Blue Flower

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)

 

THURSDAY, JULY 21    “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  (Please note change of date.)

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