“Beliefs and Customs in Newry and Mourne” Lecture Series
Professor Sean Connolly will visit the Museum on 19th February at 3.30pm to deliver his talk, “A Religious Culture Reshaped: Catholicism in South Ulster 1750 – 1860”. He will discuss how an organised and disciplined Catholic clergy began the work of reshaping popular religious life in the 18th and 19th Centuries. Finally on 28th March at 8pm Professor Marie-Therese Flanagan will examine “Jocelin of Furness’s Life of St. Patrick”. This talk will explore why the Anglo-Norman Cistercian monk, Jocelin of Furness, who came to Ulster in 12th century, undertook to write a Life of St Patrick and how it reflected contemporary political events.
Museum Curator, Noreen Cunningham commented, “The lectures expand on the themes of the exhibition and reflect the diversity of beliefs in this area and demonstrate how the wide range of thought and opinion influence us today. Visitors can also see in the exhibition the breadth of artefacts and documents relating to beliefs and customs in the Museum’s collection. The series of lectures are just one of many events planned by the Museum over the coming year, including a major sports exhibition.”
All of the talks will cost £3 per head. There will be light refreshments served. If you require further information please contact Declan Carroll on 028 3031 3178 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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