Events

Published in Issue 3 (May/June 2014), Volume 22

May

1 Thur 8pm
Mount Merrion Historical Society, Mount Merrion Community Centre.
Birth of aviation in Ireland, Paddy Donohue. Adm. ?4.

6 Tues 8.30pm
Kilmacanogue History Society, Glenview Hotel, Glen of the Downs. Do the Irish speak English?, Terry Dolan. Adm. ?3.

7 Wed 8pm
Cumann Seanchais Ard Mhacha, Cardinal Ó Fiaich Memorial Library. Scots Catholics in Ulster, 1603–1641, Brian MacCuarta.

7 Wed 8.30pm
Newbridge Local History Group, Sarsfield GAA Club. The Church of St Michael and All Angels, Millicent, Carita O’Leary.

8–9 Thur–Fri
Historic Houses of Ireland Conference, Aula Maxima, South Campus, NUI Maynooth. The country house & the Great War: the European experience, Christopher Ridgway, Ronan Foley, Brett Irwin, Georgina Laragy, Maeve O’Riordan, Lar Joye, Ian d’Alton, Maurice O’Keeffe, Zsuzsa Sidó, Fidelma Byrne, Terence Dooley, Olwen Purdue, Edward Bujak, John Kirwan, Colm McQuinn, David Murphy, Allen Warren, Paul Holden, Caroline Carr-Whitworth, Dawn Webster, Philip Bull, Mel Farrell, Anthony Fletcher.
Enquiries: cshihe@nuim.ie.

8 Thur 8.30pm
Enniskerry History Society, Powerscourt Arms Hotel. A look at Enniskerry in 1914, James Scannell. Adm. ?3.

9 Fri 8pm
NUI Maynooth History Forum, Rhetoric House. The royal manors of medieval Dublin, Aine Foley.

12 Mon 8pm
Clontarf Historical Society & Raheny Heritage Society, The Clasác, Alfie Byrne Road. 1014–2014, Battle of Clontarf—what new insights?, Seán Duffy, Colm Lennon + others. Adm. ?4.

12 Mon 8pm
Celbridge Historical Society, Celbridge Library. The John Charles McQuaid papers, Margaret Ó hÓghartaigh & Clara Cullen.

13 Tues 7pm
History Ireland Hedge School, National Library of Ireland, Kildare St. Brian Boru, Imperator Scotorum: myth & reality, Seán Duffy, Pat Wallace, Clare O’Halloran, Denis Casey.

13 Tues 7pm
Tallaght Historical Society, County Library, Tallaght. Irish peace keepers, Michael Whelan.

13 Tues 8pm
Genealogical Society of Ireland, Dún Laoghaire College of Further Education. Technology and genealogy from a layperson’s point of view, Maura Flood. Adm. ?3.

15 Thur 8pm
Bray Cualann Historical Society, Bray Methodist Church. A history of Methodism in Bray & north Wicklow, Revd D.A. Levistone Cooney.

15 Thur 7.30pm
Roe Valley Historical Society, Drumachose Church Hall, Main St., Limavady. History of Walworth House, Brian Brown.

15 Thur 7.30pm
Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland, 63 Merrion Square South. Clearing hovels and building homes: an architectural history of Dublin housing, 1930 to 1960, Ellen Rowley.

21 Wed 8pm
Dún Laoghaire Borough Historical Society, Kingston Hotel. Memories of the Theatre Royal, Dublin, Conor Doyle. Adm. ?3.50.

22 Thur 7.15pm
Leixlip History Club, Leixlip Library. World War I & Leixlip, James Durney.

26 Mon 8pm
Clondalkin History Society, Áras Cronáin, Watery Lane. The Battle of Clontarf, 1014, Eimear Ging.

26 Mon 8.30pm
Kill History Group, Parish Meeting Room. Garda mutiny in Kildare, Brian McCarthy.

27 Tues 8pm
Howth Peninsula Heritage Society, Howth Angling Centre. Lockout to Rising: Liberty Hall and the legacy of the 1913 Lockout, Francis Devine.

29 Thur 7.30pm
Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland, 63 Merrion Square South. 800 years of the Book of Kells, Bernard Meehan.

29 Thur 8pm
Rathmines, Ranelagh & Rathgar Historical Society, Rathmines Town Hall. The arrival of the Sisters of St Louis in Rathmines, Sr Éilís Ní Thiarnaigh. Adm. ?3.

June

4 Wed 8pm
Cumann Seanchais Ard Mhacha, Cardinal Ó Fiaich Memorial Library. County Tyrone & the Irish Revolution, Fergal McCluskey.

6 Fri 8pm
NUI Maynooth History Forum, Rhetoric House. Trim’s first cousin, the twelfth-century donjon at Maynooth Castle, Tadgh O’Keeffe.

7–8 Sat–Sun
History Festival of Ireland, Huntington Castle, Clonegal, Co. Carlow. History Ireland Hedge Schools: History and imagination, Kevin Whelan, Stephen Rea, Eoin Colfer, Grace Dyas. Show bands, beat bands & ballads: youth culture of the ’60s & ’70s, Carole Holohan, Donal Fallon, John Ryan (ex-Granny’s Intentions), Niall Toner.

10 Tues 7pm
Tallaght Historical Society, County Library. The story of Rebecca Clarke from Bandon, Co. Cork, Seán Bagnall.

10 Tues 8pm
Genealogical Society of Ireland, Dún Laoghaire College of Further Education. Clans of Ireland: a case study of the O’Donnell Clan, Francis M. O’Donnell. Adm. ?3.

11 Wed 7pm
Dún Laoghaire Borough Historical Society, Northumberland Road, beside Dunne’s Stores. Historical walk of Northumberland and Corrig Park, Colin Scudds.

12 Thur 7.30pm
Society of Friends Historical Library, Quaker House, Stocking Lane, D16. Bulmer Hobson—a Quaker nationalist, Marnie Hay.

15 Sat 10am
Universities Ireland public conference, Belfast City Hall. The road to war, Keith Jeffery, Ian Beckett, Senia Paseta, Colin Reid, Margaret Ward, Timothy Bowman. Enquiries: f.mcgarry@qub.ac.uk.

19 Thur 7.15pm
Leixlip History Club, Leixlip Library.
A city divided: Sunday 13 August 1961—in Berlin for the Wall, John Colgan.

21 Sat 7.30pm
History Ireland Hedge School, Verbal Arts Centre, Bishop Street Within, Derry. Protestant republicans & Catholic royalists: legacies of the Glorious Revolution, Sylvie Kleinman, Breandán MacSuibhne, Ian McBride, Hiram Morgan.

23 Mon 8.30pm
Kill History Group, Parish Meeting Room. Slanty Dan and the Danes: the Ardclough man who caused the Battle of Clontarf, Eoghan Corry.

24 Tues 8pm
Howth Peninsula Heritage Society, Howth Angling Centre. History of the Jameson family, Ian Robertson & Lorcan Blake.

27–29 Fri–Sun
Byrne/Perry Summer School, Gorey, Co. Wexford. The Great War, Conor McNamara, John Gibney, Edward Madigan, Padraig Yeates, Ida Milne, Dáire Keogh, Dermot Meleady, Meredith Meagher, Philip Orr, John Cunningham, Revd Brian Kennaway.
Enquiries: +353(0)53 9421248, info@northwexford.com.

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