Programme 2019

William Carleton (1794–1869)
Writer and 19th-Century Social Historian
Valley Hotel, 60 Main Street
Fivemiletown, Co. Tyrone
Monday 14th to Wednesday 16th October 2019
Day Ticket (Tue 15th Oct): £20.00; plus Lunch and all Teas/Coffees £12.00
All Timings Include Q&A and Discussion

Monday 14th October
19:00 Arrival and Tea/Coffee
19:15–19:20 Welcome and Opening Remarks
Jack Johnston (President, William Carleton Society [WCS])
19:20–19:30 Prize-Giving for Primary School Creative Writing Competition
Patrick Fitzgerald (Chair, WCS)
19:30–19:50 The Hackler’s Child (A Carleton sketch, written by Jack Johnston and performed
by local primary school children)
Produced by Audrey Boyd (St. Mary’s Primary School, Fivemiletown, and WCS)
20:00–20:30 Neal Malone (Rehearsed Reading by the Carleton Players, Abridged by Liam Foley)
Liam Foley (WCS)
21:00 Close

Tuesday 15th October
10:00 Registration and Morning Tea/Coffee
10:30–10:45 Photocall
Guest Speakers and Participants
11:00–12:15 Carleton: Then and Now
Owen Dudley Edwards (Honorary Fellow University of Edinburgh)
12:15–12:45 Poetry reading
Iggy McGovern (Emeritus Fellow, School of Physics, Trinity College Dublin)
12:45–14:15 LUNCH (Provided in Hotel)
14:15–15:15 Disestablishment: What have We Made of It?
The Right Revd John McDowell (Bishop of Clogher and Patron of WCS)
15:15–15:30 Carleton’s Astronomy and How Astronomers Put Stars in the Sky
Mark Bailey (Emeritus Director of Armagh Observatory)
15:30–16:00 Traits and Stories of the Irish on Mercury
Jack Wright (Postdoctoral Researcher in Planetary Geology, Open University
16:00–16:30 Afternoon Tea/Coffee
16:30–17:30 Carleton’s ‘Raymond Na Hatta’: A Tribute to Stephen McKenna
Alan Rodgers (Ulster Herald)
18:00 Close

Wednesday 16th October:
Carleton’s Heritage in Armagh
10:00–18:00 Tour of Armagh Heritage Institutions.
Day Ticket £20.00; plus Lunch and all Teas/Coffees £12.00
Visiting: Navan Centre, Robinson Library, No. 5 Vicars’ Hill, the two Cathedrals,
The Cardinal ´O Fiaich Library and Archive, and Armagh County Museum
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