Launch of 2015 Douglas Hyde Conference

The 2015 Douglas Hyde Conference  was launched today at Áras an Uachtaráin.  

Áras an Uachtaráin

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.

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Theme of Douglas Hyde Conference “Saving the notes of nationality: a celebration of the protectors of Irish heritage”

 

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.

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Line up for 2015 Douglas Hyde conference

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

 

http://www.roscommoncoco.ie/en/Services/Comm_Ent/Arts_Office/the-douglas-hyde-conference.html