Irish Catholicism on Trial

This multidisciplinary conference will explore the ever-changing face of Irish Catholicism. Invited contributors will speak about what the future holds for an institution that has undergone much upheaval in the past few decades and they will also analyse the factors that have contributed to the current crisis.

Starts:                 8:30am, Friday, October 6th, 2017
Ends:                  5:30pm, Saturday, October 7th, 2017
Location:           TU Dublin - Tallaght Campus, D24

 Advance booking is essential as places are limited. 

Keynote Speakers
Dr Gladys Ganiel, Understanding Post-Catholic Ireland: Does Religion Still Matter?
Professor Dermot Keogh, The Catholic Church and the Irish State
Catherine Maignant, The ‘digital continent’: an escape route for a Church in crisis?.

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12th annual AFIS conference, 19-20 May, 2017

Venue: Mary Immaculate College, Limerick.

Theme: Patrimoine/ Cultural Heritage in France and/or Ireland

Oraganisers: Dr. Eugene O'Brien and Dr. Eamon Maher

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11th annual conference, 21-23 May, 2015 

Theme: "Travel in France and Ireland: Tourism, Sport and Culture/Le Voyage en France et en Irlande : Tourisme, Sport et Culture."

Venue: Université de La Rochelle

Organisers: Dr. Brigitte Bastiat and Dr. Frank Healy

10th annual Conference, 23-24 May, 2014

Theme: "France-Ireland: Celebrating Words, Music and Art/France et Irlande : fêter les mots, la musique et l'Art."

Venue: National Concert Hall, Dublin

Organisers: Dr. Una Hunt, Dr. Brian Murphy, Dr. Eamon Maher and Dr. Mary Pierse

2013 Conference, 23-25 May

Theme: "Outside the Frame: Challenging Representations of France and Ireland/ Hors cadre : Représentations alternatives de la France et de l'Irlande."

Venue: Université de Haute Bretagne, Rennes2, 23-25 May.

Organisers: Dr. Yann Bévant and Professor Anne Goarzin

2012 - 8th annual conference: 'France and Ireland in the Public Imagination/La France et l'Irlande dans l'imaginaire collectif.' Mary Immaculate College Limerick.  Organisers: Dr. John McDonagh and Dr. Eugene O'Brien

2011 - 7th annual conference: ‘The Irish in France and the French in Ireland’/’Les Irlandais en France et les Français en Irlande’. Université Charles de Gaulle Lille3.
Organiser: Professor Catherine Maignant

2010 - 6th annual conference: ‘History and Memory in France and Ireland/Histoire et mémoire en France et en Irlande.’ Université de Reims Champagne-Ardenne.
Organiser : Professor Sylvie Mikowski

2009 - 5th annual conference: ‘France, Ireland and Rebellion/La rébellion en France et en Irlande.’ University College Cork.
Organiser: Professor Grace Neville

2008 - 4th annual conference: ‘Issues of Globalisation and Secularisation in France and Ireland/Mondialisation et laïcité en France et en Irlande.’ Université de Rennes 2.
Organiser: Dr. Yann Bévant

2007 - 3rd annual conference: ‘Modernity and Postmodernity in a Franco-Irish Context/Modernité et postmodernité dans un contexte franco-irlandais.’ Institute of Technology, Tallaght.
Organiser : Dr. Eamon Maher

2006 - 2nd conference : ‘France-Ireland: Interlinks, Interference, Intertextuality/ France-Irlande: Interfaces, Intervention, Intertextualité’. University College Cork.
Organiser: Professor Grace Neville

2003 - 1st conference: ‘France and Ireland: Cultural, Literary and Spiritual Bonds/Liens culturels, littéraires et spirituels entre la France et l’Irlande’. Institute of Technology, Tallaght.
Organiser: Dr. Eamon Maher



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