Past Conferences

See here for conference photographs, pdfs of the abstracts and/or programmes

Dublin, Nov 2017
Farming and Island Life
Reports, photos, posters and programmes
Clare Island, June 2017
6000 years of farming history and its impact on an island environment.  
Reports, photos, posters and programmes
Members study their fieldnotes, Clare Island, 2017 (c) M. O'Connell

Dublin, Nov 2016
Rural Ireland in the Early Twentieth Century: Key Developments, Movers and Shakers 
Reports, photos, posters and programmes 

Castlebar, June 2016
Agriculture, Conflict and Rebellion in Early Twentieth Century Ireland
Reports, photos, posters and programmes
Mícheál Murphy at Swinford Workhouse (c) M. O’Connell

Dublin, Nov 2015
Textiles and Fibres Through Time

Armagh, June 2015
Farming and local economies today and yesteryear in north-eastern Ireland
Reports, photos, posters and programmes

Dublin, Nov 2014
Cattle: a long-term mainstay of Irish farming and economy and AGM
Reports, photos, posters and programmes

Birr, June 2014
Cattle in Ireland: beef, bulls, butchers and biodiversity 
Birr excursion, June 2014 (c) Michael O'Connell

Reports, photos, posters and programmes

Dublin, Nov 2013
Irish fisheries, food products and exports; a historical perspective and AGM


Kilkenny, June 2013 
Irish Food Products – A Historical Perspective 
Programme and abstracts  
Conference report 
Photos (c) Ingelise Stuijts
Members in Cork, July 2012 (c) Ingelise Stuijts

Dublin, Nov 2012 
Cereal Cultivation in the Past: Signals from Historical, Archaeological & Landscape Sources  and AGM
Cork, July 2011 
Agriculture and Industry in Munster  
Photos (c) Ingelise Stuijts

Termonfechin, June 2010 
The agricultural revolution in Ireland 1700–1840
Photos (c) Ingelise Stuijts

Dublin, November 2009
Merrion Room, RDS, Dublin 4
Emerging Key Questions in 18th and 19th Century Agriculture

Waterford City, June 2009
Dooley's Hotel.
Field Trip: The agricultural landscapes of the South Kilkenny / Waterford area

Dublin, Nov 2006
© Regina Sexton

Medieval farm buildings  

Castlebar, June 2005
Folk and farm