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Irish agrarian radicals, c. 1850–1930, 22 and 23 March, National Library of Ireland. Conference. Thursday 22 March 2012. January 30, 2012

Posted by WorldbyStorm in Economy, Irish History, The Left.

Irish agrarian radicals, c. 1850–1930, 22 and 23 March, National Library of Ireland.
Conference schedule.
Thursday 22 March 2012.

10.15–10.45 Registration
10.45-11.00 Welcome

Session One: 11.00–12.30
Pádraic Ó Máille, Dr. Mícheál Ó Fathartaigh
John Fiztgibbon of Castlerea, John Bligh
‘A bilious face and splenetic manners’: T. W. Russell and the Irish land question, Dr. Patrick Cosgrove (NUI Maynooth)

12.30-13.30 Lunch
Session two: 13.30–15.00
Daniel Desmond (DD) Sheehan (1873–1948) and the rural labour question in Cork, 1898–1910, John O’Donovan (University College Cork)
William Upton, fenianism and rural labourers in late nineteenth-century Ireland, Dr. Fintan Lane
A voice from the other side: Henry Villiers Stuart (1827–95) and the cause of the Irish agricultural labourers. Dr. Ian d’Alton

Coffee: 15.00–15.15

Session three: 15.15–16.45
James Daly, Dr Gerard Moran, (NUI Maynooth)
Thomas Stanislaus Cleary, (1851–98), Oisin Moran, (NUI Galway)
Matt Harris and the Ballinasloe Tenant Defence Association Brian Casey (St. Patrick’s College, Drumcondra)
Friday 23 March 2012

Session four: 10.00–11.30
Radical agrarianism and regionalism: the case of county Kerry in the late 19th century, Dr Donnacha Seán Lucey (Trinity College Dublin)
‘The League is spreading like wild fire’: the paid organisers of the United Irish League, Dr Carla King (St. Patrick’s College, Drumcondra)
Redressing historical imbalance: the role of grassroots leaders Richard Hodnett and Henry O’Mahony in the Land League revolution 1879-82, Frank Rynne, (Trinity College, Dublin)

11.30–11.45: Coffee
Session five 11.45–13.15
William Connor, Dr William A. Smyth (NUI Maynooth)
Resistance to evictions on the Glinsk Creggs estate of Allan Pollok, Pauline Scott (NUI Galway)
Canon Keller of Cork, Felix M. Larkin

13.15–14.15: Lunch

Session six: 14.15–15.15
‘An incendiary environment’: Lancashire, the IRB and the Land League, Shane Faherty, (University College Cork)
Reading the Chartist Land Plan: The “English Question” and Ireland, Dr Timothy Keane, (NUI Galway)
15.15–16.00 Concluding remarks and conference close

Registration details
This conference will take place on Thursday 22 and Friday 23 March 2012 in the seminar room of the National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street, Dublin 2. The cost to attend is €15 for the two days, which is payable on the day at registration. Those interested in attending, please contact Brian Casey: briancasey03@gmail.com in order to register.


1. Ramzi Nohra - January 30, 2012

This will be interesting. Would also be interesting
To see anything on the Molly Maguires and how that transferred to America.


2. Sean Prendiville - February 20, 2012

I don’t imagine that any of these presentations will be recorded or made available for folks who can’t attend?


3. Joe - February 25, 2012

It is hoped that a publication will result from the proceedings of this conference in due course.


4. John O'Donovan - March 15, 2012

If anyone wants a copy of my paper then please email johngcod@gmail.com and I will furnish them with said piece after the conference.
John O’Donovan


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