Social Media Coverage of 13th Annual Conference

The Thirteenth Annual Conference took place on 11-12 May and generated considerable social media coverage. Below is a selection of some of the many tweets which were shared on the CSHIHE Twitter Account @historicirishho

@AoibheannNiD · May 12 @historicirishho Well done to all concerned on an excellent conference. Really enjoyed it and hope to return.

@OliverJWCox · May 12 Superb two days with @historicirishho hosted by @gomaynooth bringing together emerging & established scholars

@avprendergast · May 12 Great variety of papers on women & country house at @historicirishho conference today. Thoroughly enjoyable day

@jacq_crowley · May 12 Fascinating paper on Lady Harriet Kavanagh of @borrishouse at @historicirishho by Edmund Joyce.

@kittye · May 12 @historicirishho conference fascinating paper by Dawn Webster on arts and crafts furniture of de Grey sisters

@emmafpurcell · May 12 Really enjoyed presenting my paper @historicirishho conf this morning, lovely feedback & questions have highlighted areas I need to develop

@RedmondJennifer · May 12 @ciaranjreilly giving fantastic paper @MaynoothUni @historicirishho conf on women, the country house & Irish Famine of 1840s #wmnhist

@OliverJWCox · May 12 Feeling suitably revived after super conference dinner @CartonHouse celebrating ongoing success of @historicirishho

@jacq_crowley · May 11 Day 1 of @historicirishho conference! Terrific! Well done to all! Looking forward to day 2

@RedmondJennifer · May 11 Fascinating contrast at @historicirishho papers of men owning property but women being the 'real' rulers of education, food, welfare etc

@RedmondJennifer · May 11 @bbarclay9 many thanks! @historicirishho put on a truly wonderful #wmnhist conference @MaynoothUni - our second such conf in the last month!

@OliverJWCox · May 11 Really excellent paper by @AmyBoyington on Sarah Churchill's role @BlenheimPalace probing status of architect/architecture @historicirishho

@OliverJWCox · May 11 Remarkably the @historicirishho has it's own specially commissioned musical interlude. Fun end to @Castle_Leslie @sophs1981 & Blundel panel

@RedmondJennifer · May 11 Tour de force paper by @IrishResearch Maeve O'Riordan @historicirishho postoc on nationalist Smith O'Brien family @MaynoothUni


In addition, Professor Terence Dooley recently gave a lecture to the Institute for the Study of Welsh Estates Spring Lecture Series on ‘The flight to Wales: the revolutionary experience of two Irish country house families, 1920-23’. The lecture also generated interest on social media, including the following tweet from @kate_llyn :

@historicirishho @BangorUni Now I appreciate that Welsh estate records are sources of Irish history. Fascinating lecture Prof. Dooley!