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 9th  (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