Annual Conference

The next annual conference of the Eighteenth-Century Ireland Society will take place at Queen’s University Belfast on 14-16 June 2019.

Plenary speakers will include, Prof. Fionntán de Brún (Maynooth University), Dr Catriona Kennedy (University of York), and Prof Finola O’Kane (University College Dublin).

During the conference, there will be an exhibition of manuscripts and prints from the Bunting collection held at Special Collections, Queen’s University. A performance of Irish music from the Bunting collection will take place on Saturday 15 June. A walking tour of Belfast will be led by Sean Connolly (Queen’s University Belfast) on the morning of Sunday 16 June.

The conference is sponsored by the School of Arts, English and Languages and the Institute of Irish Studies, both of Queen’s University Belfast. The conference is co-organised by Ciara Conway and Moyra Haslett. Queries should be addressed to in the first instance.


Registration for the Eighteenth-Century Ireland Society Annual Conference 2019 is now open. Registration costs €56/£48.50 (€41/£35 Concession). The Conference Dinner will take place on Friday, 14 June 2019 at an additional cost of €48/£41.50. Day rates are also available.

  • Online registration is now closed, please get in touch with the organisers if you plan on attending.

It is also possible to register for the conference by post. All postal registrations must be received by 10 June 2019. Follow this link to download and print the postal registration form.


Queen’s Elms Residence Student Accommodation

The QUB conference rate is £37.50 per person per night, all rooms are single occupancy ensuite and also include breakfast, Wi-Fi, towels and small toiletry pack. Please book this accommodation online via:

Tara Lodge

£210 for the two night stay, BB

+44 (0) 28 9059 0900
36 Cromwell Rd, Belfast BT7 1JW

Malone Lodge

£105 Friday night, £125 Saturday night; BB

+44 (0) 28 9038 8000
60 Eglantine Avenue, Malone Rd, Belfast BT9 6DY

Wellington Park Hotel

Double Bed, Breakfast and Car Parking: £129/night

+44 (0) 28 9038 1111
21 Malone Rd, Belfast BT9 6RU

Holiday Inn Express

Standard room, BB: £124/night

+44 (0) 28 9031 1909
106 University St, Belfast BT7 1HP

ETAP Hotel Belfast

Classic room, BB: £107/night

+44 (0) 28 9032 8126
35 Dublin Rd, Belfast BT2 7HE

IBIS Belfast

Standard double room, BB: £120/night

+44 (0) 28 90333366
75 University Street, Belfast, BT7 1HL

Kate’s B&B

Double room, BB: £50/night

+44 (0) 28 9028 2091
127 University Street, Belfast, BT7 1HP