Brú na Bóinne World Heritage Site
Research Framework Public Seminar - October 28th 2008
The third public seminar on the Brú na Bóinne World Heritage Site Research Framework will take place on
Tuesday, October 28th in the Conyngham Arms Hotel, Slane. This seminar ties in with the final stage of the
framework process and in addition to presenting the draft Research Strategy for the
World Heritage Site will be taking a
broader look at research and World Heritage Sites outside of Ireland.
Tea/coffee and lunch provided.
Áras na hOidhreachta, Church Lane, Kilkenny, Ireland
9.30 am Registration and tea/coffee.
Morning session Research and World Heritage Sites Chair: Mr. Ian Doyle.
10.30 Welcome and introduction.
10.45 Prof. Robin Coningham, Durham University – World Heritage Management
and Research: static monuments or dynamic hubs?
11.45 Dr. Jane Downes, Orkney College UHI – Archaeological Research in the Heart of
Neolithic Orkney World Heritage Site.
12:10 Dr. Joshua Pollard, Bristol University– Wessex Tales: fieldwork in the Avebury
and Stonehenge World Heritage Site.
12:35 Discussion followed by lunch (in the Conyngham Arms carvery).
Afternoon session A Research Strategy for Brú na Bóinne Chair: Prof. Gabriel Cooney.
2.00 Mr. Ian Doyle, The Heritage Council – The Story so far.
2:20 Dr. Jessica Smyth, The Heritage Council – A Research Strategy for Brú na Bóinne
- Building blocks for the 21st century.
3:00 Discussion and closing comments.
3:30 End of seminar.
Boyne Valley Private Day Tour
Immerse yourself in the rich heritage and culture of the Boyne Valley with our full-day private tours.
Visit Newgrange World Heritage site, explore the Hill of Slane, where Saint Patrick famously lit the Paschal fire.
Discover the Hill of Tara, the ancient seat of power for the High Kings of Ireland.