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THE FAMINE IRISH: EMIGRATION AND NEW LIVES

THE FAMINE IRISH: EMIGRATION AND NEW LIVES

 
THIRD ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL FAMINE CONFERENCE

STROKESTOWN PARK HOUSE 19-20 JULY 2013

 
Day 1

9.00 Conference Registration -Tea & Coffee

9.30 Welcome

 John O'Driscoll, Curator & General Manager Strokestown Park House 

9.40 Opening Address

 Tim O'Connor, Chairman of The Gathering Ireland 2013
 
Session 1

 Chair: Professor Terence Dooley (Department of History, NUI Maynooth)
 
 10.00 Patrick Fitzgerald, (Mellon Centre for Migration Studies), Irish hunger,
migration and denomination, 1550-1850
 

 10.25 Jason King (University of Limerick), From Roscommon to Quebec: Irish Famine
orphans as models of
 
10.50 Lawrence W. Kennedy (University of Scranton), Patrick A. Collins: An
emigrant in the U.S. Congress and Boston City Hall
 
11.15 Tea & Coffee


Session 2
 
 Chair: Nollaig Feeney (Roscommon Heritage Officer)
 

11.30 Bláthnaid Nolan (University College Dublin), From Carlow to Athy to Hobart: Crime
and punishment in nineteenth century Ireland 

11.55 Gerard Moran (NUI Maynooth), 'To the nearest place that was not Ireland':
The Famine Irish emigrants in Provincial Britain

12.20 Brendan McGowan (Galway City Museum), The Famine Irish in Leeds & the
unfortunate case of Patrick Bourke


12.45 Lunch

Session 3

 Chair: Declan Jones (Managing Director, Property Division, Westward
Group of Companies)

2.00 Gail Baylis (University of Ulster), Ireland, photography and Famine memory

 
2.25 Ciarán Reilly (NUI Maynooth), 'A Mayo man on the Cape': Robert Stanford
and Anti-Irish sentiment in South Africa in the 1840s
 

2.50 James M. Farrell (University of New Hampshire), Reporting the Irish Famine
in America
 
3.15 Tea & Coffee


Session 4

 Chair: (Mark O'Brien, Investec Specialist Bank)

3.30 Elaine Farrell (Queen's University Belfast), 'Bad luck to you ... you were the cause of
my killing my child': women transported from Ireland for infant murder


3.55 Gail Gráinne Whitchurch (Indiana University), ''The Colony" to Cleveland:
An autoethnographic case study of an orphan raised at the Achill Mission

Keynote address

 Chair: Professor Marian Lyons (Head of Department of History, NUI
Maynooth)


4.30.-5.30 Professor Christine Kinealy (Drew University, New Jersey),

 'Chained Wolves': Young Ireland in Van Dieman's Land
 
NOTE: The Tye (Tighe) Family Homecoming will take place in Strokestown Park House on
Friday evening, 19 July. For further details of the event & dinner please see
www.strokestowngatheringcelebration.com

 
Day 2

Session 1


 Chair: Michael Blanch (Committee for the Commemoration of the Irish Famine
Victims)

 
09.30 Damien Sheils (Independent Scholar), ‘Allow me to mingle my tears’: The
impact of the American Civil War on female Famine survivors


9.55 Regina Donlon (NUI Maynooth), Constructing an immigrant profile: using
statistics to identify famine immigrants in Toledo, Ohio, 1850-1900

10.25 Michael Quigley (Independent Scholar), Quebec remembers the Famine
 

10.50 Tea & Coffee


Session 2

Chair: Pat McCarrick (Botháir) 

11.10 Fidelma Byrne (NUI Maynooth), The mechanics of assisted emigration: the case of
the Fitzwilliam estate, county Wicklow 

11.35 Charles Read (Christ’s College, Cambridge) Famine, economic shocks, and
Emigration in 1840s Ireland

 
12.00 Jo-Anick Proulx (Visitor Experience Manager, Grosse Île and the Irish Memorial
National Historic Site Parks Canada), Grosse-Île: a new home, a new hope

 
12.30 Closing Remarks

 Patrick D. Kenny (Executive Chairman, Westward Group of Companies)


Strokestown Park International Famine Conference 2013

In association with CSHIHE, NUI Maynooth & Investec Specialist Bank.
 
PLEASE COMPLETE THIS FORM IN BLOCK CAPITALS AND RETURN WITH THE RELEVANT BOOKING FEE TO
SROKESTOWN PARK HOUSE 12th July 2013 (details below)
 
Conference Registration Fee is €25 per person (includes light lunch)

Number of delegates:
 
Total amount enclosed: Payment must be made in euro only

Payment method: Payment must be made by cheque or bank draft only
 
DELEGATE REGISTRATION DETAILS:

First name(s):
Surname(s):
E-mail or Postal Address(es):

Telephone Number(s):
Institutional affiliation/position (if any):
Dietary or other requirements:
Booking Information 

Please send the completed registration form by post only to Strokestown Park, Strokestown Co Roscommon. By 12th July
2013. Cheques and bank drafts should be made payable to Westward Holdings Ltd..

Places will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Payment of conference registration fee must be received to
guarantee a booking. Receipt of payment will be acknowledged by e-mail unless otherwise requested. Refunds for
cancelled bookings will not be made.

Please note that information provided above (name, institutional affiliation & e-mail address only) may be compiled into a
delegates listing to be distributed at the conference. Please tick here if you do not wish your information to be included in the
delegates list .
 
DIRECTIONS TO Strokestown Park: http://strokestownpark.ie/visitor-info/find-us

Enquiries:e.mail info@strokestownpark.ie / tel. 0719633013

The 3rd Annual International Famine Conference at Strokestown Park House 19-20 July 2013: The Famine Irish. Emigration and new lives


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