Irish landed estates, c.1700-1900

Date & Time
20th May, 2011 @ 13:00:00

The Moore Institute for Research in the Humanities & Social Studies

is pleased to announce the completion and launch of the e-database of the landed estates of Munster, c.1700-1900, a research project funded under the Higher Education Authority's Programme for Research in Third Level Institutions,
Cycle 4. To mark the occasion the Institute will host a Conference on

Irish landed estates, c.1700-1900

From Friday, 20 May to Saturday, 21 May, 2011 in the Moore Institute seminar room

An exhibition of the photographs of Tarquin Blake, entitled Abandoned Mansions of Ireland, will be open for viewing in the James Hardiman Library, NUI, Galway, during the days of the Conference.

While there will be no fee charged for attendance, to facilitate an estimate of numbers (for refreshments, seating and comfort), an indication of intention to attend would be appreciated.

Please indicate your intention to attend to:


Friday, May 20, 2011

1-2pm Registration

2:15 Lecture: Reflections on the Irish landed estate and Irish society

Speaker: Professor Joe Lee (Professor of History, New York University and Director of Irish Studies at Glucksman Ireland House, NYU)

3:30 Coffee

4:00 Panel of Young Researchers on the Irish landed estate

Research in Progress: Joanne McEntee, Conor Montague, Laura Vickers (NUI, Galway)

5:30 Official launch of the Munster Landed Estates e-database

Speaker: Dr Martin Mansergh

A demonstration of the e-database by Brigid Clesham and Marie Boran, will be followed by a Reception.

7:15 Lecture: Irish historic gardens & demesnes: survival and revival

Speaker: Finola Reid, (Author, Researcher and Member of the Heritage Council of Ireland)

Saturday, May 21, 2011

9:15am Archive Forum: The archive and the research community: challenges and changing contexts

Speakers: Caitríona Crowe (National Archives of Ireland), Ciara Kerrigan (National Library of Ireland), Dr. Olwen Purdue (Senior Research Fellow, Queen's University, Belfast)

10:30am Coffee Break

11:00am Lecture: Landlords and the estate system: catalysts for social and cultural change?

Speaker: Professor William J.Smyth (Professor Emeritus of Geography, University College Cork)

12:30pm Close of Conference

The conference is supported by the Higher Education Authority, the European Regional Development Fund, the Department of Education & Science, and Ireland's EU Structural Funds Programme 2007 - 2013.