** Advanced booking via Eventbrite essential

Registration on morning of the conference.

Registration fee (lunch not included): €20 (€15 unwaged).

Inquiries to Marian Lyons, Conference Secretary, Department of History, Maynooth University (marian.lyons@mu.ie)

Location: Dublin City University – St Patrick’s campus, Drumcondra, Dublin 9

Date: Saturday 14 September 2019


9.30am                        Registration


10.00-11.15am            Panel 1.

The Jesuit Mission in the Irish Cities, 1561-1641 

Colm Lennon (Maynooth University)

A Trail of Corpses: Jesuits working the Death-bed in Seventeenth-century Ireland 

Clodagh Tait (Mary Immaculate College, Limerick)


11.15 am                      Tea/coffee


11.30am-12.45pm     Panel 2.

Jesuit Latinity in the Irish Colleges and Annual Letters 

Jason Harris (University College Cork)

Affirming an English Spirit: Jesuit Advocacy and Navigation of the Salvific Journey in Caroline Ireland 

Brian Jackson (IT Carlow)


1.00pm                       Lunch *


2.00-3.15pm              Panel 3.

‘the written word remains as a perpetual witness …’: Letter-writing against all odds – the epistolary legacy of the early Irish Jesuits 

Vera Moynes (Archivist & editor of Irish Jesuit Annual Letters, 1604-1674. Dublin: Irish Manuscripts Commission, Sept. 2019)

Conversion in Wentworth’s Ireland: Francis Slingsby, Jesuit novice, and his family 

Brian MacCuarta (Archivum Romanum Societatis Iesu – Archives of the Central Government for the worldwide Society of Jesus, Rome)


3.30-4.45pm              Panel 4.

‘The best teachers in the world’ – The Irish Jesuit mission in the Restoration period 

Martin Foerster (Independent Scholar) 

Exorcism in the Irish Jesuit Annual Letters 

Alma O’Donnell (University College Cork)


4.45pm                       Conclusion of proceedings