Events

Published in Editorial, Issue 5 (September/October 2015), Volume 23

SEPTEMBER

02 Wed 8pm
Cill Dara Historical Society, Áras Bhríde, Kildare Town.
The Malones of Claregate Street.

07 Mon 8pm
Celbridge History Group, Celbridge Library.
Art O’Connor (Judge) of Elm Hall—Ireland’s unknown president, James Durney.

07 Mon 7.30pm
Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland, 63 Merrion Square South.
Resurrecting the Renaissance tombs of St Mary’s Church, Kilkenny, Cóilín Ó Drisceoil.

08 Tues 8.15pm
Skerries Historical Society, Keane’s Bus Bar, Skerries.
Balrothery workhouse, Janet Martin.

10 Thur 8pm
Kilmacud–Stillorgan Historical Society, Function Room, Glenalbyn, Stillorgan.
Scrambling for the bones of the 1916 patriots, Diarmaid Ferriter. Adm. €3.

16 Wed 8pm
Dún Laoghaire Borough Historical Society, Royal Marine Hotel.
Nurses from Dublin in the Great War, Michael O’Flaherty.

17 Thur 8pm
History Ireland Hedge School, Glasnevin Cemetery Visitor Centre.
Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa: his life and afterlife, Carla King, Judith Campbell, Conor McNamara, Shane Kenna.

18 Fri 7pm
Naas Local History Group, Naas Community Library, Harbour View.
The brothers O’Kelly: writers, poets, editors, nationalists, James Durney.

18 Fri 8pm
Sligo Field Club, Sligo Education Centre.
Women in the era of the American Civil War—a Sligo and an Irish angle, Aidan O’Hara.

19 Sat 2.30pm
Great Western Front Association (Dublin), Lecture Theatre, NMI, Collins Barracks.
Thoroughbred Irishmen: Black Watch volunteers in Dublin before the Great War, Ian Montgomery.

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

23 Wed 7pm
Little Museum of Dublin, 15 St Stephen’s Green.
A Republic once again?, Fintan O’Toole.

24 Thur 7.30pm
Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland, 63 Merrion Square South.
A quaint building reared again: nineteenth-century conservation, restoration and transformation of stone forts in the west of Ireland, Claire Cotter.

25 Fri 8pm
History Ireland Hedge School, Dublin Festival of History (venue TBC).
The beautiful game or the garrison game? League of Ireland football, Donal Fallon, Cormac Moore, Brian Hanley, Mick Wallace TD.

26 Sat 9.30am
Meath Archaeological & Historical Society (in assoc. with Meath Peace Group), St Columban’s College, Dalgan Park.
Seminar on 1915–16 period, Keith Jeffery, Fearghal McGarry, Eunan O’Halpin, Ethna Cantwell, Fiona Ahern, Noel French, Ultan Courtney, Danny Cusack. Adm. €5.
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29 Tues 8pm
OPW Castletown House, Hunting Room, Stable Wing, Castletown House, Celbridge.
Taking tea with the Georgians—the mat-erial culture of tea and coffee drinking, Alison Fitzgerald. Adm. €5.

OCTOBER

01 Thur 7.45pm
History Ireland Hedge School, Bohs 125, Dalymount Park, Members’ Bar.
Dublin 1890—when Bohs were born, Donal Fallon, Ciaran Priestly, Mary McAulliffe, David Dickson.

04 Sun 3pm
Meath Archaeological & Historical Society, Community Hall, Nobber.
Peter Gallegan of Ardamagh, 1793–1860: schoolmaster, collector and scribe, Declan Cooney.

05 Mon 7.30pm
Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland, 63 Merrion Square South.
We need to talk about St Kevin . . . new archaeological discoveries at Glendalough, Graeme Warren & Conor McDermott.

05 Mon 8pm
Celbridge History Group, Celbridge Library.
Shackleton, great explorers—Everest, South Georgia, North-West Passage, Frank Nugent.

05 Mon 8pm
Naas Local History Society, Town House Hotel, Naas.
The showband scene in Naas, Pat Lonergan.

08 Thur 8pm
Kilmacud–Stillorgan Historical Society, Function Room, Glenalbyn, Stillorgan.
Stillorgan to Blackrock 75 years ago, Brian MacAongusa. Adm. €3.

13 Tues 8pm
Genealogical Society of Ireland, Dún Laoghaire College of Further Education.
Famine roads and ghost villages of County Mayo, Charles Egan.

15 Thur 8pm
Bray Cualann Historical Society, 10 Prince of Wales Tce, Quinsboro Road.
John Redmond: the national leader, Dermot Meleady. Adm. €4.

15 Thur 8pm
Clare Roots Society, Old Ground Hotel, Ennis.
An Post’s ‘Letters, Lives and Liberty’, Stephen Ferguson.

15 Thur 8pm
History Ireland Hedge School, Red Line Book Festival, Civic Theatre, Tallaght.
Patrick Pearse: proto-fascist eccentric or visionary?, Joost Augusteijn, Roisin Higgins, John Gibney, Ruth Dudley Edwards.

21 Wed 5.30pm
Little Museum of Dublin, 15 St Stephen’s Green.
Chuck Feeney: the billionaire who wasn’t, Conor O’Cleary.

21 Wed 7pm
Little Museum of Dublin, 15 St Stephen’s Green.
Was James Connolly the greatest Irishman of the twentieth century?, Padraig Yeates.

21 Wed 8pm
Dún Laoghaire Borough Historical Society, Royal Marine Hotel, Marine Road.
Dublin 1756–1847, Historic Town Atlas, Rob Goodbody.

22 Thur 7.30pm
Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland, 63 Merrion Square South.
Frank Mitchell Lecture: Living stones: archaeology and geology at Knockroe passage tomb, Muiris O’Sullivan.

27 Tues 8pm
Howth Peninsula Heritage Society, Howth Angling Centre, West Pier.
The Theatre Royal, Conor Doyle.

27 Tues 8pm
OPW Castletown House, Hunting Room, Stable Wing, Castletown House.
Castletown House, a model for design education, Patsey Bodkin. Adm. €5.

29 Thur 8pm
Bray Cualann Historical Society, 10 Prince of Wales Tce, Quinsboro Road.
The Medieval Bray Project, phase 1: the Ravenswell—the forgotten tenth-century border of the Hiberno-Norse kingdom of Dublin, David McLeavy. Adm. €4.

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