Religion, Reform, Identity: 
Ireland and the Age of Reformations

 A day of lectures

marking the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation

20th May 2017

Christ  Church Cathedral, Waterford


Registration opens: 10.00

10:30 – 10.:45  Welcome

Dean Maria Jansson /  Dr Jeffrey Cox

Panel 1:          10:45 – 12:45 

Professor Tadhg Ó hAnnracháin, University College Dublin

Religious change in the “Celtic” world, 1530-1650


Dr Áine Hensey, Irish Association of  Professional Historians

Diverging paths: the parish clergy of Waterford and Lismore in the aftermath of the Reformation


Professor John McCafferty, Mícheál Ó Cléirigh Institute, University College Dublin

From Urbs Intacta to Caput Mundi: Luke Wadding of Waterford’s reformations

12:45 – 13:40  Lunch

Panel 2:        13:40 -15:10

Professor Marc Caball. University College Dublin

Print, religion, and culture in seventeenth-century Ireland: the case of William Bedell ( 1571-1642), bishop of Kilmore

Dr Ivar McGrath, University College Dublin

The Penal Laws: Origins, purpose, enforcement, and legacy

Tea / Coffee 15:10—15:40

 Panel 3:       15:40—17:10

 Professor Salvador Ryan, Pontifical University St. Patrick’s College Maynooth

Perceptions of Protestants and the construction of Irish Catholicism in the  post-Reformation period

Professor Alan Ford, University of Nottingham

From antichrist to ecumenism: Irish Protestant attitudes to  Catholics, 1600-2000

Closing Remarks: 17:10—18:00

 This conference is curated by Dr. Jeffrey Cox, University College Dublin

and funded by  The Priorities Fund of the Church of Ireland 


Entrance fee may be paid  at Registration

(Light lunch included )

Conference: €50

Concessions: Social Welfare / Student Card / Member of an Historical Society / Early Booking and Payment: €30

Cheques/ drafts payable to: Christ Church Cathedral, Waterford.

or by Electronic Transfer

Trinity Parish

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