Ferns Heritage Conference 2017

A two day conference exploring the wider influence of the Normans on Ireland, including landscape, social structure, food and medicine amongst others.  Full day lectures on Saturday and an outdoor session on Sunday.  A unique opportunity to hear from some of Ireland's foremost historians and archaeologists, all in the very special setting of St. Edan's Cathedral, Ferns.

Saturday: Conference Presentations:  

'Continuity and Change in the early Anglo- Norman period'  by Emmet Stafford, Stafford McLoughlin Archaeology

'The changing monastic and political landscape of Ferns, 12th - 15th century by Dr. Anne-Julie Lafaye, The Discovery Programme

'The O'Doran Brehons and their Law School of Ballyorley' by Brian O'Cleirigh, Historian

'Combat: War and Duelling in the 13th and 14th centuries' A demonstration by Goat's Head Historical Fencing, (Specialist Martial Arts group)

'Food and identity: New, Old and Emerging Ways with Food and Culinary Practices in later medieval Ireland' by Regina Sexton, University College Cork

'Disease and illness in Medieval Ireland: an anthropological approach' by Ciara Crawford, Maynooth University

Sunday, September 10th

Outdoor session led by Edmund Joyce of Carlow IT interpreting the 19th century St. Edan's Cathedral and its hidden older components.

Conference Fee €30 including lunch and outdoor session on Sunday - payment in advance.

To book a place, please email: fernsheritageconference@gmail.com





Sat 9th Sep 2017 to Sun 10th Sep 2017