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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

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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



Ríocht na Midhe 2022

Click here to see the Contents of the 2022 Ríocht na Midhe.


Your subscription includes membership of the Society for the year and 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.


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The Council members at a recent launch of Ríocht na Midhe in the Ardboyne Hotel.



Programme 2023.


"Cricket in South Meath, 1860-1950"
is the topic of the next Meath Archaeological and Historical Society lecture which will take place on Wednesday 8 November at 7.30pm in the Oak Centre, Dunboyne (off Maynooth Road, beside St Peter's Church of Ireland). The speaker is Adam Burke, MA, a native of Rathcore and teacher at Coláiste na Mí, Johnstown, Co. Meath. Adam's research, as documented in his recent publication,  Wielding the Willow, has opened up the history of cricket in south Meath, revealing a game that "extended beyond the preserve of the elite" and became the game of the farm labourer and general labourer in the decades after the Great Famine and well into the 20th century.  
All welcome.


Inquiries to Tom French, Hon Sec., 087 4119633.

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€500 Prizes for Postgraduate Research

The Meath Archaeological and Historical Society and Meath County Council Heritage Forum offer prizes of up to €500 for postgraduate research in any discipline, commencing 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.


Séamus MacGabhann and Aidan Gilsenan
The most recent recipient, Aidan Gilsenan being congratulated by Séamus MacGabhann.

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