Rathfarnham Castle Conference

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Rathfarnham Castle Conference 10/12/2016Session 1: Digging a Late Medieval Castle 9:00 – 10:30amFranc Myles Keynote addressAntoine Giacometti Excavating at Rathfarnham CastleRuth Carden Animal, fish and bird remainsPenny Johnston & Stephen Davis Plant remains, insect remains, and dietJoanna Wren Bricks and tilesMichael Kenny Coins and tokens[during break, Guild of Irish Lacemakers demonstration of Rathfarnham Castle artefacts]Session 2: A Wealth of Artefacts 11:15 – 12:45pmAlva Mac Gowan The little thingsAlan Hayden Clay pipesRosanne Meenan European ceramicsJohn Nicholl Well-heeled in 17th century RathfarnhamSteven McGlade & Nessa Roche Mirrors and windowsSession 3: Disruption and Revolution 2:15 – 3:45pmGeorge Haggarty Chinese porcelainDamian Shiels The Loftus armoury and military objectsPeter Francis Lead glass: the Irish connectionJames Lyttleton Fortified houses - change and continuity[during break, RLab presents holographic pyramid and 3D printing of artefacts]Session 4: Consuming Objects 4:30 – 6:00pmAntoine Giacometti & Emmanuel Reynaud Objects in the past; Objects in the futureJudith Carroll Adam's glass theatreSusannah Kelly Conserving the artefactsJohn Fitzgerald OPW refelctions on the discoveriesSimon Loftus & Fiona Dunne Adam Loftus - the scandalous life and sudden death of a Restoration courtierFollowed by questions & reception

4 episodes available. A new episode about every 18 days averaging 100 mins duration .