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The 2015 John Marcus O’Sullivan Conference

Education and Training Boards Ireland (ETBI)

Thursday, 12 November 2015 at 14:00 - Friday, 13 November 2015 at 13:30 (GMT)

The  2015 John Marcus O’Sullivan Conference

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Religion, Diversity & Publicly Managed Schools

 Governance and Practice for Diversity

 Thursday 12th & Friday 13th November, 2015


The conference is open to anyone interested in the whole matter of religion and diversity in publicly managed schools – limit of 80 participants


The John Marcus O’Sullivan Conference aims to address issues pertaining to the distinctive role of publicly managed schools in relation to notions of moral education, citizenship and belonging by providing an opportunity for debate, discussion and learning on the distinctive contribution of publicly managed schools within an ever more diverse Ireland.

This Conference continues a tradition established by Kerry VEC in the 1970’s, to commemorate the memory of John Marcus O’Sullivan, at one time a Professor of History, who was the Minister for Education from 1927 to 1932, and the Minister who steered the Vocational Education Act, 1930, into law. The 2015 event is organised by ETBI in collaboration with the Department of Education and Professional Studies, University of Limerick, Kerry ETB and Dublin & Dun Laoghaire ETB.

Numbers: Limited to 80 participants

Cost:   130 per person - includes meals

(including conference dinner in Killashee House Hotel) refreshments, handouts, etc.

           €80 per person - for those not attending the Conference dinner on 12 November

Following the conference, participants and/or their organisations (as appropriate) will be invoiced for the relevant fee.

Note: Bookings will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis.

Accommodation:       Where accommodation is required participants will need to book it directly with the hotel or guest house – details on back page of conference programme.

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Thursday, 12 November 2015 at 14:00 - Friday, 13 November 2015 at 13:30 (GMT)

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