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Joint Seminar by the History Federations of Ireland
Local History Ireland
Patrick Kavanagh Centre — Inniskeen, Co. Monaghan
Date: Saturday, 1st December, 2012

The Federation for Ulster Local Studies and the Federation of Local History Societies welcome you to this unique seminar to celebrate local history and folklore. The presentations will explore the significance of history at local level which after all is what makes us what we are and identifies our place in the community. The day will centre round the launch of our new promotional leaflet — “Hidden Gems & Forgotten People”. The list of speakers will be headed by Professor Raymond Gillespie, N.U.I. Maynooth who will deliver the keynote address.
Remember “local history is your history”.
Registration Tea/coffee 9.30 — 10.30 a.m.
10.30 — 11.30 “Ordinary People in Ordinary places” — Prof. Raymond Gillespie, N.U.I. Maynooth
11.30 — 12.30 Hidden Gems & Forgotten People — The story of the less exalted in local memory. Pat Devlin FULS and Larry Breen FLHS
12.30 — 12.45 Launch of promotional leaflet by Frank McNally An Irishman’s Diary (Irish Times)
12.45 — 1400 Lunch in the centre — Soup, sandwiches, tea or coffee
14.00 — 15.00 Enriching the story of the past — a framework for researching and preserving local history and archives. Roddy Hegarty, Director Cardinal O’Fiaich Library & Archive, Armagh
15.00 — 16.00 Oral History & Folklore — Collecting and preserving voices of the past: practical guidelines and methodologies. Dr. Ida Milne O.H.N.I. & Eamon Thornton, Millmount Museum.
16.00 — 16.15 Tea/Coffee
16.15 — 16.45 Plenary Session and Discussion with Panel of Speakers
Note: Talks will be of 45 minutes duration followed by question and answer session of 15 minutes.
Cost: €20/£16 includes refreshments & lunch — soup & sandwiches

Names of Attendees:
Cheques to be made payable to either the FULS or FLHS and enclosed with booking form
and sent to either of the following:
Larry Breen, 8 The Paddocks, Naas, Co. Kildare.
Tel 045 897 445, Mob. 087 9841551,
e-mail larrybreen8@eircom.net
Roddy Hegarty, 622 Ballysillen Road, Belfast, BT14 6RP,
Tel. 028 37522981, Mob. 07737407174,
e-mail rhegarty@btinternet.com
All bookings must be received by November 26th, 2012, at the latest .
Inniskeen — How to Get Here
M1 Dublin to South Dundalk
Follow the Carrickmacross R178 for approx. 5 miles.
At Channonrock junction (Conlon's pub) turn right for Inniskeen LP1140.
N2 from Dublin
Exit Carrickmacross.
Left along R178 to Essexford.
Left at Kelly's Pub for Inniskeen.
From Belfast to Dundalk bypass via Newry
Exit for Dundalk town centre
Follow the Carrickmacross R178 for approx. 5 miles.
At Channonrock (Conlon's pub) turn right for Inniskeen LP1140.
N2 from west Ulster
Follow the Carrickmacross R178 for approx. 5 miles.
At Channonrock (Conlon's pub) turn left for Inniskeen LP1140.

A joint seminar by the History Federations of Ireland will take place on 1 December in the Patrick Kavanagh Centre, Innniskeen, Co. Monaghan

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