Monday, 27 July 2015

Monastic Europe: Landscape & Settlement Conference – Ennis 22nd - 25th August 2015

The Monastic Ireland team has gathered together a wonderful collection of the best speakers from Ireland and international guests from as far afield as Wales, Norway, Romania, Scotland, Catalonia and America. A variety of themes will be covered, including:

The topography of medieval monastic settlement (1100-1700), in both urban and rural environments
The impact of Church reforms on the physical structures and landscapes of the monastic Church;
Monastic space (liturgical, social and architectural aspects);
Patronage networks;
Architecture and identities;
Written sources for understanding the monastic environment.

The highlight of the conference will be the daily excursions to the wonderful heritage in the region, featuring entertaining and expertly guided tours of the monastery and round tower at Kilmacdaugh, Quin friary, the abbeys at Killone and Corcomroe and the historic town of Adare. This conference will appeal to anyone, scholar or enthusiast, with an interest in Irish history, art and architecture, the history of monasticism and European medieval history. Early bird tickets for the full conference and tours are €95, while there are options for single day attendance, conference attendance without the tours and our conference dinner in the Cloisters restaurant in Ennis. All details are available from the conference website

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