Roscrea Heritage Society
invites you to celebrate
Thursday 4th April – Sunday 7th April 2013
800 years of Roscrea Castle
1213 – 2013
And commemorating the first recorded instance of
Parliament in Ireland as happened at Roscrea in 1213.
Thursday 4th April
Saturday 6th April
an illustrated presentation
Chess in Action
Guided inside tours of the Castle
Traditional Irish Music
with CCE Roscrea
Talk by Ger Dooley, MA
4.00 – 4.25pm at Damer Annex
Ernie O'Malley's interview
with Ned Quinlan, Leader
of the Roscrea IRA Brigade
Of specic Roscrea interest
Friday 5th April at 7.45pm
The Council of Roscrea, 1213: crown, context and consequences.
Dr Adrian Empey
Norman incursion in the SW midlands, and Roscrea in
particular, in the late twelfth and early thirteenth-centuries.
Dr Edel Bhreathnach
Roscrea. Its story illustrated over the centuries to the present day.
Sunday 7th April
twelfth and thirteenth-centuries.
Part attendance at the conference is possible or attendance
at just one lecture is possible for a nominal fee.
800 years of Roscrea Castle,
in Damer Annex at 11.00am
in Damer Annex at 8.15pm
Directed by Paud O’Reilly
by Con Manning,
Senior Archaeologist, Dept of Arts,
Heritage and the Gaeltacht
The Roscrea Spring Conference
At Mount St Joseph Cistercian Abbey, Roscrea
52nd Consecutive Conference
Friday 5th – Sunday 7th April 2013
Theme: Roscrea and the Irish midlands in the late twelfth and early
thirteenth-centuries; celebrating the rst formal record of
Parliament in Ireland and the building of the castle: Roscrea 1213.
from 1213 to 2013
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