Symposium and exhibition launch for ‘The Second Reformation and Catholic–Protestant Relations in Pre-Famine Ireland: Bicentennial Perspectives’

Monday, October 24, 2022 - 09:30 to 14:00
John Paul II Library: followed by an exhibition launch in the Russell Library

Please join us for a symposium and exhibition exploring the significance and legacy of the Second Reformation of the 1820s-40s. This event falls on the bicentenary of the infamous sermon (charge) delivered by the Church of Ireland Archbishop of Dublin, William Magee (1766-1831) in St Patrick’s Cathedral on 24 October 1822.  

The symposium will include the following speakers:  

Professor Emerita Irene Whelan (Manhattanville College, New York) 
‘A declaration of religious war?’ Archbishop William Magee’s ‘antithetical’ charge of 24 October 1822: context and consequences’ 

Professor Emerita Jacqueline Hill (Maynooth University) 
‘The Reverend William Phelan and his contribution to Irish church history, c.1790–1850’. 

Dr Miriam Moffitt (St Patrick’s College, Maynooth)
‘“Messengers, watchmen, and stewards of the Lord”; how Archbishop Magee’s message to ‘the Clergy of the National Religion’ influenced the writing of Irish religious history’ 

Dr Ciarán McCabe (Queen’s University Belfast) 
‘Catholic-Protestant relations in pre-Famine Ireland: a case study of Dublin parish vestries’ 

Dr Marion Rogan (Maynooth University) 
‘The Second Reformation in the Kingscourt District, 1822–61’ 

Mr James Frazer (Queen’s University Belfast) 
‘Churchmanship and the Second Reformation: a case study of the 3rd Earl of Roden and his estates’ 

This event is free but booking is essential. Please REGISTER Here. 
Please note, the Russell Library is not wheelchair accessible.