During   the   recently   held   SFC   conference,   leading   specialists   chronicled   the   arrival   of   new 16th   and   17th   century   landowners   in   the   northwest.   They   explored   18th   century   life   in   the Big   House,   profile   leading   Sligo   landowners,   their   political   power   and   their   losses   through the   19th   century;   all   followed   by   a   Sunday   morning   visit   to   the   O’Hara’s   Annaghmore House.
LECTURERS INCLUDED WERE : Professor Raymond Gillespie Dept. of History, NUIM Dr Patricia McCarthy, Architectural Historian Brigid Clesham, Landed Estates Project, NUIG Marie Bolan, Special Collections Librarian NUIG Desmond Norton, Economist & Author Dr.David Fleming, Dept, of History, UL. Professor Emeritus  Gearóid Ó Tuathaigh, David Hicks, Irish Country House Historian Pyers O’Conor Nash, Conference Chairman
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12.15: The Palmerston Estate from the Kinkaid & Stewart Land Agent Papers: Mr. Desmond Norton, Historian 12.45: Questions & Answers 13.00: Lunch 14.15: The Influence of the Wynne Family on the commercial development of 18th century Sligo: Dr.David Fleming, Dept, of History, UL. (Sponsored by David Raythorne of Hazelwood House) 14.45: Questions & Answers 15.00: Land agitation, land acts and social change in Ireland, c.1870-1914: Professor Gearóid Ó Tuathaigh, Professor Emeritus, NUIG 15.30: Chronicle for Change: Mr. David Hicks, Irish Country House Historian 16.00: Questions & Answers 16.30: Sum up and closing remarks Mr. Pryers Nash O’Conor 17.00: Close of Proceedings 18.00: Photographic Exhibition & Wine Reception 19.00: Conference Dinner