The Forgotten State of Industry

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Two Day International Conference at Glendalough 18 + 19 Oct

By Deirdre Burns

Glens of Lead is delighted to invite you to Glendalough to  attend “ The Forgotten State of  Industry: Irish Industrial Landscapes And Heritage In A Global Context” a two day international conference taking place  on the 18th and 19th October 2013 in County Wicklow.

The aim of this landmark event is to highlight the significance of industrial heritage in Ireland and further afield, and to share international best practice in managing and promoting this heritage.

The remains of mines, factories, mills, shipyards, canals and railways are scattered across Ireland, and are a valuable heritage asset, a living archive of the workplaces and lives of Irish people and descendants of the 19th century Irish Diaspora.  Gathering together international speakers and audiences, it is hoped that this conference will foster a greater awareness of this often underappreciated aspect of our heritage in Ireland, and will lead to better management and protection.

The Glens of Lead is a community initiative working to improve the understanding and protection of Ireland’s most important historic lead mining centre in the Wicklow Mountains. This event is made possible through funding from the InterReg 4A (Ireland-Wales) ‘Metal Links’:Forging Communities Together project, and is supported by The Heritage Council, The Gathering Ireland and Wicklow County Council.

Set in Glendalough, one of Ireland’s most scenic and historic locations, this landmark conference is guaranteed to inform, educate and inspire.

To Book:

Registration is now open for this conference.  Book a place at   http://www.glensoflead/eventbrite.ie A charge of €70 applies  for Day 1 Friday 18th Oct, and  €40 for day 2 Saturday 19th October, with a special 2 Day rate of €100. This rate includes the banquet dinner, keynote speaker address and traditional Irish Music on Friday, and lunch, tea/ coffee on both days.A NEW'BUDGET' DAY RATE OF €25 (Conference only, no meals) IS NOW AVAILABLE

Payment by cheque/ cash or submission of purchase order numbers (for local authorities) is also accepted, please contact Deirdre Burns, Heritage Officer, Wicklow County Council dburns@wicklowcoco.ie T: 00353 (0)404 20100 to organise

This page was added by Deirdre Burns on 03/07/2013.

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