Friday, 19 August.

Venue: Ryan’s Hotel

20.00: Marian McHugh – Introduction to the Conference
20.10: Robert Scott – An introduction to Cong Abbey
21.00: Music and Food

Saturday, 20 August

Venue: Crossroads Community Centre

09.00: Registration
10.00: Guest Speaker – Welcome Address and Official Opening

10.30: Dr Kieran O’Conor – The history and archaeology of the O’Conors of Connacht in the twelfth century
11.20: Break for refreshments
11.35: Dr Rachel Moss – A Palimpsest in Stone: the buildings of Cong Abbey
12.25: Raghnall Ó Floinn – Medieval Reliquaries from Galway and Mayo: The Cross of Cong and the relics of St. Jarlath

13.15: Lunch

14.15: Br Colmán Ó Clabaigh OSB – Cong and the Canons: an abiding presence
15.05: Dr Tracy Collins – Canonesses in Connacht
15.55: Break
16.10: Brigid Clesham – A Colourful Character: George Macnemara of Cong, 1722–1760
16.50: Close

17.15: Scheduled visits to Cong Abbey with Robert Scott

Sunday, 21 August

Venue: Inishmaine Abbey

10.00: Buses from the Crossroads to Inishmaine
11.00: Mass and Tour of Inishmaine Abbey

Cong Abbey