Blue Flower

Meath Archaeological and Historical Society

Programme of Events 2017



THURSDAY, JANUARY 26th, 8:00 pm. Lecture - Leaving Certificate History Syllabus by Dr. Patrick Callan. Venue: St Patrick’s Classical School, Navan

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1st, 7:30 pm. Launch of Ríocht na Midhe 2017 – 7.30pm by Thomas Pakenham (Patron)
followed by lecture – “Tullynally: the evolution of house and landscape,  1740–1840” Thomas Pakenham (Tullynally Castle) Venue: Ardboyne Hotel, Navan. Reception and book fair – members and guests: 6.30–7.30pm

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22nd, 8:00 pm. Séamus macGabhann Lecture:
“The Big House, land and revolution in Ireland 1917–23”
Professor Terry Dooley (maynooth University) Venue: St Columban’s College, Dalgan Park, Navan, Co. Meath.

TUESDAY, APRIL 25th, 8:00 pm. Annual General meeting followed by lecture –
“Nicholas Tuite in the West Indies” by Peter Tuite
Venue: Oldcastle Library.

SUNDAY, MAY 28th, 3:00 pm. Visit: “Hill of Uisneach” with Ruth Illingworth.
Venue: Assemble at Hill of Uisneach – 3.00 pm

SATURDAY, JUNE 24thVisiting Monaghan (Monaghan Co. Museum and St Macartan's Cathedral, etc), and the Ulster-American Folk Park, Omagh, Co. Tyrone.
Organiser: Julitta Clancy.
Coach picking up at Dunshaughlin, Ross Cross, Navan,Wilkinstown, Nobber and Kingscourt.

SATURDAY, JULY 22nd, 3:00 pm. Visit – “Mullingar Cathedral and Church of Ireland” with Ruth Illingworth.
Venue: Assemble at Mullingar Cathedral – 3.00pm

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 5th, 8:00 pm. Lecture – “Excavations at Donacarney” by Antoine Giacometti
Venue: Church of Ireland Parish Centre, Jullianstown.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 22nd, 3:00 pm. Lecture – “Alice Stopford Green, her visit to St Helena, the Boer War and Irish Nationalism” Dr. Angus Mitchell (University of Limerick). Venue: Church of Ireland, Kells.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16th, 8:00 pm. Lecture – “Excavations at Bective Abbey” by Dr. Geraldine Stout
Venue: Trim Library – 8.00pm


Contact: Tom French, Hon. Sec. – 087 4119633. Voluntary contributions are accepted at lectures and outings. membership €25 annually – for details visit our website at