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
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.
€2,000 in 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.
Next M. A. H. S. Programme Event.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 22nd, 3:00 pm. Lecture:
"Alice Stopford Green (1847-1929), her visit to St Helena,
the Boer War, and Irish Nationalism”
by Dr Angus Mitchell
(University of Limerick)
Sunday October 22nd
Church of Ireland, Kells, at 3pm.
Alice Stopford Green (1847-1929), born in Kells, was a remarkable woman – historian, scholar and quiet revolutionary – whose key contribution to the rise of nationalism and the foundation of the State is not widely recognised. From an eminent Church of Ireland background – her father was Archdeacon of Kells, her grandfather Bishop of Meath – she developed her interest in Irish history following the death of her husband, himself a distinguished British historian. Her seminal work, The making of Ireland and its Undoing, appeared in 1908. In the early years of the 20thcentury, she developed her interest in Irish history, culture and politics and became a close friend of Roger Casement, with whom she shared concern for the exploitation and mistreatment of indigenous peoples in the colonies in Africa and Latin America. She was also a confidante of Erskine Childers and in her home she hosted the meeting at which the Howth gun-running was planned. Though she disapproved of the 1916 Rising, she subsequently supported the Sinn Fein leadership; her house in Dublin city centre was raided many times; she was helpful to Collins in the run-up to the Truce and subsequent Treaty negotiations and she became a Senator of the Free State and a professor of history in UCD.
Dr Angus Mitchell is a distinguished historian based in the University of Limerick. He is an expert on early 20th century British and Irish history and has published several works on the life and work of Roger Casement, including the biography of Casement in the ’16 Lives’ series on the executed 1916 leaders; his most recent work, ‘One Bold Deed of Open Treason: the Berlin Diary of Roger Casement 1914-16, appeared in 2016. He has also researched the life and work of Alice Stopford Green extensively and has written and lectured on her career. His talk in Kells on Sunday 22nd October (Church of Ireland at 3pm) will cover some new hitherto unpublished research on the noted Meath patriot and scholar.
Inquiries to Tom French, Hon Sec., 087 4119633, or Julitta Clancy, PRO, tel 01 8259438
Schools of the Ríocht by Dr Christopher McCormack.
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