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School June/July 2013

Ancestral Connections: Names, Places and Spaces

Pride and Prejudice in an Irish Country House

Irish Genealogy Summer School, University College Cork

Sunday 30th June to Saturday 6th July 2013

Ancestral Connections: Names, Places and Spaces This genealogy summer school offers a complete course in the latest Irish genealogy research, as one would expect from a summer school held in UCC, one of the world’s leading universities. All aspects of the subject are covered by a series of presentations and ‘hands on’ workshops given by a selection of Ireland’s leading genealogical lecturers and experts. The latest online and offline sources are described and explained in presentations which will be of great interest to the seeker of Irish roots and family history, whether beginner or expert.

For more information please contact: Lorna Moloney Ancestral Connections Summer School Co-ordinator E: T: +353-(0)85-8721184 Lindy Meldon Executive Assistant Programme Assistant E: T: +353 (0)21 490 4700

Thankfully, it is not all work. A number of trips are offered featuring sites and locations including Fota House, the Queenstown Experience in Cobh, and Spectacular Killarney with its beautiful mountains and lakes. Not forgetting, optional evening tours to sites of interest in Cork itself, ‘the Venice of Ireland’, Blarney Castle and the beautiful harbour town of Kinsale. The Summer School Ancestral Connections will be completed by a one-day conference offered by the Cork Archaelogical & Historical Society; founded in 1891, the society is one of the oldest local interest societies in Ireland.

Timetable of Events

Sunday 30th June

Ancestral Connections: Names, Places and Spaces

6.00pm Meet and Greet Welcome Reception at University College Cork

Monday 1st July 9.15

Irish Welcome: Fáilte Romhaibh

9.30 - 10.45 Introduction to Irish Genealogy: Where Do I Start? Eileen M. Ó Dúill, CG 10.45 - 11.15

Morning Break

11.15 - 12.45 Researching in Ireland: Planning is the Key To Success Eileen M. Ó Dúill, CG 12.45 - 2.00 Lunch 2.00 - 2.45

‘ Mrs. Fancy Tart is coming to Tea’ - Making Sense of Family Stories, Eileen Ó Dúill

2.45 - 3.00


3.00 - 4.30

 atchmakers & Marriage Customs in 19th century M Ireland, Sean O’Dúill


Optional evening outing

Tuesday 2nd July Names, Places and Spaces: Online and Digital Sources Today we learn about and use Irish census and BMD records, as well as important background knowledge of how Irish society was organised spatially and thus how its genealogy records are arranged for access. Then we experience the offerings of Ireland’s existing leading resources and how they may be of assistance to the genealogist. 9.30 - 10.45 Irish Spatial divisions and Ancestry: Maps, Spaces and Places. Dr. Paul MacCotter 10.45 - 11.15

Morning Break

11.15 - 12.45

 ublin, 30 June,1922: Did everything blow up? D Eileen M. O’Duill, CG

12.45 - 2.00 Lunch 2.00 - 2.45

 nline sources for Irish family history research and how O to use them. Fiona Fitzsimons

3.00 - 3.45

 enealogy record sets - court records, prison registers, G Brian Donovan


Questions and discussions


 ptional evening tour of Kinsale, Ireland’s loveliest O seaside town. To feature the quays, town tour, James Fort and fine dining in the Trident Hotel

Timetable of Events Ancestral Connections: Names, Places and Spaces

Wednesday 3rd July 9.15 - 10.30

 riffiths’ Valuation & The Tithe Applotments – Census G substitutes explored. Dr Paul MacCotter & Lorna Moloney

10.30 - 10.45

Morning Break

10.45 - 11.45 Genealogy of the history of childhood and the family in Ireland. Dr Sarah Anne Buckley 11.45 - 12.30

 igital genealogy - Genealogy & ‘The Cloud’ D Lorna Moloney & Dave Enright

12.30 - 1.30

‘There Will Be War There Yet’: Wills & Intestacy in Twentieth Century Ireland. Dr Ciara Breathnach

1.30 - 2.00


2.00 - 5.00

 fternoon field trip: Barryscourt medieval towerhouse A and gardens; Fota House, ‘how the other half lived’; Cobh Heritage Centre: Irish emigration to the New World

Thursday 4th July 9.30 - 10.30 Ancestral Connections – Archival practice in local archives Dr Matthew Potter 10.30 - 11.00


11.00 - 11.45

I rish Newspapers as a source for Genealogical research. Nicola Morris

11.45 - 12.45

I rish Estate Papers as a source for Genealogical research. Nicola Morris

12.45 - 2.00 Lunch 2.00 - 3.45

 here to go once the record trail dries up? Surname and W ‘clan’ history and the y-chromosome. Dr. Paul MacCotter

3.45 - 4.00


4.00 - 5.30

Medieval Genealogy: Clans, Septs and Medieval DNA. Kenneth Nicholls


 ptional evening walking tour of Cork City, ‘The Venice of O Ireland’. St. Finbarr’s Cathedral, The Red Abbey, Elizabeth Fort, and fine dining.

Timetable of Events Ancestral Connections: Names, Places and Spaces

Friday 5th July ‘Religion and Famine, history and genealogy’ with Dr David Butler Today’s subjects include the history and genealogical usage of church records, the Great Irish Famine and the Irish Diaspora. 9.30 - 10.45

Church Records & Irish Genealogy. Dr. David Butler

10.45 - 11.15

Morning Break

11.15 - 12.30 The Great Famine and Irish genealogy. Dr. David Butler – Author in ‘The Atlas of the Great Irish Famine’, winner of the Best Irish-published Book of the Year, ‘Landlordism and the Famine’ 12.30 - 2.00 Lunch

Summer School Fees

2.00 Huguenots, Irish church records: Fieldtrip. Dr David Butler

Residential/Non-residential & Concession


Full residential: Accommodation, Full board at Victoria Lodge, tuition, fieldtrips, excursions and conference: €775.00

Saturday 6th July

Non residential: €575.00 (We can supply a list of recommended accommodation providers on request). Concession - Residential - (Historical & cultural groups, students, Over 55s, retired) €658.75 Concession - Non Residential (Historical & cultural groups, students, Over 55s, retired) €488.75 Day rates - €95.00 Day rates concession rate (Historical & cultural groups, students, Over 55s, retired) € 80.75 Go to to download an application form or apply and pay online [concessionary rates are applied during the online process].

Questions and discussions

Cork Archaelogical & Historical Society Conference 2013 Speakers are: Prof. William O’Brien and Dr Clare McCutcheon (on archaeology), Dr Dagmar Ó Riain-Raedel (on medieval historical connections), Dr Nollaig Ó Muraíle (on genealogy), Prof. James S. Donnelly Jr.(as keynote speaker) and Dr Hilary Lennon (on Frank O’Connor). Day Optional Excursion: ‘The Big House and the Small House on the Lakes of Killarney’ Field trip to Killarney A tour of what’s best about Killarney, from medieval abbeys and castles to great mansions and a recreated rural village of yesteryear, all set against the background of the beauty of Killarney’s Lakes. Guided venues to include Ross Castle, Boat trip on Lough Leane, Muckross Abbey, Muckross House, Muckross Traditional Farms. Lunch in the Lake Hotel, Killarney, a period hotel set on the very shore of Lough Leane or Loch Léin meaning the “lake of learning; Killarney’s largest lake. Evening Presentation of University College Cork Certificates for Ancestral Connections: Names, Places & Spaces after Cork Archaelogical & Historical Society conference

Sunday 7th July - Departure

Fota House, Carrigtwohill, Co. Cork, University College Cork and the Irish Heritage Trust

Sunday 23rd June to Friday 28th June 2013

Pride and Prejudice in an Irish Country House To celebrate the 200th anniversary of the publication of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, UCC and the Irish Heritage Trust will offer a week-long summer school in one of Ireland’s Regency gems, Fota House in Co. Cork. The school will draw on the scholarly expertise of the University to explore the society, style, culture, food and of course the literature of the Regency period. Internationally respected garden historian, Letta Jones, will also contribute to the programme, taking Fota’s renowned arboretum, pleasure gardens and frameyard as her backdrop. As Ireland’s most important Regency house ( with its very own D’Arcy in the form of the handsome John ‘the Magnificent ‘ Smith Barry), Fota House is the ideal setting for exploring and experiencing a range of themes relating to the period.

For further information please contact: Regina Sexton, UCC T. 021 490 4700 or Jennifer McCrea, Irish Heritage Trust

Jane Austen would fit seamlessly into this world, where talks on Regency music, dancing and entertainment, the role of women above and below stairs, literature, art and architecture will be covered. As all devoted Austenites know, taking a turn around the pleasure grounds was a way to show off a flattering outfit, so Regency costume and jewellery will also feature in the programme as well as an exploration of garden design and history in the early 19th century. Field trips to Barryscourt Castle, Riverstown House and a Regency cookery demonstration at Ballymaloe Cookery School are also part of the offering. We have also included an early 19th century harp recital and an evening of performances from Jane Austen’s much-loved novel. The school will begin and end with lavish meals in Fota Island Resort and Ballymaloe House. A mid-week opportunity to dine at Castlemartyr Hotel is also included in the programme.

Timetable of Events (lecture titles with tbc may be subject to change)

Pride and Prejudice in an Irish Country House

Sunday evening, 23rd June | Fota Island Resort 7.00 - 10.00pm Welcome Reception Opening buffet dinner followed by a recital of early 19th century harp music with Fiachra Ó Corragáin, School of Music, University College Cork

Monday 24th June | Fota House 9.15

 elcome to the summer school and an introduction to W the week’s itinerary. Regina Sexton, Adult Continuing Education, University College Cork

9.30 - 11.00

I reland and the Regency: snapshots of history. Maeve O’ Riordan, School of History, University College Cork

11.00 - 11.15 Morning Break. Tea, coffee, Regency lemonade or chocolate 11.15 - 12.45

 mbodied spaces: the art and architecture of the Irish E Country House. James Cronin, Adult Continuing Education and School of History, University College Cork

12.45 - 2.00 Lunch at Fota House 2.00 - 3.00 How to make a Regency house relevant to a 21st century audience? (TBC). Kevin Baird, Irish Heritage Trust 3.00 -5.00

Tour of Fota House. Jennifer McCrea, Irish Heritage Trust

Tuesday 25th June | Fota House 9.30 - 11.00

 history of the Regency garden and the delight of the A landscape. Letta Jones, Garden Historian

11.00 - 11.15 Morning Break. Tea, coffee, Regency lemonade or chocolate 11.15 - 12.45

 Regency gem of international renown: the Fota House A Garden Complex. Letta Jones, Garden Historian

12.45 - 2.00 Lunch at Fota House 2.00 - 4.30

 our of Fota House pleasure gardens, arboretum, kitchen T gardens, orchard and frameyard. Letta Jones, Garden Historian

Wednesday 26th June | Fota House 9.30 - 11.00

 he Irish Country House and the novel. T Dr Eibhear Walshe, School of English, UCC

11.00 - 11.15 Morning Break. Tea, coffee, Regency lemonade or chocolate 11.15 - 12.45

 emory, memoir and the House: Elizabeth Bowen. M Dr Eibhear Walshe, School of English, UCC

12.45 - 2.00 Lunch at Fota House 2.00 - 5.00

‘ When he found her to prefer a plain dish to a ragout, [he] had nothing to say to her.’ The intricacies or otherwise of Regency food, cooking and dining. Regina Sexton, Adult Continuing Education, University College Cork

7.00 Dinner in the Garden Room, Castlemartyr Resort Co Cork

Timetable of Events (lecture titles with tbc may be subject to change)

Pride and Prejudice in an Irish Country House

Thursday 27th June | Fota House 9.15 - 10.00 The Grand Tour and the Regency Part 1: The eighteenth century and the lure of Italy, Dr Dagmar Ó Riain, School of History, University College Cork 10.15 - 11.15

 he Grand Tour and the Regency Part 2: Romanticism and T nationalism in the nineteenth century, Dr Dagmar Ó Riain, School of History, University College Cork

11.15 - 11.30

 orning Break. Tea, coffee, Regency lemonade or M chocolate

11.15 - 12.45

‘ For what do we live, but to make sport for our neighbours’. Regency music, dancing and entertainment. Dr Karol Mullaney Dignam, School of History, National University of Ireland, Maynooth

Summer School Fees Full & concession rates Full rate (non-residential) Lectures, fieldtrips, tours, cookery demonstration, lunches, and three gala dinners and duologue/performance. €1,100.00 Concession rate (non-residential) (available to UCC staff, students, former students, alumni, over 55s and retired). €935.00 A full list of approved and recommended accommodation providers is available on request. Please note that Fota Island Resort Hotel will operate a special accommodation rate for ACE Summer School participants.

12.45 - 2.00 Lunch 2.00 - 3.30

 egency marriage: for love or for money? Maeve R O’Riordan, School of History, University College Cork

3.30 - 5.00 Frills and furbelows at Fota. The changing styles in costume in the early decades of the 19th century. Jennifer McCrea, Irish Heritage Trust

Friday 28th June | Field trip and cookery demonstration Morning Field Trip: The evolution of the Irish Grand House Barryscourt Castle and Riverstown House Afternoon Cookery demonstration ‘Cooking the Regency’. A demonstration of Regency style cooking and dishes with Darina Allen Ballymaloe Cookery School, Shanagarry, Co. Cork

The Summer School will run only with a minimum of 20 participants.

Evening Closing reception and gala dinner at Ballymaloe House, Co. Cork followed by a duologue with Vanessa Hyde and Rachel O’Connell, Pride and Prejudice, chapter XIV, vol III

Go to to download an application form or apply and pay online [concessionary rates are applied during the online process].

Saturday 29th June - Departure

Biographies of Speakers

Darina Allen Darina Allen is Ireland’s best-known chef and is the owner of the internationally acclaimed Ballymaloe Cookery School in Shanagarry, Co. Cork, Ireland, which is located on an organically-run farm. She is a teacher, food writer, newspaper columnist, cookbook author and television presenter. Darina is a graduate of Hotel Management, Dublin Institute of Technology. She is a member of Taste Council of the Irish Food Board, Chair of Artisan Food Forum of Food Safety Authority of Ireland, Food Safety Consultative Council of Ireland, Trustee of Irish Organic Centre and Patron of Irish Seedsavers. She is also a member of Eurotoques (European Association of Chefs), IWF (International Women’s Federation), Network Ireland, Guild of Foodwriters in UK and Ireland, International SLOW Movement, Bread Bakers Guild of America, IACP (International Association of Culinary Professionals. She is also Councillor for Ireland in Slow Food Movement and President of East Cork Convivium of Slow Food. Darina Allen is a Certified Culinary Professional and Teacher and the school is accredited by IACP. In 2005, she was awarded the Cooking Teacher of the Year Award from IACP. She is recipient of an Honorary Degree from University of Ulster, 2003, she is winner of Veuve Clicquot Business Woman of the Year, 2001, Waterford Wedgwood Hospitality Award, 2000, Langhe Ceretto Prize, 1996 and Laois Person of the Year, 1993. In 1992, and in association with Myrtle Allen, she won the Gilbeys Gold Medal for Catering Excellence. She is founder of the first Farmers Markets in Ireland and involved on an ongoing basis in helping to set up new markets. Darina is currently chair of the Midleton Farmers Market, Midelton, Co. Cork.

James G. R. Cronin James G. R. Cronin is a member of staff in the School of History and Centre for Adult Continuing Education, University College Cork. His research interests include the history of ideas. He has written for the journal History Ireland, the interdisciplinary journal Interdisciplinary Science Reviews (Maney Publishing), the International Journal of Humanities and Arts Computing (Edinburgh University Press), Scholarly and Research Communication (Simon Fraser University, British Columbia, Canada), Reviews in History (The Institute of Historical Research, University of London) and the North American imprint Information Science Reference. His latest research, on teaching historical thinking, will be published by Routledge Press.

Letta Jones Letta Jones is a Lecturer in Landscape Horticulture and Garden History, and teaches at The South London Botanical Institute, City Literary Institute, and the Farncombe Centre. She leads garden study tours abroad, and has taken groups to Ireland and California,with a trip to Italian Botanic Gardens planned for September 2013. She lectured in Garden History at Birkbeck College, University of London for 15 years and completed her MA there in 2001. She was delighted to contribute some research material for the Fota Garden Guide Book published in 2012.

Jennifer McCrea Jennifer McCrea is responsible for Learning and Access with the Irish Heritage Trust. Jennifer holds an MA in Museum Studies from the University of Leicester and specialises in heritage interpretation, participation and learning. Her passion is for engaging a broad range of audiences through rich and relevant interpretation that offers a variety of entry points so that everybody can get involved with their heritage. Her major area of interest is in exploring perspectives of the domestic interior and the narratives and material culture that are interwoven through it.

Biographies of Speakers

Karol Mullaney-Dignam Dr Karol Mullaney-Dignam, BA, HDIH, PhD, is a historian, lecturer and author who specialises in Irish social and cultural history of the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries and has a particularly interest in music, song and dance. From 2010 to 2012, she was an Irish Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow and published on a variety of subjects related to the performance and reception of music in the Irish country house. Her publications include peer-reviewed essays, journal articles and reviews in addition to her book: Music and dancing at Castletown, Co. Kildare, 1759-1821 (Dublin, Four Courts Press, 2011). While ostensibly investigating elite social and cultural observances, Dr Mullaney-Dignam works to enhance both scholarly and public understandings of Irish heritage and the arts within a broader range of contexts. She currently lectures on society and culture in the Georgian and Regency eras – as well as contemporary tourism and historic houses – in the Department of History at NUI Maynooth. She also serves on the Irish Steering Committee of the Répertoire International des Sources Musicales.

Fiachra Ó Corragáin

Fiachra Ó Corragáin is an Irish musician and composer based in Cork. While Fiachra is exceptionally proficient in a multitude of instruments, including the fiddle, concertina, melodeon, piano, organ and more, the harp is his specialty. His unique interpretations of works by Turlough O Carolan and Ruadhrí Dall Ó Catháin have garnered many awards and distinctions in competitive and performance settings. A first-class honors BA graduate of UCC in Music and Irish, Fiachra is currently undertaking a PhD in composition in UCC’s School of Music and Theatre. During his undergraduate studies, Fiachra was awarded the Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann scholarship and partook in many high profile college performances, including a reception for President Mary McAleese’s farewell tour. Upon completion of his degree, Fiachra was awarded the Staf Gebruers Memorial Student Award 2012. Fiachra has been featured on many television programmes including Abair Amhrán, The Fleadh Programme, Classic Jam, TG4 Gradam 2011 awards and Feis and Blood 2012.

Dagmar Ó Riain-Raedel Dr Dagmar Ó Riain-Raedel has been a member of the School of History, University College Cork with a special research interest in Medieval History. She has lectured and published widely on the connections between Ireland and Europe from 600 to the 19th century. She has a special interest in art and architecture, both medieval and modern and, particularly, in the buildings of Cork. In the last few years she has researched the legacy of the architectural family of Hills which contributed many noteworthy buildings to Cork.

Maeve O’Riordan Maeve is Head Tutor and Part-Time Lecturer at the School of History, UCC. Her research interests include the social history of the nineteenth century, the history of women and the history of the Irish Ascendency. She holds an Irish Research Council Scholarship for her PhD research, which focuses on the roles of women in landed estates in Ireland. Maeve has recently published an article on the relationship between servants and mistresses in these Big Houses.

Biographies of Speakers

Regina Sexton Regina Sexton is a food historian, food writer, broadcaster and cook. She has been researching and publishing in the area of Irish food and culinary history since 1993. Her research interests include food and identity, food and tradition and food in the Irish country house. She has published widely at academic and popular levels. Her publications include A Little History of Irish Food (Gill and Macmillan, 1999) and Ireland’s Traditional Foods (Teagasc, 1997). Regina holds a post-graduate degree from the Department of History, University College, Cork and a certificate in Food and Wine from the Ballymaloe Cookery School. Since 1995, she has been writing a weekly food history column with the Irish Examiner; and in 1997, for work therein, she was short-listed for the Glenfiddich Regional Writer of the Year Award. Her publications have won her awards. She was joint winner of the Sophie Coe Memorial Prize in Food History, 1995 presented at St Anthony’s College, Oxford, for the paper ‘“I’d ate it like chocolate”: the disappearing offal food traditions of Cork city’. She was also winner of the Sophie Coe memorial Prize in Food History, Special Award, 1999, presented at St. Anthony’s College, Oxford, for the paper ‘Porridge, gruels and breads: the cereal foodstuffs of early historic Ireland’. In 1999, she won the Jeremy Round Award, for the most promising first time author for A Little History of Irish food, presented by the British Guild of Food Writers. Following the success of this publication, Radio Telefis Éireann (RTÉ) commissioned Regina to research and present an eight-part television documentary, also called A Little History of Irish Food. Most recently, Regina has contributed to the award winning Atlas of the Great Irish Famine published by Cork University Press in 2012. Regina has worked as food history consultant with Bord Bia, Teagasc, Failte Ireland and RTÉ. She has also worked as historical food stylist for a number of television productions. At University College Cork, she lectures in the area of food history with the School of History, the Food Industry Training Unit and the Centre for Adult Continuing Education. She is a member of the Editorial Advisors of the well-known food journal Petits Propos Culinaires; Slow Food Ireland; the Guild of Irish Food Writers and she is a committee member with the Cork Archaeological and Historical Society.

Eibhear Walshe Dr Eibhear Walshe is a senior lecturer in the Department of Modern English at University College Cork. His biography Kate O’Brien: A Writing Life was published by Irish Academic Press in 2006 and he edited Elizabeth Bowen: Visions and Revisions for Irish Academic Press in 2008. He was a section editor for The Field Day Anthology of Irish Writing: Volume 4 (Cork University Press, 2002); a contributor to the New Dictionary of Biography (Oxford University Press, 2004) and guest edited The Irish Review in 2000. His other publications include the edited collections, Ordinary People Dancing: Essays on Kate O’Brien (Cork University Press, 1993), Sex, Nation and Dissent, (Cork University Press, 1997) Elizabeth Bowen Remembered (Four Courts Press, 1999) and The Plays of Teresa Deevy (Mellen Press, 2003.) He co-edited, with Brian Cliff Representing the Troubles (Four Courts Press, 2004) and Molly Keane: Centenary Essays (Four Courts Press, 2006) with Gwenda Young. His memoir, Cissie’s Abattoir was published by Collins Press in 2009 and he edited Elizabeth Bowen’s Selected Irish Writings for Cork University Press in 2011 and Oscar’s Shadow: Wilde, Homosexuality and Ireland (Cork University Press) was published in 2012. His study of the fictions of Colm Tóibín will be published by Irish Academic Press in 2013.

ACE at UCC Summer School Programme 2013  
ACE at UCC Summer School Programme 2013  

ACE at UCC Summer School Programme 2013