The Decline of the Establishment Elite 1918 – 1932
Friday 19th and Saturday 20th October 2018
Conference Registration from 2:30pm in Rothe House, Parliament Street, the 16th century headquarters of Kilkenny Archaeological Society.
Registration moves to Castle from 5:30 onwards.
4:00pm Conducted tour of Rothe House
6:30pm Formal Reception – to be hosted by the County Council in Kilkenny Castle
Chairman for Session: KAS President, Pat Nolan
Official opening by: Kilkenny County Council Chairman Cllr. Eamon Aylward
Venue: Kilkenny Castle (by kind invitaion of the OPW)
7:30pm Lecture: The Impact of Local Government Structures and Participants, Lecturer: Mr. Brian Tyrell, Executive Officer, Kilkenny County Council (who will also speak about his friend John Bradley)
9:15pm Conference Dinner – Club House Hotel
9:30am Venue: Registration Chapter House Saint Mary’s Cathedral
Chairman for morning session: KAS President, Pat Nolan
10:00am Lecture: Establishing the National Army Intelligence Directorate after the War of Independence, Lecturer: Declan Power, Security and defence analyst
11:00am Morning coffee/tea
11:30am Lecture: The Slow Process of Building a National Life: Continuity and Upheaval, 1918-32. Lecturer: Dr Martin Mansergh, Diplomat, Historian, Political Advisor and Politician
12:30pm Q&A session for both morning papers.
1:00pm Lunch in St. Mary’s Cathedral Café
Chairman for the afternoon session: KAS Chairman Frank Lanigan
2:15pm Lecture: A sort of Brireland – how southern Irish Protestants adopted to Irish Independence. Lecturer: Dr Ian d’Alton, Visiting Research Fellow at the Centre for Contemporary Irish History, TCD
3:15pm Lecture: The Influence of Women’s Votes in the 1918 General Election, Lecturer: Dr Elaine Callinan, Lectures in modern Irish history at Carlow College, St. Patrick’s.
4:00pm Q&A and chairman’s summation
4:15pm Conference concludes