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Session 1

Friday 3 February 2017 9.00-9.30 9:20-9:50

Wes Forsythe (UU)

Registration Islands of Improvement - transforming rural Ireland


Wills McNeilly (QUB)

The Margins of Mourne: Improvement and the Upland Cottage


Richard Clutterbuck (AMS)

Landscapes of Improvement in Ireland

10.50-11.15 11.15-11.45

Tadhg O’Keeffe (UCD)

Tea/coffee Lowland demesnes, upland reclaims: the social violence of Improvement in the lower Blackwater valley, 1600-1850

Session 2


Ian Kuijt (University of Note Hey, Lads are we improved yet? Home Ownership and the Materiality of Dame) Improvement

12.15-12.40 12.40-13.40 13.40-14.10

Robin Turk (UCC)


Brian Sloan (QUB)

14.40-15.05 15.05-15.35

David McIlreavy (IAC)

Tea/coffee The late 17th century development surrounding Newmarket, Dublin under William, 3rd Earl of Meath

Laura O’Connor (Cotswold Archaeology)

Bringing the past into the future: Using digital technologies to reinterpret the archaeology of improvement within 19th century resort towns in Ireland

15.35-16.05 16.05-16.30 16.45-18.30

Q and A Lunch Agriculture and Technology: The ideology of improvement in 19th century Cistercian monasteries Improvement and Failure: Archaeological Investigations at Retreat, County Antrim

Q and A Dr Pat Wallace (Director Emeritus National Museum)

Key note lecture and reception: Springs, Speed, Stages and Cars...the Public Transport Revolution on Irish Roads 1718 - 1848.

Session 3

Saturday 4 February 2017 09.30-10.00

Paul Rondelez (UCC)

The impact of the Irish blast furnace

10.00-10.30 10.30-11.00

Caen Harris (UCC) Colin Rynne (UCC)

Process and technology in Ireland’s historic brewing industry Getting around early seventeenth-century Munster: Richard Boyle and the development of transport infrastructure in early 17th-century Ireland Tea/coffee Improved lives? Model village layouts and establishing hegemonies.

11.00-11.30 11.30-12.00 12.00-12.30 12.30-13.00 13.00-14.00 14.00-14.30

Session 4

14.30-15.00 15.00-15.30

Elena Turk (Bluebrick Heritage) Harold Mytum (University of Liverpool) Q and A

Archaeologies of tea drinking: practices and perceptions in 18th- and 19thcentury Improvement Lunch

Nicholas Ames (University Trans-Atlantic Betterment: The Impact of Irish-American Materiality on Irish of Note Dame) 'Improvement' The Archaeology of policing and conflict in 19th and 20th century Tipperary Mick Ó Droma (Wolfhound Archaeology) and 20th Century Tipperary. Q and A

15.30-16.00 16.00-16.30

Tea & Coffee IPMAG Annual General Meeting

19.00- late

Conference dinner - PHX Bistro in 12 Ellis Quay


Sunday 5 February 2017 10.00

Meet at Wood Quay


Walk to No.14 Henrietta Street (TBC)


No.14 Henrietta Street: Tenement Museum (TBC)


Walk to Moore Street


Moore Street Battle field site & O'Connell Street (Franc Myles)



Ipmag 2017 programme  
Ipmag 2017 programme