will bring together experts who will shed a light on the lives of these extraordinary Irish citizens.

In addition to the lecture programme, the event includes a number of activities such as guided walks, a field trip, an exhibition, a dinner, and entertainment in Tynte's Castle. Click the poster above to download the full programme, or go to the website for booking.

Venue: The Mall Arts Centre, Youghal, Co Cork.
Concessionary rates available.