Blue Flower

Contents

  • George Francis Eogan: a retrospective by Geraldine Stout.
  • An Elizabethan McCabe? by Brian McCabe.
  • Navan: the Earl of Essex, Baroness de Ros and the Crown lands in the early 19th century by Timothy O'Neill.
  • Newsnotworthrelating: the hanging of Walter Evers, 10 June 1642 by Joseph Byrne.
  • Westmeat News: Gleanings from The Standard & River Plate News, Buenos Aires, 1870-76 by Edward Walsh.
  • Kate Magee of Kilmainhamwood: mother of a Tasmanian political dynasty by Danny Cusack.
  • Selling Bicycles in Meath in the late Victorian and Edwardian Era by Brian Griffin.
  • St Patrick's College, Maynooth, the Irish language revival effort and the Meath-men who made their mark by Tracey Ní Mhaonaigh.
  • Virginia Road Railway (1863 - 1963) - a Social History by John Smith.
  • Emper: A Westmeath Rural Parish and its People in 1901 by Seán Byrne.
  • A shooting and hostage taking in a time of Truce and Treaty by Noel French.
  • The files of the Special Infantry Corp and Meath, 1923 by John Connolly.
  •  'Back to the Land': agrarian agitation and activism for land redistribution in County Meath, 1918 - 1923 by Aidan Gilsenan.
  • A Look Back at Royal Meath - Donnchadh Ó Meachair's Short History of Meath by Frank Cogan.

Book Rieviews

 Reviewer  Author and Book Title
 Una Palcic  Aidan Clarke, 1641 Depositions, Volume V, Kildare & Meath
 Tom French  Navan and District Historical Society, Navan Its People and Its Past
 Thomas Earls Fitzgerald  Miles Dungan, Four Killings, Land Hunger, Murder and Family in the Irish Revolution
 Thomas Earls Fitzgerald  Jim O'Leary, The Robinstown Affair: A War of Independence Story
 Frank Cogan  Fiona Murray and Eda Saggara, The Men and Women of the Anglo-Irish Treaty Delegations 1921
 John Bruton  Peter Connell (in association with Mary Hayes), Eamon Duggan, Counsel to the Revolution
 Joe Mooney  Charles M. Carletta, For the Grass of a Cow: Marion Tiernan's Irish Ancestors from Co. Meath to St Lawrence County, New York 1820 - 1999
 Joe Mooney  Bonnie Davidson Miller, Darlene K. Edwards, Three Emigrants from Cloughrea: The Stories of Jack, Julia, Anne and Mary Matthews: their birthplace, their lives, their descendants and Ancestors

Meath Archaeological and Historical Society

Programme of Events - 2022

 

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2

“PEADER COWAN (1903-1962)

- GAA Administrator and Political Maverick”

Dr Tom Hunt

Zoom presentation - 8pm

  

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23

“MEATH AND THE ANGLO-IRISH TREATY 1921”

Dr Peter Connell, Tim McKenna, Julitta Clancy

Columbanus Hall, Navan - 8.00pm

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 16

“HUGH DE LACY - 850th ANNIVERSARY OF THE GRANT OF MEATH TO HUGH DE LACY, 1172

Noel French

Launch by Sean Drew (Cathaoirleach MCC) and Frank Cogan (President MAHS)

The Stockhouse, Finnegan's Way, Trim - 2pm

 

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27

LAUNCH OF RÍOCHT NA MIDHE 2022

By Dr Edel Bhreathnach (Patron) followed by lecture –

“CLIMATE AND IRISH SOCIETY

- PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE”

Dr John Sweeney

(Maynooth University) Ardboyne Hotel, Navan - 7.30pm

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

 

 FRIDAY, MAY 27

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

followed by panel discussion

“COUNTY ARCHIVES AND THE LOCAL HISTORIAN”

with County Archivist Patricia Fallon and other local experts

Navan Library

- 7.00pm

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 25th

ANNUAL EXCURSION

Half day outing - Visiting Rokeby House, Old Mellifont Abbey and Monasterboice, Co. Louth.

Programme (all times approximate) is 1:30 Rokeby House

3:30 Old Mellifont Abbey

5:00 Monasterboice

6:00 - 7:30 Evening Meal

COST: €60 per person.

Please contact the organisers for details and bus times / route:

Fiona Ahern (087-9738763) or Julitta Clancy (086-0562177)

 

WEDNESDAY, JULY 20    “THE 5TH MEATH BATTALION AND CUMANN NA MBAN”

Frank Cogan and Tracey Holsgrove

Oldcastle Library - 7.30pm

 

SUNDAY, AUGUST 21

A WALK IN THE BOG

Guided walk with Kate Flood and the Killyconny Bog Project

St Kilian's Heritage Centre

Mullagh, Co. Cavan - 2pm

 

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1

Séamus MacGabhann Lecture

“EPIC MAN, EPIC TALE - FR ROBERT CALLARY AND THE TÁIN BÓ CÚAILGNE”

Dr Paul Gosling

Kells Courthouse Tourism and Cultural Hub - 7.30pm

 

 SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9

George Eogan Memorial Lecture

“EXCAVATIONS AT DOWTH HALL”

Dr Clíodhna Ní Lionáin

(Project Archaeologist, Devenish Lands at Dowth)

Conyngham Arms Hotel, Slane - 3pm

 

 

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 23

LEX INNOCENTIUM - THE LAW OF INNOCENTS

Dr James Houlihan

St Columban's College, Dalgan Park, Navan - 7.30pm

 

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 4

“DROGHEDA GRAMMAR SCHOOL, 1659-2019”

John McCullen

Drogheda Grammar School - 3.00pm

 

 


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

Voluntary contributions are accepted at lectures and outings

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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19th at 7:30 pm.

LAUNCH OF “Ríocht na Midhe 2020”

by Dr Michael Smith, Bishop Emeritus.

Venue: Ardboyne Hotel, Navan, Co. Meath. C15 C9YA

 

This will be followed by a lecture "THE DISCOVERY OF THE MEDIEVAL MONASTERY SITE AT BEAMORE, CO. MEATH in 2019" Speaker - Geraldine Stout, MRIA,

 

 

 

Inquiries to Tom French, Hon Sec., 087 4119633, or Julitta Clancy, PRO, tel 01 8259438

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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ph: 087-9738763

 

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: St John's Church, Main St., 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.