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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

Annual Subscription €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 2021

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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.


Resumption of Programme 2021.

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

Now that the COVID-19 restrictions are being eased, it is hoped that we can gradually resume our programme of events, though always in full respect for the government health guidelines in force.

On Sunday, 26 September at 3 pm., an outdoor outing, with up to 40 participants, will be held at Beamore, Drogheda, to visit the recently discovered archaeological site of a 13th c. Cistercian monastery.

Dr Geraldine Stout will give a guided tour of the site.

For details and booking please contact MAHS on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


On 7 October, at 8 pm, an online lecture for members on Zoom will be presented by Laura McCloskey, medieval art historian, on ‘The Columban Influence on Insular Manuscript Illumination: A New Appraisal of Meaning and Image in Durrow and Kells’ – in recognition of the 1500th anniversary of St Colmcille’s brith.

Numbers are limited to 100 and this is being held in conjunction with the Kells Colmcille 1500 festival.

Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. as places will be given on a first-come, first-served basis.


On Sunday, 19 October, at 3 pm at the Parish Hall, Dunshaughlin, Michael Heney, author of a recent best-seller on the subject, will deliver a lecture on “The Arms Crisis, 1970”. Up to 70 may attend; for this and all indoor events, proof of full vaccination will be required. Booking not open yet.

 A lecture by Noel French, MCC and Peter Connell will be held in the Columbanus Hall, Navan on 11 November at 8 pm on the subject of ‘The Local Elections of 1920’.

On Sunday, 5 December, at 8 pm., Mr John McCullen will deliver a talk on Drogheda Grammar School, 1659-2019, at Drogheda Grammar School.

The Council of the MAHS hopes our members will enjoy these events and will observe all the required social distancing guidelines in doing so.

For up-to-date information please see or


€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.

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