Friday, July 25, 2014

Reconnecting Ancient Learning With a Modern World: The Legacy of the Early Irish Monks

Clonmacnoise Summer School | Press Release
Location: Cluain Ciarán, Clonmacnoise
Time: Friday 22nd – Sunday 24th August 2014

Programme
FRIDAY AUGUST 22nd
1.15 REGISTRATION at Cluain Ciarán Centre. Tea/Coffee
1.55 Introduction to Summer School
2.00 ‘The spirit of the early Irish Monks’. Reverend Ray Simpson, Founding Guardian of the International Community of Ss Aidan and Hilda, Lindisfarne, Northumberland, UK
2.45 Questions and Comments
3.00 ‘Excavation at Clonmacnoise’ Heather King, Archaeologist, National Monuments Service. Introduction followed by Walk and Talk on site at Clonmacnoise.
3.45 Questions and Comments
4.15 Haunting music of days of yore on site in Clonmacnoise Noel Carberry, Uileann Pipes; Kirsty Naughten, Flute; Aideen Egan, Fiddle; Surprise guests
Tea / Coffee
A social get-together will be organized later this evening in Shannonbridge

SATURDAY AUGUST 23rd
10.00 Tea/Coffee
10.30 St Columban – Christian Missionary and First European - Fr Sean McDonagh - who worked in the Phillipines and Ireland and has written extensively on ecology and religion
11.15 Questions and Comments
11.30 The Mill at Kilbegly – Discovered 2007 on an esker connecting Clonmacnoise and Connacht Neil Jackman, Archaeologist; Abarta Audioguides
12.15 Questions / Comments
12.35 LUNCH BREAK. (Soup and Sandwiches at the Conference Centre)
1.30 Reconnecting with the Cross of the Scriptures; Dr Johnston McMaster, Lecturer and Co-ordinator, Education and Reconciliation Programme, Irish School of Ecumenics
2.15 Questions/Comments
2.30 Walk and Talk: The Wonderment of Nature. Elizabeth McArdle, Ecologist;
4.00 Feedback on the Walk and Talk
4.15 Concluding Remarks
4.30 Tea/Coffee
9.00 Get-together in Shannonbridge

SUNDAY AUGUST 24th
9.45 Bus from Shannonbridge for guided tour of Athlone Castle
11.30 Return by Viking Ship from Athlone to Clonmacnoise with Talk by Skipper Mike McDonnell on The Ecology of the Shannon Callows . Tea / Coffee on board
1.00 Bus to Shannonbridge from Clonmacnoise
1.15 LUNCH (optional) Kileen’s Pub, Shannonbridge.


Conference Cost €80 incl Sat Lunch and Boat trip
Daily Rate €35

For further information: contact Brian on 086 2647719 and see the Clonmacnoise Summer School Facebook Page: here

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