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Lough Gur Virtual Experience Online Webinar event on November 16

Lough Gur Virtual Experience will feature a host of guest speakers.

Lough Gur Virtual Experience Online Webinar event on November 16

Lough Gur Virtual Experience

By purchasing tickets you are supporting Lough Gur Development’s aim to continue protecting, promoting and preserving the internationally important site of Lough Gur.





At a time when you may not be in a position to reach Lough Gur, special guest speakers will bring Lough Gur to you. For the first time in history, there will be a Lough Gur Virtual Experience Online Webinar event


Guest speakers include Dr Billy Mag Fhloinn, John Moran, Dr Matthew Potter and Rose Cleary. Simply purchase your one-time event ticket here for €10, sit back and relax on November 16 from 7pm to 8.30pm and listen to expert speakers with a stunning backdrop of rolling imagery and videos from Lough Gur. Wherever you may be, Australia, London, Japan or Castletroy, join us from the comfort of your own home for speaker views relating to Lough Gur from expert guest presenters.


Guest Speaker Profiles


Rose Cleary is the former head of archaeology in University College Cork and author of The Archaeology of Lough Gur, a publication covering over 150 years of research and information relating to Lough Gur. Rose comes from a long line of archaeology professors from UCC, including Seán P. O’ Riordáin and M. J. O’ Kelly, who spent a lifetime studying Lough Gur to unearth its past. On the evening of November 16, Rose will lay foundations to open this event and summarise the true importance of Lough Gur, a Limerick site that is often overlooked.


Matthew Potter is Curator of Limerick Museum and Honorary Fellow of the Department of History of the University of Limerick. He has published sixteen books and numerous articles with a primary focus on the history and heritage of Limerick and the history of local government. Matthew has spent considerable time delving into the Limerick Museum collections to uncover Lough Gur finds that will be revealed on the night of November 16 at 7pm.


Billy Mag Fhloinn will be our Master of Ceremonies on the evening of November 16. A native of Limerick, he holds a PhD in Irish Folklore, and a B.A. in Archaeology, from University College Dublin. Billy is a university lecturer specialising in folklore and folk belief, archaeology and religion. He also explores the interplay between academia, art, and performance, and his interests include experimental archaeology, prehistoric music, and folk drama and ceremony.


John Moran will join us for this online virtual event to consider the multiple values of our heritage with particular reference to the connection between John Hunt and Lough Gur as Chairman of the Hunt Museum. John is perhaps best known for his role as Secretary-General at the Department of Finance during the bailout years and for establishing a road map for a post-crisis Ireland. Currently, he is the Chair of Ireland’s Land Development Agency – set up to ensure the provision of affordable homes and better management of state-owned land. John is also a trained lawyer and banker.


Kate Harrold is a panelist on the evening along with guest speakers to answer any questions that you may have relating to Lough Gur. Kate has a BA in Heritage Studies, an MBA from the University of Limerick and Advanced Diploma in Environmental and Planning Law from King’s Inns. Kate will be online this November 16 to join speakers. 


Ticket price for the November 16 Archaeology & History Online Webinar is €10. This initiative is organised by Lough Gur Development, a not for profit community organisation with assistance from the Department of Culture, Heritage & the Gaeltacht.


By purchasing tickets you are supporting Lough Gur Development’s aim to continue protecting, promoting and preserving the internationally important site of Lough Gur, an environmentally and archaeologically rich location located 21km from Limerick City.


Please note that a link to join this event will be emailed directly to you three days prior to the event.


This is the first of three online events culminating in a Lough Gur Summit next March. Guest speakers for in December will include Mark Patrick Hedderman & Manchán Magan with a third and final episode in February with guest speakers Norah Patten, Dr Niall Smith and Dr Frank Prendergast. All events will focus on the unique qualities of Lough Gur. Travel expert Eoghan Corry will launch a new range of online interactive tours in March featuring the Lough Gur tour guides.


Tickets for each event to be purchased separately commencing with the first time online event on November 16.


To book your ticket click HERE or direct to Eventbrite HERE.


For further information phone 061 385186 or email [email protected].


For more stories about Lough Gur, click HERE.

Richard is a presenter, producer, songwriter and actor. He was named the Limerick Person of the Year (2011) and won an online award at the Metro Éireann Media and Multicultural Awards (2011) for promoting multi-culturalism online. Richard says that the concept is very much a community driven project that aims to document life in Limerick. So, that in 20 years time people can look back and remember the events that were making the headlines.