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The Books of Knockninny: manuscripts, culture and society in 18th-century Fermanagh

When

Monday, January 13, 2020, 10:00 - Friday, February 28, 2020, 17:00

Where

Academy House, 19 Dawson Street

Tickets

No booking required

An exhibition to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the compilation of the 'Book of Knockninny' and related manuscripts commissioned by Brian Mág Uidhir of Knockninny, County Fermanagh, in the early eighteenth century.

A century after the Ulster Plantation, families from all ethnic backgrounds in Ulster society turned to the past to help them understand the complex world in which they lived. The manuscripts displayed in this new exhibition are drawn from one man’s collection of historical, genealogical, literary and religious manuscripts, which he commissioned for his own use.

Lunchtime Lectures on the Book of Knockninny:

29 January 2020: Séamus Mág Uidhir and the Book(s) of Knockninny / Dr Nollaig Ó Muraíle, MRIA.

5 February 2020: ‘Me Guidhir Fhearmanach’ : text and context / Dr Ciarán Mac Murchaidh, DCU.

 

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