Meath Archaeological and Historical Society
Programme of Events - 2015
THURSDAY, JANUARY 29th Leaving Certificate History Syllabus Dr Patrick Callan St Patrick's Classical School, Navan - 8.00pm
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 12th Launch of Ríocht na Midhe 2015 – 7.30pm By Most Rev Dr Michael Smith (Patron) Lecture – "Seventeenth-century Meath: Messages and Meanings from Local Maps and Surveys" Dr Arnold Horner (UCD School of Geography) Ardboyne Hotel, Navan. Reception and book fair – members and guests: 6.30-7.30pm
TUESDAY, MARCH 10th "Charles Tisdall, Meath landlord and gentleman, 1740-51" Marion Rogan Martry Restaurant, outside Kells – 7.30pm (formerly the Silver Tankard) Tea/coffee/biscuits: 2 euro
THURSDAY, APRIL 16th MAHS Annual General Meeting Lecture - "The Land Commission and the making of Ráth Chairn" Suzanne M. Pegley (NUIM) Navan Library – 7.30pm
SUNDAY, MAY 10th Visit and lecture: "The Boyne Currach" Cliadhbh Ó Gibhne Boyne Currach Heritage Group Currach Centre, Donore - 3.00pm (located west of Brú na Bóinne; map here.
SUNDAY, JUNE 7th Visit to Trim Cathedral and Deanery Noel French - Cathedral Martina Quinn - Deanery Assemble at Trim Cathedral - 2.30pm
TUESDAY, JULY 21st "Jim Connell, Meathman and author of the Red Flag" Dr Danny Cusack Iona Hall, Kells – 7.30pm
SUNDAY, AUGUST 30th Visit and lecture - "Negotiating the Liminal at Lough Crew (Sliabh na Caillíghe)" Lynda McCormack (Archaeology Dept, NUIG) Site visit, Carnbane East – 1.30pm (assemble at car park) Lecture, Oldcastle Library – 3.00pm
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26th Decade of Centenaries Seminar (No. 2) In association with the Meath Peace Group Talks on "Ireland and the Great War"; "History, Commemoration and the 1915-16 period" and panel discussions. Speakers to include Dr Keith Jeffery (QUB), Professor Eunan O'Halpin (TCD), Noel French, and others St Columban's College, Dalgan Park – 9.30am Admission: 5 euro (tea/coffee and light lunch
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 4th "Peter Gallegan of Ardamagh, 1793-1860: schoolmaster, collector and scribe" Declan Cooney, MA (In association with the O'Carolan Harp and Cultural Festival) Community Hall, Nobber - 3.00pm
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 29th "The Great Irish Famine" Dr Ciarán Reilly (NUIM) St Columban's College, Dalgan Park – 7.30pm
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 24th "Meath and the Bruce Invasion of Ireland, 1315" Professor Sean Duffy (TCD) Church of Ireland, Kells – 7.30pm
Contact: Tom French, Hon. Sec. – 087 4119633.
Voluntary contributions are accepted at lectures and outings