Public Conference – Religion, Reform, Identity: Ireland and the Age of Reformations

Loading Map....

Date(s) - 20/05/2017
10:30 am - 6:00 pm

Christ Church Cathedral

Categories No Categories

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

A day of lectures

marking the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation

 9.30 am   Registration

10 am Welcome: Dean Maria Jansson

10.15 am

Professor Tadhg Ó hAnnracháin: University College Dublin

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

11.15 am

Dr Áine Hensey: Irish Association of Professional Historians

 Diverging paths: the parish clergy of Waterford and Lismore in the aftermath of the Reformation; 1540 to 1641

12 pm

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

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

1—2pm:  Light Lunch


Professor Marc Caball, University College Dublin

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


2.45 pm

Dr Ivar McGrath, University College Dublin

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

3.30 pm

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

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

4.15 pm Tea / Coffee


Professor Alan Ford, University of Nottingham

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

Plenary Session

Conference concludes 6pm

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        €30


or by

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



or by  Electronic Transfer

Trinity Parish

IBAN : IEWAC199100147859011


Sort Code 991001

Tel +353 51 858958