Cork Connections 2013

A free one-day conference celebrating aspects of Cork's involvement with the wider world, organised by Cork Historical and Archaeological Society in association with Adult and Continuing Education, UCC.

A free conference open to the public on Cork’s connections with the outside world over the past 10,000 years takes place this Saturday July 6th. The  Geography lecture theatre, main UCC campus, will host the one-day conference which includes six lectures given by specialists in archaeology, genealogy, history and Irish literature.

The keynote lecture will be delivered by leading historian Professor James Donnelly on ‘The exodus of Protestants from County Cork during and after the War of Independence’.

This public event is organised as part of The Gathering 2013 by the Centre for Adult and Continuing Education in UCC and the Cork Historical and Archaeological Society. Prior registration is not required. Further details are available at


9.30-9.40:Conference opening

9.40-10.25: Professor William O’Brien, ‘The meeting of cultures: 8,000 years of prehistoric Cork connections with the outside

10.25-11.10: Dr Clare McCutcheon, ‘A rich and rare stew: the potted history of Cork’

11.10-11.45: Coffee

11.45-12.30: Dr Dagmar Ó Riain-Raedel, ‘Cork and Europe: the medieval connection’

12.30-2.00: Lunch

2.00-3.00: KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Professor James S. Donnelly Jr, ‘The exodus of Protestants from County Cork during and after the War of Independence’

3.00-3.45: Dr Nollaig Ó Muraíle, ‘Irish genealogical collections as a mirror of Irish / Munster / Cork population through the ages’

3.45-4.30: Dr Hilary Lennon, ‘Exile and the Irish writer: Frank O’Connor's Cork’

Category: Conferences:
Time: 9.30am - 4.30pm
Location: Geography Lecture Theatre, Main Campus, UCC
Target Audience: All welcome
Admission Price: € Free
Contact: Lorna Moloney

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