AHSI Autumn Conference and AGM 2018

The 2018 AHSI autumn conference and AGM took place on the 10 November at the Helen Roe Theatre, RSAI, 63 Merrion Square, Dublin 2. The topic was "The Role of Crops in Irish Farm History". See below or the link for the programme.

This photo, by F.McAdam was taken in Ballywalter, Co. Down in 1964. It shows one of the earliest powered combine in the area harvesting barley on the farm. The driver is Mr Ernie Hall and the two men on the right are the two grandfathers of committee member and conference organiser, Jim McAdam.

The role of crops in Irish farm history


Doors open from 9.30. Register at the desk on the day
Registration fee (includes lunch, tea etc) MEMBERS €15, NON-MEMBERS €20, STUDENTS €5

Session 1
10.00–10.10 Welcome remarks — Jim McAdam QUB (Acting Chairperson, AHSI)
10.10–10.45 Meriel McClatchie UCD Crops and Farming in Irish Pre-History
10.45–11.20 Jim Collins UCD Aspects of soil fertility in Irish farm history ( Provisional title)

11.20–11.40 Coffee / tea

11.40–12.15 John Hyland Teagasc CERERE: Back to the Future - Adding Value to Heritage Cereals
12.15-12.30 Sadhbh Gaston, an artist working on the same project as John will introduce her work which will be on display over lunch

12.30–13.45 Lunch (in house: tea/coffee and sandwiches will be available at the venue; incl. in registration fee)

13.45–14.30 AGM, Agricultural History Society of Ireland (in Helen Roe Theatre)

Session 2
14.30–15.10 Ethel White QUB Oats in Irish Agriculture
15.10–16.00 Jimmy Burke UCD Technological developments in some arable crops in Ireland
16.00 Wrap up. Jim McAdam