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Dear KDHS members and friends:
Having already commemorated the Fenian Uprising on the actual anniversary earlier in the month, there is a change to our advertised calendar next week.
Our March lecture will be "Vernacular Architecture in South West Clare"
by Dr. Fidelma Mullane.
The lecture will outline the historic practices related to vernacular building in Clare as well as a critical analysis of the situation today.
In particular, Dr. Mullane will discuss the field work on traditional building practices that she carried out in Kilbaha and on Scattery Island in the 1980s.
Dr. Fidelma Mullane is a graduate of NUI Galway where she completed a Master's Degree in Geography on the topic of vernacular architecture.
She trained as a Planner at the University of Paris, where she was also awarded a doctorate for her research on Irish traditional building practices. With over twenty years experience in the heritage sector, both as an expert adviser and vernacular architecture specialist, she currently works on heritage research and conservation projects, as well as publishing and lecturing widely on the topic. She has served on the Board of the Heritage Council.
The lecture will take place in the Teach Ceoil on Grace Street at 8 p.m.
on Tuesday 28 March 2017.
KDHS lectures are free to members, EUR5 for non-members. New members are welcome. The annual membership fee (July-June) is EUR20.
Our next lecture will be on 25 April 2017 by Ciarán Ó Murchadha on Marcus Keane.
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Thursday 20th April 2017 8pm Old Ground Hotel, Ennis, Co.Clare
Dr. Paul MacCotter will give a lecture entitled "Irish Surnames with emphasis on some Clare Surnames".
Paul MacCotter, MA, Ph.D. teaches genealogy, family history, and medieval history in University College Cork and the University of Limerick, since 1993 he has published widely in the fields of Genealogy, Family History, Medieval History, History of Government and Church History. He has won prestigious research fellowships and published widely in his areas of specialty, He has written three books, has two more in press, and has made forty six contributions to various peer-reviewed journals, academic journals, and populist magazines, and has another six in press. He lectures regularly at academic and family history conferences and seminars. His book, Medieval Ireland: Territorial, Political and Economic divisions (Four Courts Press, 2008), is the standard reference work on the subject. He is a Contributor to the Irish Roots genealogical magazine, the Irish Genealogist academic journal, and the Irish Lives Remembered e-magazine. Genealogy lecturer at university level, currently with the Irish Ancestry Research Center of the University of Limerick and the Center for Adult Continuing Education of University College Cork .