THE IRISHNESS OF THE HON. ARTHUR WESLEY, 1ST DUKE OF WELLINGTON
A Two-Day Conference: Friday 4 October - Saturday 5 October 2013
Description of event
This interesting conference is organised jointly by the Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Trinity College Dublin (Director: Dr Sarah Alyn Stacey, FTCD 2004), and The Chaucer Hub (Director: Dr Gerald Morgan, FTCD 1993). It is hosted by the Kells & District Tourism Forum in association with Kells Town Council and various businesses in Kells and promises to be a lively and informative two days.
Friday 4th October – The Kells Theatre, Kenlis Place, Kells, Co. Meath
9:30 a.m. – Welcome by Kells & District Tourism Forum and cathaoirleach for Kells Town Council, Cllr. Oliver Sweeney
9:40 a.m. – Welcome by Cllr. John V Farrelly, President of Kells Chamber, cathaoirleach of Meath County Council and Chairperson of Meath Tourism
10:15 a.m. – Dr Gerald Morgan (FTCD (1993), Director of the Chaucer Hub):The Hon. Arthur Wesley: The Irish Background
11:00 a.m. – Refreshments provided by the Martry Restaurant
11:30 a.m. – Mr Damian Shiels (Director of Rubicon Heritage Services):Safe Haven? The Archaeology of Bere Island’s Defence, 1796-1815
12:15 p.m. – Keynote Speaker 1: Professor Charles Esdaile (University of Liverpool):Wellington: The Peer, the Pen and the Sword
1:30 p.m. – Lunch at the Headfort Arms Hotel
2:30 p.m. – A walk around Kells with Lucy O’Reilly (tour guide)
5:00 p.m. – A visit to Trim with the Trim Tourism Group and Noel French (historian). 7:00 p.m. – Dinner at Trim Castle Hotel
Saturday 5th October – The Kells Theatre, Kenlis Place, Kells, Co. Meath
9:30 a.m. – Welcome – Myles Dungan
10:15 a.m. –Dr Gavin Hughes (Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, TCD):‘Wellington’s Irish Warriors’: Irishmen in the Ranks from the Peninsular to Waterloo
11:00 a.m. – Mr. David Truesdale (Independent Military Historian):The Battle for La Haye Sainte
11:45 a.m. – Refreshments provided by the Martry Restaurant
12:15 p.m. – Keynote Speaker 2: Professor Brendan Simms (Centre of International Studies, Cambridge University):La Haye Sainte and the European context in which Wellington was operating
1:15 p.m. – Lunch at your leisure
2:30 p.m. – Keynote Speaker 3: Professor Michael Broers (Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford University): ‘This island race’: Napoleon as a Corsican-an essay in complexity.’
4:00 p.m. – Headfort House: A welcome by Headmaster Dermot Dix to Headfort House & School. Round Table chaired by Dr Alyn Stacey (FTCD (2004), Director of the Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, TCD) to discuss future research and events on Wellington.
5:00 p.m. – Closure of conference (Kells & District Tourism Forum; Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, TCD; Chaucer Hub)
Booking and information
Tickets €5 per lecture; €30 for a 2-day conference pass.
Book online at www.visitingkells.ie or purchase on the day.
For queries on travel, parking, accommodation etc, please call 087 706 4421 / 085 270 5675 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.