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9:45am Welcome and Introduction, by Pierce Joyce. The conference is being chaired by Dr Christy Cunniffe who will share some of his own knowledge of 'relics int eh landscape' from this period.
10:10am Exporting the 'permanent deadweight': emigration from the workhouse during The Famine, with Dr Gerard Moran.
11am Tea/Coffee break
11:20am Scariff Union Workhouse: fraught with fever, with Gerard Maddan.
12:10am Counterprodutive: The Reproductive Loan Funds, with Steve Dolan.
1pm Snack lunch
1:30pm Tours of the Workhouse
2:30pm Take care of the Emigrant Girls, with Dolores O'Shea.
3:20pm Slow starvation: Why the workhouse system failed during the Great Famine, with Dr Christine Kinealy.
The conference is free and a light lunch will be provided; in lieu of a fee, attendees are requested to donate towards the development of a museum at the Irish Workhouse Centre.
Places are limited, so you need to book in advance by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or phoning 086 4070851.
Venue: Irish Workhouse Centre - Portumna, St. Bridget's Road, Portumna, Co. Galway.