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.
€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.
Next M. A. H. S. Programme Event.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 7 at 3:00 pm in Oldcastle Library.
This talk replaces the previously planned one.
Captivity - A Sideshow Story: Incarceration of aliens and residents in Meath and Tipperary during the First World War
During the First World War Ireland housed three groups of captives. The first group consisted of those who were interned or imprisoned as a result of nationalist activity associated with the Easter Rising. The other two groups had their freedoms curtailed as a result of the war. As with other accounts of Irish history of the period the nationalist prisoners are remembered while those imprisoned because of the war are overlooked. This is a story of the state’s incarceration of military and civilian prisoners in Oldcastle workhouse and Templemore barracks and attitudes to those detained.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28 “DISSENT AND REACTION: LAURENCE GINNELL, WORLD WAR I AND THE IRISH QUESTION”
Dr. Paul Hughes (QUB)
Annebrook House Hotel, Mullingar – 3.00pm
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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