A joint conference organised by the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI), Titanic Foundation Limited, HMS Caroline, National Historic Ships UK, Gerry Brennan (Silvery Light Sailing) and Robin Masefield (author). Thursday 20th October, 9.30am – 6.00pm
___________________________________________________________________________________________Conference Conference at PRONI: 9.30am-4.15pm
The conference will commence with a keynote address by Marcus Connaughton, presenter of RTÉ Radio 1’s maritime programme ‘Seascapes’, and Hannah Cunliffe, National Historic Ships UK. Speakers include Gerry Brennan on the Silvery Light project; Christopher Kenny on the schooner Result; Sean Patterson on the Newry Canal and Fishers’ Fleet, Kerrie Sweeney on the development and restoration work on the Harland and Wolff Drawing Offices; Dr Sally Montgomery on the history of Mew Island Lighthouse Optic and its restoration; and Desmond McCabe on maritime research in PRONI archives. Other topics will include the restoration of HMS Caroline, and obtaining project funding. The conference will conclude with an open panel discussion.
Lunch: SS Nomadic
Lunch will be provided on SS Nomadic for the first 65 delegates to register. Remaining delegates will be invited to make their own lunch arrangements.
HMS Caroline visit: 4.15pm – 6pm
Conclude the day with a visit to HMS Caroline (maximum 80 delegates).
Admission is FREE, however booking is essential as places are limited in each venue.
***Please note that places on the SS Nomadic lunch and HMS Caroline visit are reserved for conference delegates only.***
You must be checked in as a conference attendee on the day and have a main conference ticket to attend these venues.
Please remember to bring all of your tickets on the day.