We are delighted to announce the programme for the IPMAG 2016 conference. The conference will take place in the County Museum Dundalk, 5-7 February. The programme draws together a mix of academics, students and professional archaeologists to explore the archaeology of consumption in Ireland c.1550-1950.
The conference opens on the evening of the 5 February at 8pm with a lecture by Connie Kelleher and Holger Schweitzer entitled: 'The 16th-century Drogheda Boat. Mystery wreck of a trading vessel discovered in the River Boyne'. The lecture will be followed by a wine reception sponsored by Archaeology and Built Heritage.
Registration is from 9am on Saturday morning and the conference starts at 9:30. There will be a conference dinner on Saturday night. Sunday's session is from 10:30 to 13:30, after which a prize for the best student paper will be awarded.
Please let us know if you plan to attend the conference and/or conference dinner here.
Accommodation: A list of accommodation options is available here. You can see the location of accommodation in relation to the conference venue here. The main hotel in the centre of Dundalk is the Imperial. The hotel is offering a reduced rate for IPMAG members. If you wish to avail of the offer you should ask for Jacqui Miller. The Crowne Plaza is a more modern hotel on the outskirts of the town, near the bypass road. There is also a selection of B&Bs.
Transport: Dundalk is easily accessible from Dublin and Belfast by bus and train. In addition to Bus Eireann, Ulster Bus, Irish Rail and Translink, Dundalk is served by an inexpensive coach service (Matthews Coaches) that runs from Dublin city centre and Dublin Airport.
Conference Fee: non-members: 55Eu/ members: 30Eu/ concession 50% for students and retirees.