Friday 16 November 2012

Local History Ireland - a day programme of talks

The Federation of Ulster Local Studies (FULS) and the Federation of Local History Societies (FLHS) have got together to organise a day programme of presentations to celebrate local history and folklore on Saturday 1 December:

9:30 - 10:30am: Registration

10:30 - 11:30: Ordinary People in Ordinary Places, with Prof Raymond Gillespie, NUI Maynooth.

11:30 - 12:30: Hidden Gems and Forgotten People, the story of the less exalted in local memory, with Pat Devlin FULS and Larry Breen FLHS.

12:30-12:45: Launch of promotional leaflet by Frank McNally, Irish Times (An Irishman's Diary)

12:45 - 14:00: Lunch of soup and sandwiches, tea and coffee

14:00 - 15:00: Enriching the story of our past – a framework for researching and preserving local history and archives, with Roddy Hegarty, Director Cardinal O'Fiaich Library & Archive, Armagh

15:00 - 16:00: Oral History & Folklore – Collecting and preserving voices of the past; practical guidelines and methodologies, with Dr Ida Milne OHNI & Eamon Thornton, Millmount Museum.

16:00 - 16:15: Tea/coffee

16:15 - 16:45: Plenary Session and Discussion of Speakers

Cost, inclusive of refreshments and lunch: €20/£16

Venue: Patrick Kavanagh Centre, Inniskeen, Co. Monaghan.

Further details and booking form. (Bookings deadline 26 November.)