Events

Published in Editorial, Issue 3 (May/June 2015), Volume 23

MAY

33 Tues 8.30pm
Kilmacanogue History Society, Glenview Hotel, Glen of the Downs.
The GPO—200 years of history, Stephen Ferguson. Adm. €3.

7 Thur 11.30am
RMS Lusitania centenary lecture, Bray Library, Eglinton Road.
The last voyage of the RMS Lusitania, James Scannell.

7 Thur 6.30pm
National Print Museum, Beggars Bush Barracks, Haddington Road.
‘The embrace of love’: the censoring of Kate O’Brien, Eibhear Walsh. Booking: info@nationalprintmuseum.ie.

7 Thur 8pm
Mount Merrion Historical Society, Community Centre, North Avenue.
For the sake of peat: an insight into the byways and narrow-gauge railways of Bord na Móna, Seán Cain. Adm. €4/student €2.

8 Fri 7.30pm
NUI Maynooth History Forum, Rhetoric House, South Campus.
Schools in Dublin in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, Rob Goodbody.

10 Sun 3pm
Meath Archaeological & Historical Society, Currach Centre, Donore.
The Boyne currach, Cliadhbh Ó Gibhne.

11 Mon 7.30pm
Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland, 63 Merrion Square S.
Animal and ornament: shared visual traditions in the insular world, Coollen Tiomas.

12 Tues 7pm
Tallaght Historical Society, County Library.
Collections of the Irish Air Corps Museum, Michael Whelan.

12 Tues 8pm
Genealogical Society of Ireland, Dún Laoghaire College of Further Education.
Family crests, Tom Mullin. Adm. €3.

12 Tues 8.30pm
Skerries Historical Society, Keane’s Bus Bar.
Floravilla, George Hand and Carmel Power.

13 May–29 Aug
St Patrick’s Cathedral: an architectural exhibition, Irish Architectural Archive, 45 Merrion Square.
Tues–Fri, 10am–5pm.

14 Thur 8.30pm
Enniskerry History Society, Powerscourt Arms Hotel.
Motoring in the early 20th century, James Scannell. Adm. €4.

15–16 Fri–Sat
Knocklong Commemorative Seminar, Co. Limerick.
Lectures on Seán Hogan and ex-servicemen in Munster during the War of Independence; www.Facebook.com/KnocklongHistory.

15 Fri 8pm
Sligo Field Club, Education Centre, Sligo IT.
Ramblings in the Irish Iron Age: Celts & Romans, leprechauns & ley-lines, Richard Warner.

19 Tues 8 p.m.
Foxrock Local History Club, Pastoral Centre, beside Foxrock RC Church.
Gallipoli 100 years on, Cmdt Tony Roe. Adm. €5.

20 Wed 5.30pm
The Dublin Lectures, Little Museum of Dublin, 15 St Stephen’s Green.
Spying on Dublin in World War II, Eunan O’Halpin.

20 Wed 7pm
The Dublin Lectures, Little Museum of Dublin, 15 St Stephen’s Green.
Dublin’s Nazis, David O’Donoghue.

20 Wed 8pm
Dún Laoghaire Borough Historical Society, Royal Marine Hotel.
Captain Herman Goertz, the German secret agent who came in uniform, James Scannell. Adm. €3.50/retired €2.

21 Thur 8pm
Bray Cualann Historical Society, 10 Quinsboro Road.
Maritime disasters: RMS Lusitania 1915, & RMS Leinster 1918, Brian White. Adm. €4.

25 Mon 8pm
Clondalkin Historical Society, Áras Chronáin, Watery Lane.
Last voyage of the RMS Lusitania, James Scannell.

28 Thur 8pm
Rathmines, Ranelagh & Rathgar Historical Society, Rathmines Town Hall.
The Theatre Royal, Conor Doyle. Adm. €3.

JUNE

5 Fri 7.30pm
NUI Maynooth History Forum, Rhetoric House, South Campus.
The transportation of women from Kildare to Van Dieman’s Land in 1849, Catherine Fleming.

7 Sun 2.30pm
Meath Archaeological & Historical Society, Trim Cathedral and deanery.
Guided tour, Noel French & Martina Quinn.

9 Tues 7pm
Tallaght Historical Society, County Library.
How the poor survived in 18th-century Ireland, Seán Bagnall.

9 Tues 8pm
Genealogical Society of Ireland, Dún Laoghaire College of Further Education.
DMP casualties during the War of Independence, part 2, James Scannell.

17 Wed 5.30pm
The Dublin Lectures, Little Museum of Dublin, 15 St Stephen’s Green.
Up the ban: the GAA in the 1960s, Paul Rouse.

17 Wed 7pm
The Dublin Lectures, Little Museum of Dublin, 15 St Stephen’s Green.
A republic once again? Fintan O’Toole.

24 Wed 8pm
Cill Dara Historical Society, in association with the Curragh Racecourse and the Co. Kildare Federation of Local History Groups, Kildare House Hotel.
150 years of the Irish Derby.

27 Sat All day
Meath Archaeological & Historical Society
Excursion to King House (Boyle), Boyle Abbey and the Arigna Mining Experience. Enquiries: julittaclancey@mahs.ie, 01-8259438.

27 Fri–29 Sat
Byrne/Perry Summer School, Gorey Public Library, Co. Wexford.
‘Glorious forever’…? Regional perspectives on the 1916 Rising.
Martin Mansergh, Conor McNamara, John Gibney, Martin O’Donoghue, Philip Orr, Meredith Meagher, Ida Milne, Liz Gillis, Margaret McAuliffe, Ruan O’Donnell, Brian Hanley, Lorcan Collins. Enquiries: conor.mcnamara4@mail.dcu.ie, +353 (0)85 7069211.

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