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:  

A declaration of religious war? Archbishop William Magee’s ‘antithetical’ charge of 24 October 1822: context and consequences.
Speaker: Professor Emerita Irene Whelan (Manhattanville College, New York).
The Reverend William Phelan and his contribution to Irish church history, c.1790–1850. 
Speaker: Professor Emerita Jacqueline Hill (Maynooth University).
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.
Speaker: Dr Miriam Moffitt (St Patrick’s College, Maynooth).
Catholic-Protestant relations in pre-Famine Ireland: a case study of Dublin parish vestries.
Speaker: Dr Ciarán McCabe (Queen’s University Belfast).
The Second Reformation in the Kingscourt District, 1822–61.
Speaker: Dr Marion Rogan (Maynooth University).
Churchmanship and the Second Reformation: a case study of the 3rd Earl of Roden and his estates.
Speaker: Mr James Frazer (Queen’s University Belfast).
This event is free but booking is essential. Please Register here.

Please note, the Russell Library is not wheelchair accessible.