Conference theme: Farming and Island Life.
Location: Helen Roe theatre, Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland (RSAI), 63 Merrion Sq., Dublin 2.
The programme for the conference is now available as a pdf.
10.00–10.15 Welcome remarks Michael O’Connell (Chairperson, AHSI)
10.15–11.00 Stephen Royle QUB Irish islands: marginality to resurgence
11.00–11.30 Andy Bleasdale NPWS Island farming yesterday, today and tomorrow: personal, national and EU perspective
11.30–11.45 Coffee / tea
11.45–12.30 Patricia Lysaght UCD Blasket Island life: food provision strategies
12.30–13.15 Lunch (in-house: tea/coffee and sandwiches will be available at the venue; incl. in registration fee; important to pre-register!)
13.15–13.45 AGM, Agricultural History Society of Ireland (in Helen Roe Theatre)
14.00–14.30 Patrick McGurn AranLIFE The agricultural system on the Aran Islands
14.30–15.00 Louise Duignan IT Sligo The sustainable management of high nature value farmland habitats on the Aran Islands
15.00–15.30 K. Molloy & M. O’Connell NUIG Arable farming on the Aran Islands as revealed by the fossil record and recent field surveys
15.30–15.45 Coffee / tea
15.45–16.15 Jim Collins UCD Land units, valuations and holdings with reference to West Cork islands
16.15–16.45 Jim McAdam AFBI/QUB Comparisons of farming and island life, Ireland and the Falklands
|Haystacks on Clare Island, Co. Mayo, 2017 (c) M. O'Connell|