Summer Conference 2016 Programme

Recruiting poster, Sept 1916: printed by James Walker, Dublin on behalf of HMSO © IWM (Art. IWM PST 13605)
Here are some of the 'best bits' with photos courtesy of Michael O'Connell and Denise Riordan:

Agriculture, Conflict and Rebellion in Early Twentieth Century Ireland

Date: 11-12th June 2016
National Museum of Ireland—Country Life, Turlough Park, Castlebar, Co. Mayo

The focus of the conference is Ireland of 100 years ago with particular reference to agriculture and the rural economy, i.e. the main economy of the time. The developments of those times will be considered within a wide context, including the effects of the various reforms in land ownership in the late nineteenth century, and the impact of World War I and the 1916 rebellion on rural economies, especially in Ireland, in the early twentieth century.

Conference organisers (on behalf of AHSI)
Dr Mícheál Ó Fathartaigh
Dr Jean Walker
Professor Michael O’Connell

Conference sponsors:
Mayo County Council (1916 Commemorative Programme)
National Museum of Ireland—Country Life

AHSI sponsor:
Carbery (