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."
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Ríocht na Midhe 2022
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.
The Council members at the recent launch of Ríocht na Midhe in the Ardboyne Hotel.
Now that the COVID-19 restrictions are being eased, it is hoped that we can gradually resume our programme of events, though always fully respecting all government health guidelines in force.
The next MAHS event is a guided walk at Killyconny Bog with Kate Flood and the Killyconny Bog Project:
on Sunday August 21st 2022. Maurice Eakin, Wetland Ecologist with the National Parks and Wildlife will also be present to discuss the recent restoration works at the bog.
We will meet at St Kilian's Heritage Centre, Mullagh, Co. Cavan at 2pm.
There will be coach transport from the Heritage Centre to the bog due to very limited parking at the site so prior booking is essential. It will be on a first come (email!) basis up to the maximum number that can be accommodated.
This event is being supported by https://lawaters.ie/water-heritage-day/
Please note that there is a date change for the advertised event in The Conyngham Arms Hotel, Slane at the beginning of October. It is now set for Sunday October 9th. Same time, 3:00 pm. Same location.
The Council of the MAHS hopes our members will enjoy these events and will observe all the required social distancing guidelines in doing so.
Inquiries to Tom French, Hon Sec., 087 4119633.
For up-to-date information please check www.mahs.ie or www.facebook.com/MeathSociety/
€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.
The most recent recipient, Aidan Gilsenan being congratulated by Séamus MacGabhann.