Lough Gur Virtual Experience Online Webinar

About this Event

At a time when you may not be in a position to reach Lough Gur we are bringing Lough Gur to you with with a special line up of expert guest speakers. For the first time in history, we will bring the Lough Gur online to you via a Lough Gur Virtual Experience Online Webinar with expert guest speakers. To book your tickets click here to go to Eventbrite

Guest speakers include Dr Billy Mag Fhloinn, John Moran, Dr Matthew Potter and Rose Cleary. Simply purchase your one time event ticket here for €10, sit back and relax on November 16th from 7pm to 8.30pm and listen to expert speakers with a stunning backdrop of rolling imagery and videos from Lough Gur. Wherever you may be, Australia, London, Japan or Castletroy, join us from the comfort of your own home for speaker views relating to Lough Gur from expert guest speakers.

Guest Speaker Profiles

Rose Cleary is former head of archaeology in University College Cork and author of The Archaeology of Lough Gur. A publication covering over 150 years of research and information relating to the history and archaeology of Lough Gur. Rose comes from long line of archaeology professors from UCC, including Seán P. O’ Riordáin and M. J. O’ Kelly, who spent a life time studying Lough Gur to unearth its past. On the evening of November 16th, Rose will lay foundations to open this event and summarise the true importance of Lough Gur, a Limerick site that is often overlooked.

Matthew Potter is Curator of Limerick Museum and Honorary Fellow of the Department of History of the University of Limerick. He has published sixteen books and numerous articles with a primary focus on the history and heritage of Limerick and the history of local government. Matthew has spent considerable time delving into the Limerick Museum collections to uncover Lough Gur finds that will be revealed on the night of November 16th at 7pm.

Billy Mag Fhloinn will be our Master of Ceremonies on the evening of November 16th. A native of Limerick, he holds a PhD in Irish Folklore, and a B.A. in Archaeology, from University College Dublin. Billy is a university lecturer specialising in folklore and folk belief, archaeology and religion. He also explores the interplay between academia, art, and performance, and his interests include experimental archaeology, prehistoric music, and folk drama and ceremony.

John Moran will join us for this online virtual event to consider the multiple values of our heritage with particular reference to the connection between John Hunt and Lough Gur as Chairman of the Hunt Museum. John is perhaps best known for his role as Secretary General at the Department of Finance during the bailout years and for establishing a road map for a post-crisis Ireland. Currently, he is the Chair of Ireland’s Land Development Agency – set up to ensure the provision of affordable homes and better management of state-owned land. John is a trained lawyer and banker, he studied financial mathematics and French.

Ticket Information

Ticket price for the November 16th Archaeology & History Online Webinar is €10. This initiative is organised by Lough Gur Development, a not for profit community organisation with assistance from the Department of Culture, Heritage & the Gaeltacht. By purchasing tickets you are supporting Lough Gur Development’s aim to continue protecting, promoting and preserving the internationally important site of Lough Gur, an environmentally and archaeologically rich location located 21KMs from Limerick City.

For further information go to www.loughgur.com, phone 061 385186 or email [email protected]

For direct enquires contact: Kate Harrold, Manager, Lough Gur Heritage Centre & Lakeshore Park by emailing [email protected]

Thank you for your support. We hope you enjoy this event.

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