The 2015 Douglas Hyde Conference was launched today at Áras an Uachtaráin.
As a speaker at this years conference I was delighted to be able to attend. This was a most appropriated setting for the launch of a conference dedicated to Douglas Hyde Ireland’s first President. I must give a big thank you to Michael O Dea chair the Conference and Mary Mullins Arts Officer with Roscommon County Council for organising this event.
The theme of this years conference is
“Saving the notes of nationality: a celebration of the protectors of Irish heritage.”
There is a very interesting and diverse line up. I will be presenting a paper at the conference on protecting pilgrimage sites and holy wells.
The conference will be held next Thursday July 16th 2015 in the BMW Conference Room, The Square, Ballaghaderreen, Co. Roscommon and there are still places available.
For anyone interested in attending information about the conference can be found by following this link http://www.roscommoncoco.ie/en/Services/Comm_Ent/Arts_Office/the-douglas-hyde-conference.html