Event: Rosscarbery Summer School, 22 – 23 June 2013

IRELAND AND GERMANY: PAST AND PRESENT CONNECTIONS:
THE CONTRIBUTION OF ROSSCARBERY AND WEST CORK
A ROSSCARBERY SUMMER SCHOOL
Celtic Ross Hotel, Rosscarbery,
Saturday 22
nd to Sunday 23rd June 2013

PROGRAMME

Saturday 22nd June:

9.00 to 9.30:    Registration

9.45:                Official Opening: Harald Seibel, First Secretary, German Embassy

SESSION I:   Rosscarbery and Germany: the archaeological and historical context

10.00:              Professor William O’Brien: “Prehistoric Cork and the external world”

10.30:              Eamonn Cotter: “The medieval archaeology of West Cork”

11.00:              Coffee

11.30:              Dr Diarmuid Ó Riain: “From Rosscarbery to the world: St. Mary’s Priory                           and the Schottenklöster of medieval Germany”

12.00:              Dean Chris Peters, Ross Cathedral: “From St Fachtna to Victorian                                      times”

12.30:              Round Table Discussion: “History – archaeology – scenery – people: the                             tourism potential of West Cork and Rosscarbery in a European context”

Chair: Michael O’Mahony (Rosscarbery and District History Society)

13.00:              Light Lunch

 

SESSION II: German-Irish Business Opportunities for West Cork:

                        Chair: Prof Gerry Wrixon

 14.30:              Seán O’Driscoll, Chairman & CEO, Glen Dimplex Group: “Doing                                      business in Germany – a multinational perspective”

15.00:              Cathal Wilson, Director, Cerami[x]cx Ireland Ltd: “Doing business in                                 Germany – a West Cork perspective”

15.30:              Round table business discussion: “Ireland and Europe”:

Professor Gerry Wrixon, Harald Seibel, Seán O’Driscoll, and Cathal                                   Wilson

17.00:              Walking Tour of Rosscarbery

19.30:              Summer School Dinner: Celtic Ross Hotel

 

Sunday 23rd June

9.30:                Registration

SESSION III: Saints and Scholars: the European perspective

 10.00:              Professor Pádraig Ó Riain: “St Fachtna and the saints of West Cork”

10.30:              Dr Niamh Wycherley: “The cult of relics and Ireland’s relationship with                              Germany in the early Middle Ages”

11.30:              Service at the Cathedral of St Fachtna’s

12.00:              Mass at St Fachtna’s Church

12.30:              Light lunch in Celtic Ross Hotel

14.00:              Excursion (optional): In the footsteps of the monks: Timoleague abbey                               and Abbeymahon

Programme subject to change (see www.rosscarbery.ie/view_event.php?EventID=175)

Enquiries to the Celtic Ross Hotel, Rosscarbery, Co. Cork, Ireland. Tel: 353 23 884 8722. info@celticross.com or RosscarberySummerSchool@gmail.com.

 

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