AHSI Summer Conference 2018


 
Donegal 1960s. Image (c) F. McAdam

DATE: SATURDAY & SUNDAY 23RD & 24TH June

VENUE: JOHNSTOWN CASTLE (Teagasc) Co Wexford

HISTORY OF AGRICULTURAL AND RURAL ADVISORY SERVICES

CONTENT: The conference will combine several talks on the history and evolution of rural advisory services in Ireland and Northern Ireland with a visit to the Irish Agricultural Museum and Johnstown Castle Gardens. Johnstown Castle is a 10 minute drive from Wexford town centre.


TO BOOK PLEASE COMPLETE THIS FORM AND THEN EMAIL YOUR FORM TO JIM & GERALDINE McADAM at jim.mcadam100@outlook.com Phone 00 44 (0) 7796614870

Suggested accommodation (all close to Johnstown Castle);-

Maldron Hotel, Wexford; Clayton Whites Hotel, Wexford; Whitford House Hotel, Wexford; Talbot Hotel Wexford; Riverbank House Hotel

Please note this is a busy weekend and accommodation is filling fast. All the above are fairly close together and near the dinner venue, the Whitford House Hotel. Unfortunately we couldn’t arrange a venue to accommodate everyone and have the dinner as well.

PROGRAMME

Saturday 23rd June

9.30-10.00 Registration (Johnstown Castle)

10.00. Welcome and Introduction (AHSI Committee)

Short biographical and current interests of organising committee.

10.30. Mícheál Ó Fathartaigh, Teagasc and Dublin Business School. The historical roots of agricultural advice in Ireland

11.15 Jim McAdam, AFBI & QUB The effect of Partition on agricultural advice in N Ireland

12.00 TO BE FINALISED

12.45 Lunch ( Johnstown Castle)

2.00 Tour of Irish Agricultural Museum and gardens, Johnstown Castle

17.00 Disperse to Hotels

19.30 Dinner Whitford House Hotel (3 course dinner €35 per person)


Sunday 24th June

11.00 Tour of Irish National Heritage Park, Ferrycarrig Wexford http://www.irishheritage.ie/


PAYMENT

Meeting cost- € 30. Pay at Registration (Cash or Euro cheque); Covers registration fee, all events at Johnstown castle (visit, tea/coffee, lunch)

Dinner, Saturday 24th 3 course dinner €35 per person. Pay at Registration

You can pay your annual subscription to AHSI (Adults, €20; Students, €10) at the registration desk if you wish

Other costs-Accommodation, Dinner. Please pay yourselves.

TO BOOK PLEASE COMPLETE THIS FORM AND THEN EMAIL YOUR FORM TO JIM & GERALDINE McADAM at jim.mcadam100@outlook.com Phone 00 44 (0) 7796614870

Or notify any of the Organising Committee:-

Jim McAdam, Mícheál Ó Fathartaigh, Jean Walker & Helen Sheridan