Blue Flower

Meath Archaeological and Historical Society
Programme of Events - 2015


THURSDAY, JANUARY 29th Leaving Certificate History Syllabus Dr Patrick Callan St Patrick's Classical School, Navan - 8.00pm

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 12th Launch of Ríocht na Midhe 2015 – 7.30pm By Most Rev Dr Michael Smith (Patron) Lecture – "Seventeenth-century Meath: Messages and Meanings from Local Maps and Surveys" Dr Arnold Horner (UCD School of Geography) Ardboyne Hotel, Navan. Reception and book fair – members and guests: 6.30-7.30pm

TUESDAY, MARCH 10th "Charles Tisdall, Meath landlord and gentleman, 1740-51" Marion Rogan Martry Restaurant, outside Kells – 7.30pm (formerly the Silver Tankard) Tea/coffee/biscuits: 2 euro

THURSDAY, APRIL 16th MAHS Annual General Meeting Lecture - "The Land Commission and the making of Ráth Chairn" Suzanne M. Pegley (NUIM) Navan Library – 7.30pm

SUNDAY, MAY 10th Visit and lecture: "The Boyne Currach" Cliadhbh Ó Gibhne Boyne Currach Heritage Group Currach Centre, Donore - 3.00pm (located west of Brú na Bóinne; map here.

SUNDAY, JUNE 7th Visit to Trim Cathedral and Deanery Noel French - Cathedral Martina Quinn - Deanery Assemble at Trim Cathedral - 2.30pm 

SATURDAY, JUNE 27th Annual excursion - Visiting King House (Boyle), Boyle Abbey, and sites in Leitrim. Bookings: Julitta Clancy (01 8259438); Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  More details here

TUESDAY, JULY 21st "Jim Connell, Meathman and author of the Red Flag" Dr Danny Cusack Iona Hall, Kells – 7.30pm

SUNDAY, AUGUST 30th Visit and lecture - "Negotiating the Liminal at Lough Crew (Sliabh na Caillíghe)" Lynda McCormack (Archaeology Dept, NUIG) Site visit, Carnbane East – 1.30pm (assemble at car park) Lecture, Oldcastle Library – 3.00pm

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26th Decade of Centenaries Seminar (No. 2) In association with the Meath Peace Group Talks on "Ireland and the Great War"; "History, Commemoration and the 1915-16 period" and panel discussions. Speakers to include Dr Keith Jeffery (QUB), Professor Eunan O'Halpin (TCD), Noel French, and others St Columban's College, Dalgan Park – 9.30am Admission: 5 euro (tea/coffee and light lunch

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 4th "Peter Gallegan of Ardamagh, 1793-1860: schoolmaster, collector and scribe" Declan Cooney, MA (In association with the O'Carolan Harp and Cultural Festival) Community Hall, Nobber - 3.00pm

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 29th "The Great Irish Famine" Dr Ciarán Reilly (NUIM) St Columban's College, Dalgan Park – 7.30pm

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 24th "Meath and the Bruce Invasion of Ireland, 1315" Professor Sean Duffy (TCD) Church of Ireland, Kells – 7.30pm


Contact: Tom French, Hon. Sec. – 087 4119633.
Voluntary contributions are accepted at lectures and outings