Third Annual John Bradley Memorial Conference

The Decline of the Establishment Elite 1918 – 1932

Friday 19th and Saturday 20th October 2018

Friday 19th

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

Saturday 20th

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