The Unsinkable IslandrnNorsemen, Anglo-Normans, and Celts came to conquer and ended up going native.rnThe capacity of the Irish to endure conquest and convert their “masters” makes a greatrnstory —told incomparablv by their poets, novelists, dramatists, and pub raconteurs withoutrnwhom (if you believe them) English literature would have been a paltry affair.rnJoinrnChronicles editors Thomas Fleming, Scott P. Richert, Michael Hill, and George McCartneyrnas well as special guestsrnGerard Casey and Mary Ellen SynonrnforrnThe Rockford Institute’s Third ConviviumrnMay 21-28, 2001rnas we explore the Celtic legends of truculent heroes and even more truculent monks,rnthe periodic invasions and revivals, the poetry and song, and the Irish literary heroes:rnSwift, Burke, Moore, Yeats, and Jovce.rnSpend three nights in Dublin’s delightful Davenport Hotel, with morning lectures andrndiscussions and afternoons exploring this ancient and beautiful city.rnSpend three nights in Cashel’s Cashel Palace Hotel —once an 18th-century archbishop’srnpalace, now a luxury getaway —with excursions to the Rock of Cashel, Kilkenny,rnCahir Castle, and Holy Cross Abbey (and optional golf and trout fishing).rnThe final night and farewell dinner will be back in Dublin.rnThe price for the Convivium includes seven nights lodging; full Irish breakfast and dinner;rntransportation to and from Cashel; and all excursions and lectures.rnFor more details, call:rnChristopher CheckrnExecutive Vice Presidentrn(815)964-5811 AMifrnJ i l 3 3rnm-M j^’f^ ^ ^rnEarly Bird Rates: • Single: $2,295.00 Q Couple: $3,795.00rnN.B.: All prices increase by $250.00 after April 15, 2001.rnName(s),rnAddress_rnCit)’, State, Zip_rnPhone, Fax, E-mailrnSend registration form with payment to:rnThe Rockford Institutern928 North Main StreetrnRockford, Illinois 61103rnrnrn