"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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2024 Ríocht na Midhe contents

  1. The Moynagh Lough Project: an update on post-excavation research. Michael Potterton
  2. Final Report on the research Excavations at Newgrange Farm Cursus 2018. Geraldine Stout, Michael Stout with others.
  3. Secundinus - The Lost Apostle of Ireland. Noel French
  4. The Kings of the Reputed Descendants of Lóegaire of Tara c. 642- 1160. Eoghan Moore
  5. The Borough of Newtown Trim and the road to Trim. Finola O'Carroll
  6. Stolen by night in 1007: A Crux in the History of the Book of Kells. Cormac Bourke
  7. Saint Erc's Hermitage. George Knight
  8. The Origins and Interconnections of Three Eighteenth Century Landowners in the Barony of Demifore, Co. Meath. Una Palcic
  9. Heraldic Gateways, a Fotetaste of Splendours to come. Séamus Bellew
  10. From obscurity to the halls of the Great: a Meath Portraitist and art administrator - Martin Cregan, PRHA (1788-1870). Frank Cogan
  11. From Drumconrath to Van Dieman's Land: John Donnellan Balfe (1816-80). Danny Cusack
  12. Some Trim Townlands, 1821-1911. Aileen Wynne
  13. The Life and Legacy of a Troubled Earl. Edward Henry Stuart Bligh 7th Earl of Darnley, 1851-1900. Bernard Walsh
  14. Having been myself a native of Meath, Máire Ní Raghallaigh (1867-1941). Larry Ward

And various book reviews and reports from the Council.

Volume 35

Dates for your diary:

SATURDAY, JULY 20th : Guided tour of Townley Hall (Tullyallen) with Brendan Kiernan (11am).
Bookings: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.: Admission 10 euro. Organiser: Julitta Clancy (086 0562177)

SUNDAY, SEPT 8TH : Guided tour of Sonairte monument (Laytown) with Finola O'Carroll (3pm).
Bookings: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; Sonairte Ecology Centre (A92 D9XH)

MAHS Inquiries: Tom French, Hon. Sec. (087 4119633)

€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.

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

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