Events

Published in Issue 2 (March/April 2015), News, Volume 23

March

3 Tues 8pm
Clare & Shannon Archaeological & Historical Societies, Old Ground Hotel, Ennis.
Praying and singing in medieval Ireland, 1000–1600, Frank Lawrence.

6 Fri 7.30pm
NUI Maynooth History Forum, Rhetoric House, South Campus.
The moral economy—how the poor survived in 1830s Ireland, Seán Bagnall.

9 Mon 7.30pm
Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland, 63 Merrion Sq. S.
Building connections: domestic developments in early Georgian Dublin and London, Melanie Hayes.

10 Tues 7pm
Tallaght Historical Society, County Library, Tallaght.
The burning of the Custom House, Michael Ó Dóibhlín & Liz Gillis.

10–17 Tues–Tues
Exhibition, Conway Mill, Falls Road, Belfast.
The political cartoons of the Irish Press.

11 Wed 5.30pm
The Dublin Lectures, Little Museum of Dublin, 15 St Stephen’s Green.
An unofficial history of the Irish Times, Peter Murtagh.

11 Wed 6.30pm
Old Dublin Society, Dublin City Library & Archive, 138–144 Pearse St.
Too many bags in the boat: the 1876 Kingstown lifeboat accident, James Scannell.

11 Wed 5.30pm
The Dublin Lectures, Little Museum of Dublin, 15 St Stephen’s Green.
Tinker, tailor, Shinner, spy—the intelligence war in Dublin during the War of Independence, Ronan Fanning.

12 Thur 8pm
Borrisoleigh Historical Society, Community Centre, Borrisoleigh.
Brendan Bracken, the Borrisoleigh connection, Charles Lysaght.

12 Thur 8pm
Kilmacud Stillorgan Local History Society, Glenalbyn Sports Club, Stillorgan.
Irish women volunteers (VADs) in the Great War, Ciara Cullen & Hubert Mahony. Adm. €3.

12 Thur 8.30pm
Enniskerry History Society, Powerscourt Arms Hotel.
Glendalough: City of God, Chris Barlett. Adm. €3.

13 Fri 8pm
Military History Society of Ireland, Griffith College, South Circular Road.
Waterloo—a close-run thing, Donal O’Carroll.

18 Wed 8pm
Carlow Historical & Archaeological Society, Ballykealy House Hotel, Ballon.
Ballon Hill—a hilltop burial complex, Niall O’Neill & Deirdre Kearney.

19 Thur 7.15pm
Leixlip History Club, Leixlip Library.
‘The rain washed the blood off the streets’—Cumann na mBan and the Red Cross 1914–1916, Ann Matthews.

20 Fri 8pm
Sligo Field Club, Sligo Education Centre, Sligo IT.
Excavations at Caherconnell in the Burren, Michelle Comber.

23 Mon 8pm
CSHIHE/Carlton lecture series, Carlton House, Co. Kildare.
Fighting the world’s most deadly pandemic in 1918–1919: the Kildare story, Ida Milne. Adm. €10. Light refreshments from 7.15pm.

24 Tues 8pm
Howth Peninsula Heritage Society, Howth Angling Centre, West Pier, Howth.
The sinking of the Lusitania: facts, theories and fictions, David Snook. Adm. €5.

25 Wed 6.30pm
Old Dublin Society, Dublin City Library & Archive, 138–144 Pearse St.
Laurence O’Neill, lord mayor of Dublin from 1917 to 1924: patriot and man of peace, Thomas Morrissey SJ.

26 Thur 7.30pm
Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland, 63 Merrion Sq. S.
Ardfert Cathedral, Co. Kerry: the development and role of a cathedral in medieval Ireland as evidenced through archaeological excavation, Fionnbarr Moore.

27 Fri 7.30pm
NUI Maynooth History Forum, Rhetoric House, South Campus.
Hell fire, company-keeping, poitín—Redemptorist parish missions in Ireland revisited, Brendan McConvery.

30 Mon 8pm
Clondalkin Historical Society, Arás Chronáin, Watery Lane.
Trim—fairly typical medieval town, Mary Hayes.

April

1 Wed 8pm
Cill Dara Historical Society, Áras Bhríde, Bride Street, Kildare Town.
Lest we forget—Kildare and the Great Famine, Karl Kiely.

9 Thur 8pm
Kilmacud Stillorgan Local History Society, Glenalbyn Sports Club, Stillorgan.
Crime in Stillorgan 1780–1840, Peter Sobelewski. Adm. €3.

9 Thur 8pm
Mount Merrion Historical Society, Mount Merrion Community Centre, North Avenue.
Gallipoli, Michael Lee. Adm. €4/students €2.

9 Thur 8.30pm
Enniskerry History Society, Powerscourt Arms Hotel.
Irish poets of the Great War, Frank Tracey. Adm. €3.

10 Fri 8pm
Military History Society of Ireland, Griffith College, South Circular Road.
The command and staff structure of the IRA, 1918–21, Tom Brace.

13 Mon 7.30pm
Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland, 63 Merrion Sq. S.
Hervey Montmorency Morres: ’98 rebel, antiquary and impudent genealogist, Conleth Manning.

15 Wed 5.30pm
The Dublin Lectures, Little Museum of Dublin, 15 St Stephen’s Green.
How Ulysses can change your life, Declan Kiberd.

15 Wed 7pm
The Dublin Lectures, Little Museum of Dublin, 15 St Stephen’s Green.
The children of 1916—the untold story of the 41 children killed in the Easter Rising, Joe Duffy.

16 Thur 8pm
Bray Cualann Historical Society, Bray Chamber of Commerce House, 10 Quinsboro Road.
Countdown to 2016: a year to go, Fearghal McGarry. Adm. €4.

17 Fri 8pm
Sligo Field Club, Sligo Education Centre, Sligo IT.
Vikings and the northwest, Michael Gibbons.

20 Mon 8pm
Muskerry Local History Society, Ballincollig Rugby Club.
The Battle of Aubers Ridge and The Last Absolution of the Munsters, Gerry White.

23 Thur 7.15pm
Leixlip History Club, Leixlip Library.
The wreck of the Ceres, St Martin’s Eve, 10 November 1866, Rita Edwards.

24 Fri 8pm
Military History Society of Ireland, Griffith College, South Circular Road.
Gallipoli, 1915—the first phase: the April landings, Mark Phelan.

25 Sat 2pm
Medal Society of Ireland, Mid-Antrim Museum, Ballymena.
Talks on Gallipoli: Origins of campaign, Landings, Ballymena men, Patrick Casey, Austin Fennessy, Dessie Blackwater.
Noreen.mullen@ballymena.gov.uk.

27 Mon 8pm
Clondalkin Historical Society, Arás Chronáin, Watery Lane.
Mount Jerome: a Protestant cemetery, Henry Fairbrother.

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