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Meath Archaeological and Historical Society Programme of Events  - 2019

 

MONDAY, JANUARY 7 “The First Dáil, 1919, and its Impact”

- John Bruton (former Taoiseach).

Introduction by Noel French: “Eamon Duggan, first TD for South Meath”

Venue: St Nicholas Primary School, Longwood, Co. Meath - 8 pm

           

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20 Launch of Ríocht na Midhe 2019 – 7.30pm

By Dr Edel Bhreathnach (Patron),

followed by lecture – “The Ardagh Hoard: Discovery, Acquisition and Controversy” 
by 
 Raghnall Ó Floinn, former Director of the National Museum of Ireland.

Venue: Ardboyne Hotel, Navan

Reception and book fair – members and guests: 6.30-7.30pm

                       

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20 Séamus Mac Gabhann Lecture -

“The Geography of the Mechanisation of Agriculture in Ireland in the 20th Century”

by Professor Jim Walsh (Maynooth University)

Venue: Trim Castle Hotel, Bective Suite - 8:00 pm

 

TUESDAY,  APRIL 16

Annual General Meeting

followed by lecture - “The Boyne in Medieval Myth and Literature

by Dr Clodagh Downey (NUIG)

Venue: Navan Library - 7pm*

                                                           

SUNDAY, MAY 19

Guided walking tour of Ballivor and re-enactment of the taking of the RIC Barracks in 1919 -

Noel French, MCC, MAHS

Assemble at church in the middle of Ballivor at 3 pm

 

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 22

Annual excursion - details to be announced.

Organisers: Julitta Clancy and Fiona Ahern.

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SUNDAY, JULY 28

Guided tour and lecture on Girley Bog

by Dr Kate Flood (MAHS)

Assemble at Girley Bog - 3 pm

 

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 15

“T. E. Lawrence – his career and Irish connections”

by Dr David Murphy

Venue: Clonmellon Parish Hall, Clonmellon, Co. Westmeath  - 3 pm

 

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20

 “Tlachtga (Hill of Ward) and The Late Neolithic Landscape” -

 by Dr Steve Davis (UCD)

Venue: Áras an Phobail, Ráth Chairn - 3 pm

 

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17

“The Life and Times of Napper Tandy”

by Brendan Matthews

Venue: GAA Hall, Stamullen - 3 pm

 

 

Contact: Tom French, Hon. Sec. – 087 4119633

Voluntary contributions are accepted at lectures and outings.