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 2021
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.
Next M. A. H. S. Programme Event.
"The Robinstown Affair, A War of Independence Story."
At lunch time on Ash Wednesday, February 9th 1921, eleven lorries containing a mixed force of Auxiliaries, regular RIC and soldiers, descended on the quiet Meath village of Robinstown. Their target was a property owned by the Chandler family. In the course of the search that followed, they terrorised the occupants, damaged the building, destroyed belongings and stole a large amount of food, drink and other articles. A smaller group, consisting of Auxiliaries only, returned that night and embarked on a renewed orgy of drunken looting.
The then Commandant of the Auxiliaries in Ireland, General Crozier, investigated the matter and punished the miscreants. His disciplinary actions set in train a sequence of events that led to his resignation, and propelled the affair to the top of the political agenda. The circumstances and significance of Crozier’s resignation were at the centre of a number of exchanges in the House of Commons, and featured prominently in newspaper coverage over the weeks that followed. There was even talk that the affair might bring down the government of the day.
This book tells the story of the Robinstown raids and their aftermath, against the background of Ireland’s War of Independence, and the story of the Chandlers, the family at the centre of the original outrage.
The author: Jim O’Leary is an economist, writer and researcher who has had a life-long interest in history. He lives in Kilmessan, Co Meath.
By Zoom on Wednesday the 7th of April, 2021 starting at 7:30 pm.
Inquiries to Tom French, Hon Sec., 087 4119633.
Due to the present situation with SARS Covid-19 we have paused all events requiring the physical presence of people.
€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.