Event: The Bulters of Ormond at Home and Abroad

11 October 2013

THE BUTLERS OF ORMOND AT HOME AND ABROAD: A celebration of a Dynasty in History, Architecture and Literature

Craft Granary Cahir: 6.00pm Welcome & conference launch. Launch of the Butler Exhibition, wine & cheese reception

Great Hall, Cahir Castle: 7.30pm Opening address by His Excellency Dr. Thomas Kafka, Ambassador of the Czech Republic and by Mr.Harald Seibel, First Secretary, Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany.

Keynote Lectures : Dr. Declan Downey: In Habsburg & Bourbon Services: some Butler notables in Iberia & Flanders, ca.1630-ca.1900 & Dr. Dagmar Ó’ Riain-Raedel: ‘The story continues: The Butlers in Austria, Bohemia and Germany’

12.10.13 Cahir House Hotel 9.00am Conference fee: €25.00 (€20.00 retired/student). Lunch menu available at €15.00 per person

Kenneth Nicholls: ‘The Butler Dynasty’.

Con Manning ‘Some Butler Castles 1200- 1700’.

Dr. Gearóidín Uí Chatháin ‘The Butlers: patrons in the Gaelic world’

Dr. Rachel Moss: ‘Image and identity: the artistic legacy of the Butlers’.

Gerard Crotty: ‘Heraldry & The Butlers’

Prof. Florian Krobb: “I came a simple soldier’s boy from Ireland”: What Schiller did to Walter Butler, and why’.

Prof Pádraig Ó Macháin: ‘Remarks on the Book of Pottlerath and other Butler manuscripts’

Dr. David Butler: ‘The Cahir Butlers in the 19th-20th century’ followed by a Guided Walking Tour of Cahir Conference Dinner: Cahir House Hotel (€25.00)

13.10.13 Excursion to Fethard: (€5.00 for non-registered delegates) ‘Fethard & it’s Butler Connections

Meet ‘Backs to the Walls Tours’ at the Town Hall, Fethard 11.00am (transport not provided). Two course lunch available at McCarthy’s Pub €15.95

Conference details:

Cost: €25.00 (€20.00 student/unwaged/retired) Registration takes place on 11th at Craft Granary, and on 12th at Cahir House Hotel

Lunch:(Sat & Sun) at delegates own expense.

Conference Dinner: €25.00

Excursion: Guided Tour of Fethard. €5.00 for non-registered delegates. Transport not provided.

Accommodation: Cahir House Hotel. Special conference accommodation rate (quote Butler Conference when booking): €40 p.p. sharing, €50.00 single room www.visitcahir.ie www.discoverireland.ie

Bookings: To reserve a place at this conference please email: thebutlertrail@gmail.com

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