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SOLD OUT: Reimagining the Islandmagee Witches – A Faculty Lecture

Published on: January 16, 2019

When:
March 31, 2019 @ 3:00 pm
2019-03-31T15:00:00+01:00
2019-03-31T15:15:00+01:00
Where:
the Black box
Cost:
£6
This date is exactly 308 years to the day after the Islandmagee trial – It was held on 31st march 1711.

A Perpetual Rediscovery from the 18th to the 21st Century
3pm £6

In the last few years, Ireland’s last trial for witchcraft, that of the ‘Islandmagee Witches’, has captured the public imagination. However, the influence of this trial, at a both a local and national level, is generations old. In this lecture Dr Andrew Sneddon will use folklore, images, objects, prose, poems, plays, newspapers and books to show how our knowledge of the events of the 1711 trial has been shaped over three centuries by the work of authors, journalists and creative writers. He will also trace what happened to belief in witchcraft in Islandmagee itself (and Ulster more generally) in this period to show that the trial had an immense effect on how people in Ulster viewed supernatural world right up to the present day.

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