terri shoosmithTerri has presented conference papers and lectured in Clare, Dublin and the UK. She has most recently organised a series of lectures in Gort for the Aughty Famine Working Group in spring 2015.

In addition to her PhD thesis, which is available at the Local Studies Centre, Harmony Row, Ennis, she has written articles for Garden Organic in the UK, The Other Clare, of which she is the current editor, the Journal of the Galway Archaeological and Historical Society, and Mills and Milling. She has recently written Lough Graney Estate: The Story of a Big House, its Landscape and People (private commission).

Past Presentations

Date Organisers Location Conference Title Presentation Title
February 2011 Irish Post-Mediaeval Archaeology Group Ennis Hearth, Home and Household Weaving a Tale: spinning and cloth manufacture in the Barony of Tulla, 1750-2010
July 2011 University of Sheffield Sheffield, UK Communities in Early Modern Europe: Big and Small Societies Community, Clerics and Coffins: Negotiating the Penal Era in Rural East Clare
September 2011 Tudor & Stuart Ireland UCD Culture, Identity & Power Stone, Mud and Straw: landscape, people and material culture in east Clare, 1670-1750
September 2013 Moore Institute NUI Galway Landlords, Tenants and their estates in Ireland, 1600-2013 A New Order? Landowners, middlemen and the fight for land in East Clare, 1690-1800
April 2015 Aughty.org Lady Gregory Hotel, Gort Aughty Earth Day Gathering The Fall and Rise of the Ruling Class in East Clare

Past Lectures




Lecture Title

November 2009

Coole Park Winter Cultural Programme

Coole Park, Gort

‘Mr Gregory Has a Noble Nursery’: Traveller’s Tales and the Tourist Gaze

September 2012

Moore Institute

NUI Galway

Soil, surveyors and the joys of Photoshop: the problems of engaging with sources from the early modern period.

October 2013

Clare Roots Society

Miltown Malbay

A New Elite: Natives and Newcomers in East Clare, 1660-1750

May 2014

Brian Ború Seminar

Tuamgraney Heritage Centre

Wildwoods – the forests of East Clare

February 2015

Aughty Famine Working Group

Lady Gregory Hotel, Gort

The Greatest Famine? – the Great Famine in perspective


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