The Rural Reimagined

Practicum, Friday 12 November 2021

Lismore Castle Arts

12 Nov, 2021

12 Nov, 2021

Lismore Castle Arts, Co. Waterford

9.30am - 4.30pm

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Lismore Castle Arts are delighted to partner with Dr Ciara Healy-Musson (IT Carlow) to host a one-day event on 12 November for visual artists and those in the cultural industries who are actively engaged in different aspects of rural life.

This event is part of a larger research project developed by Dr Ciara Healy-Musson and Professor Mary Modeen (University of Dundee), and is supported by Lismore Castle Arts, The Royal Irish Academy and the Royal Society of Edinburgh. It aims to enrich connections and establish new links between Irish and Scottish artists and writers whose creative practices focus on rurality.

A series of talks will be presented in the morning at Lismore Castle Arts by key stakeholders invested in rural life. A coach will take participants to a farm in the afternoon, to continue the discussion around creative ways of acknowledging the rich tapestry of narratives around heritage, culture and farming.

Lunch and refreshments will be served as part of the event.

Practicum Itinerary | 12th November 2021

9.30-10:00 Tea, Coffee and Welcome

10:00-10:10 Welcome by Dr Ciara Healy and Paul McAree

10:15-10:35 Dr Aine Mackenwalsh. Senior Research Officer at Teagasc’s Rural Economy

and Development Programme.

10:40-11.00 Richard O’Callaghan. Ecologist at National Parks and Wildlife Service.

11.00 – 11:20 Tea Coffee / break

11:20 – 11:35 Katie Potapoff. PhD Researcher University of Dundee

11:40 – 11:55 Ewan Allinson. PhD Researcher University of Dundee

12.00 -12:15 Adam Stead. PhD Researcher Art & Agriculture IT Carlow

12.20 -12:40 Miriam O’Connor. Artist and Beef farmer

12:40- 1:00 Orla Ni Dhuill. Poet and Irish Native Woodland Trust

1:00 – 1:15 Q&A

1:15 – 2:00 Lunch in the gardens

2:00 Coach to CoolyDoody Farm for a tour and to sample their produce in Ballyduff.

4:00 Coach from CoolyDoody Farm to An Siopa Beag, Ballyduff

4:30 Return to Lismore to see the Origins exhibition at St Carthage Hall, followed by informal drinks and conversation at The Red House Pub.


Booking essential. Strictly limited places available - for last places please contact Ciara -

Please note in accordance with Government guidelines all attendees are required to show proof of vaccination on entry.

Entrance to Lismore Castle Arts through the 'Riding House' building, situated on the castle avenue.

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Opening Hours

Lismore Castle Arts
Open Daily
Monday to Sunday
10:30am – 5:30pm (last entry 4:30pm)
15 March – 27 October

St Carthage Hall
Saturdays and Sundays
12pm – 5pm during exhibitions
Other times by appointment

The Mill
Saturdays and Sundays
12pm – 5pm during exhibitions
Other times by appointment

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