Fourth Annual John Bradley Memorial Conference

Agriculture through the ages

Friday 18th and Saturday 19th October 2019

Fri, 18th October

2:30-4:30pm     Conference Registration in Rothe House, Parliament Street, the 16th Century head-quarters of Kilkenny Archaeological Society.

4:00pm               Conducted tour of Rothe House and Garden

5:45pm                Registration moves to Kilkenny Castle

6:30pm               Formal Reception—hosted by Cllr ‘Chap’ Peter Cleere, Chairman, Kilkenny County Council Venue: The Parade Tower Kilkenny Castle (by kind co-operation of OPW)

7:30pm              Keynote Lecture: Agricultural products and marketing in Medieval Kilkenny, Lecturer: Dr Margaret Murphy, Carlow College

8.45pm              Conference Dinner in the Main Bar, Club House Hotel, Patrick Street

Sat, 19th October

10.00am            Lecture: Evolution of land use and resulting culture change, Lecturer: Dr Matthew Stout, Dublin City University

10.45am             Coffee/tea

11.15am              Lecture: The evolution of cattle and farming systems—The genetic evidence, Lecturer: Professor Patrick Cunningham, Trinity College Dublin

12.00pm            Lecture: Selions, haggards and assarts: farms and farming from Invasion to Plantation. Lecturer: Professor Tadhg O’Keeffe, University College Dublin

12.45pm             Summation Mr Patrick Nolan

1.00pm               Lunch – Bollards, Kieran’s Street

Afternoon Session Chairman – Mr Frank Lanigan, Kilkenny Archaeological Society Chairman

2.30 pm              Lecture: The end of Landlordism – the role of the Land Commission. Lecturer: Professor William Nolan

3.00pm               Lecture: From Independence to the EU – 1922 to the late 1970’s, Lecturer: Mr John Gibbons, Broadcaster and Journalist

3.30pm               Lecture: Twenty and twenty first century – The role of food and agriculture in the EEC/EU, Lecturer: Mr Pat O Neill, Former Group Managing Director, Glanbia PLC

4.10pm               Summation Mr Frank Lanigan

Conference concludes