Continuity in Stone: 2nd Conference - The O'Tunneys & the O’Sheas
Date: 27 - 29 July 2012
Location: The Friary (Droichead Resource Centre), Mill Street, Callan, Co Kilkenny.
Price: €15/ €12 concession
An extraordinary flowering of sculptural and architectural stonecarving occurred in the period 1500-1600 in Kilkenny city and county. Callan as the most important town in the county was the base of the O'Tunney school
of sculptors who, unusually, signed their work. Magnificent carving on many funeral monuments still speaks to us today of the skill of Rory, William, Patrick and James O'Tunney and of the wealth and tastes of their patrons. This conference will build on the first conference in 2010 while emphasizing the continuity of practice in Callan by focusing also on the O’Shea sculptors.
To book your place please completed the booking form accompanied by cheque/ postal order/ bank draft payment enclosed (make payable to Callan Heritage Society). Post to Rosemary Ryan, Callan Heritage Society, Tuitestown, Dunnamaggan, Co Kilkenny.
Final date for booking lunches & coach: 26th July 2012