13th September 2012
(In conjunction with the Dept of History, NUI Maynooth and the OPW/NUI Maynooth Archive & Research Centre)
1.00pm Registration & light refreshments
2.00pm Welcome- John O'Driscoll, Director Strokestown Park
2.15pm Ciarán McCabe, Church of Ireland responses to begging, vagrancy and the poor in pre-Famine Ireland
Georgina Laragy, Suicide and the Great Famine
Kevin McKenna, Paternalism and the Great Famine on the estates of Lord Clonbrock
3.15pm Tea & Coffee
3.30pm Chair: Mr Pat Mc Carrick, Fundraising Projects Director, Bothar
Fidelma Byrne, 'Wiping the slate clean': a case study of assisted emigration from the Wandesforde and Coolattin estates during the Great Famine
Brian Casey, Proselytism in Ballinasloe during the Famine
Regina Donlon, The mercy of Mullanphy's millions: the role of the Mullanphy family in the plight of St Louis' famine Irish immigrants 1845-1870
Ciarán Reilly, In search of the Strokestown Famine emigrants
4.45pm Chair: Professor Terence Dooley, Dept of History, NUI Maynooth
Panel Discussion: 'The Great Irish Famine today and Ireland's role in preventing contemporary hunger and Famine in the developing world'
5.45pm Closing Words- Mr Patrick Kenny, Chairman of Westward Group.