Irish Palatines Tercentenary

Rathkeale, County Limerick, Ireland

4 September Through 13 September, 2009

Irish Palatine Special Interest Group

To assist Irish Palatines in learning about their genealogy and connecting with other Irish Palatines

Ontario Genealogical Society

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Irish Palatine Tercentenary Commemoration


Friday, 4th September


Reception at Rathkeale House

Patrick O'Connor: The Palatines In Ireland

Saturday, 5th September

University of Limerick

Symposium by the Centre for Irish-German Studies

Liam Irwin: Land, Religion and Society in Early 18th Century Ireland

Liam Chambers: Ireland and Europe in the Early 18th Century

Roland Paul: The Palatinate Between the Thirty Yerars War and 1710: Politics and Society

William O'Reilly: German Migration in thebnLater 17th and early 18th Centuries

            Barbara Schuttpelz: Emigration out of the Palatinate From 17th to 19th Centuries Wtih Particular Reference to the Role of Women

Carolyn Heald: The Irish Palatines in Ontarion, Canada

Joachim Fischer: Irish-German Connections in the 18th Century

Michael J. Griffin: Another 18th Century Settlement Project: New Geneva

Hermann Rasche: Paul Heyse's Drama Die Pfalzer in Irland (1855)


Sunday, 6th September

Irish Palatine Centre: Exhibition of Artifacts by Austin Bovenizer

Tour Ballingrane, Barbara Heck Home, Site of Embury Home

Embury & Heck Memorial Methodist Church

Lily Baker: History of theChurch

Rev. Paul Kingston: Service

Bernd Braun: Organ Recital


Bovenizer Home

Wesleyan Chapel: Dedication

Walk down Lane

Rathkeale House

Rev. D.A. Levistone Cooney: The Switzers of Grafton Street

Monika Schoenbucher: Dorothy Switzer Monologue

Christ Church Limerick City

Bernd Braun: Organ Recital

Monday, 7th September

Cliffs of Moher and the Burren

Croagh School of Music: Choir, Le Cheile

Tuesday, 8th September


Kerry Museum

Civic Recepeion

Blennerville Windmill

Tour Dingle Coastline

Siamsa Tire, The National Folk Theater of Ireland: SanAm Fado

Wednesday, 9th September

Open Bus Tour of Limerick City

St Mary's Cathedral

Bunratty Folk Park

Bunratty Castle Medieval Dinner

Thursday, 10th September

Killarney: Sight Seeing Tour on penninsula

Muckross House

Ross Castle and Boat Tour

Dinner with Deputy Mayor of Killarney

Friday, 11th September

Lough Gur

Lunch at traditional Irish Farm

Kilflynn Chapel

Tour Bally Organ, Glenosheen


Comhaltas Seisiun Group: Irish Traditional Music

Saturday, 12th September

Foynes Fyling Boat Museum

Ballinvirick House Gardens

Lunch with Rathkeale Community Council

St. Mary's Catholic Church of Rathkeale: guided tour and history

Rathkeale Arts Centre: David Fleming: The Southwell Family

Sunday, 13th September

Original Methodist Church and School House, Rathkeale

Holy Trinity Church of Ireland, Rathkeale

Tour Cemetery

History of Church



Tour on own

Heritage Centre Exhibit

Tour of Desmond Castle

Visit former Newboro Methodist Church

Farewell Dinner

Monday, 14th September