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Aims of the Society


"The object of the Society shall be to locate, preserve, examine, publish and illustrate the antiquities, records and traditions connected with the territory comprised within the ancient Kingdom of Meath, corresponding in the main with the modern Diocese of Meath."


Annual Subscription €25

Annual Subscription €25

Membership can also be paid by cheque
or postal order for €25 made out to MAHS and
posted to: David Douglas, MAHS Treasurer,
Carberry Lodge, The Stocks, Athboy, Co. Meath, Ireland. C15 KD82




Your subscription includes a copy of the current edition of Ríocht na Midhe, the annual journal of the society. Packed with interesting articles and book reviews it is a 'must' for anyone with an interest in this area.


€500 Prizes for Postgraduate Research

The Meath Archaeological and Historical Society and Meath County Council Heritage Forum offer four prizes of €500 each for postgraduate research in any discipline, commencing in or after September 2011, devoted wholly or in significant part to any aspect of the heritage (archaeology, history, literature, etc.) of the Meath-Westmeath region.

Entries should be submitted in the form of one or more articles for publication in Ríocht na Midhe. Each entry must be vouched for by the writer's Supervisor of Research. Adjudication will be by a panel appointed by MAHS.

Entries to the editor, Ríocht na Midhe. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Next M. A. H. S. Programme Event.

PLEASE NOTE CHANGE of VENUE to the Trim Castle Hotel, Bective Suite.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20 Séamus Mac Gabhann Lecture -

“The Geography of the Mechanisation of Agriculture in Ireland in the 20th Century”

by Professor Jim Walsh (Maynooth University)

The Transition from Horses to Tractors on Irish Farms. 

In this illustrated lecture I trace the development of tractor technology in North America at the beginning of the twentieth century and how it was transferred into Ireland.
The range of factors that influenced the timing of the transition from horses in different parts of Ireland is examined with particular attention to the profiles of different types 
of farming and also to the roles of agents for the manufacturers and the establishment of supplier outlets throughout the country. 
It is not a technical presentation about improvements in the technology of tractors, rather the focus is on the social, economic and geographical aspects of the transition to tractors over the period 1917 to 2000.

Inquiries to Tom French, Hon Sec., 087 4119633, or Julitta Clancy, PRO, tel 01 8259438


Schools of the Ríocht by Dr Christopher McCormack.


Schools of the Ríocht available to buy here Schools of the Ríocht

(Click on the image to purchase)