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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

Renew your Annual Membership here (€25).


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.

June 18th Talk Postponed

"30 years of the Discovery Programme at Tara"


Unfortunately we have had to postpone this Talk which was due to talk place at  

St Columban's College, Dalgan Park, Navan.

We hope to hold it later in the year.

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

For up-to-date information please check or



Visiting Carlingford (town and castle), Proleek Dolmen,

Faughart Hill, and Grange Church, Co. Louth

Organiser: Fiona Ahern (087 9738763; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Coach collection points and times [to be finalised nearer the date]

Dunshaughlin (Gaelscoil):         8.40-45 am

Ross Cross (bus stop):              8.50

Garlow Cross (optional):           8.55

Navan (Ardboyne Hotel):          9.00-9.10

Kilberry (pub)                          9.30

Programme (approximate times):

10.30:  Ballymascanlon Hotel: tea/coffee and scones

11.15:  Proleek Dolmen and Wedge Tomb

12.00   Carlingford - guided tour of historic village

1.15:    Lunch - tea/coffee and sandwiches in Carlingford Arms

2.15:    Guided tour of St John's Castle, Carlingford

3.30:    Coach trip around Greenore (not alighting from bus)

4.00:    Grange Church - Harry Clarke windows and history of church

4.45:    Hill of Faughart - history and significance of site; visit to grave of Edward Bruce

6.00-7.30: Dinner (Valley Inn, Mullary)

Price: 70.00 euro per person

includes coach, guided tours, morning coffee/tea/scones, lunch and evening meal.

Booking form can be downloaded here

If paying a deposit or by cheque or Postal Order the payment must be accompanied by a booking form.

Alternatively you can pay online at this link



€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.

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