Tudor and Stuart Ireland Conference 2014

The 4th Tudor and Stuart Ireland Conference will convene on29 & 30 August 2014 at the Iontas Building, North Campus, National University of Ireland, Maynooth. Building upon the tremendous success of past conferences, this year’s programme boasts papers on a broad range of topics, and has drawn speakers from not only Ireland and the United Kingdom, but also from Europe and across the Atlantic.  Conference highlights include two plenary lectures, thirty research papers, and a tour of Maynooth Castle, with ample opportunity for more informal conversation throughout the two days.  Please see the links below to view the conference programme.

Universal Declaration on Archives In Irish

The International Council on Archives had translated the Universal Declaration on Archives to Irish.

This Declaration the Universal declaration on Archives (UDA) sets out concisely the unique characteristics of archives and the management requirements to provide ongoing access for as long as the records are needed. It has been conceived as a basis for advocacy and promotion to support archives and the profession, and addresses a wide public.

This document is available for downloaded from the ICA website found here or it can be downloaded directly here


Oral History at University College Cork

New Website – Oral History @ UCC

This past autumn a new digital archive was created in conjunction with the first oral history class offered by the School of History at University College Cork (UCC).  It introduced a range of thematic topics and each student proposed an individual research project, conducted the interviews, and then wrote essays.

The students in the Oral History module also participated in creating an online archive of their interviews, Oral History @ UCC, which can now be seen at http://www.oralhistoryucc.com/.

The website is being officially launched today, March 6, by Dr. Clíona O’Carroll, lecturer with Béaloideas/Folklore and Ethnology at UCC, and research director with the community-based Cork Folklore Project. Full details can be found on the attached poster.

These items reflect the students’ individual interests, backgrounds, families, and communities. The purpose of this resource is to give history back to the people and communities whose voices are heard here. Oral history in Ireland is still developing, and has enormous potential to democratize the study of the past, bringing together students, teachers, local historians, academics, and members of the public.

History open day poster – UCC

Wide Street Commission Talk

Shaping the City: the maps and drawings of the Wide Street Commissioners from 1757 to 1849. A talk by Dr John Montague at the Dublin City Library & Archive, Pearse Street, on Monday 25th August at 6.30pm.

4th Galway City International Heritage Conference

Galway City Council are holding their 4th International Hetigage Conference from the  24th to the  26th September 2014. The theme of this conference is "A Millennium and a Half of Irish Literary Heritage".

Literary Heritage Conference Poster Sept 2014


The invitation for the full event guide is attached here.


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