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 HistorianBrigid Clesham, Landed Estates Project, NUIG Marie Bolan, Special Collections Librarian NUIGDesmond Norton, Economist & AuthorDr.David Fleming, Dept, of History, UL.Professor Emeritus Gearóid Ó Tuathaigh,David Hicks, Irish Country House HistorianPyers O’Conor Nash, Conference Chairman
Steeped in Sligo’s Past, Actively Securing Sligo’s Future
Archaeology, History, Natural History and Heritage
12.15:The Palmerston Estate from the Kinkaid & Stewart Land Agent Papers:Mr. Desmond Norton, Historian12.45:Questions & Answers13.00:Lunch14.15: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 & Answers15.00:Land agitation, land acts and social change in Ireland, c.1870-1914:Professor Gearóid Ó Tuathaigh,Professor Emeritus, NUIG15.30:Chronicle for Change:Mr. David Hicks, Irish Country House Historian16.00:Questions & Answers16.30:Sum up and closing remarksMr. Pryers Nash O’Conor17.00:Close of Proceedings18.00:Photographic Exhibition & Wine Reception19.00:Conference Dinner