Events

Published in Editorial, Issue 5 (September/October), Volume 22

September

1 Mon 8pm
Celbridge Historical Society, Celbridge Library.
The quiet quarterback—Protestants and the GAA, Ida Milne.

6 Sat 11.30pm
Bray Cualann Historical Society, Ballywaltrim Library, Boghall Road.
County Wicklow’s reaction to the outbreak of World War I, James Scannell.

8 Mon 7.30pm
Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland, 63 Merrion Square S.
Helen Roe Memorial Lecture: Eighty years of the Book of Kells, Bernard Meehan.

9 Tues 8pm
Genealogical Society of Ireland, Dún Laoghaire FE Institute, Cumberland Street.
Irish genealogy online: the digital revolution, Brian Donovan. Contribution ?4.

1 Thur 8pm
Kilmacud Stillorgan Local History Society, Glenalbyn Sports Club, Stillorgan.
Ireland’s ancient stones, Frank Tracy. Contribution ?3.

12–15 Fri–Sun
26th Desmond Greaves Annual School, Ireland Institute, 27 Pearse Street.
Ideology of remembrance: Ireland & the First World War, Brian Hanley & Michael Quinn; Good Friday Agreement, Anne Cadwallader, Tom McGurk & Declan Kearney; Politics & the physical force tradition in Ireland, Tommy McKearney, Eoin Ó Murchú & Mícheál Mac Donncha; Imperialism & the national Q in Ireland, John Foster, Kevin McCorry & Patricia McKenna; Unionism & the way forward, Peter Shirlow, Linda Ervine & Owen Bennet.
Enquiries: Frank Keoghan, 25 Shanowen Crescent, Dublin 9, +353 (0)1 8423076, +353 (0)87 2308330, post@greavesschool.com.

17 Wed 5.30pm
The Little Museum of Dublin, 15 St Stephen’s Green.
The Royal Dublin Fusiliers in the First World War, Tom Burke.

17 Wed 7pm
The Little Museum of Dublin, 15 St Stephen’s Green.
Life in Emergency Dublin 1939–45, Diarmaid Ferriter.

17 Wed 8pm
Dún Laoghaire Borough Historical Society, Kingston Hotel, Adelaide St.
Memories of the Theatre Royal, Dublin, Conor Doyle. Members ?2.50; visitors ?3.50; retired ?2.

18 Thur 7.15pm
Leixlip History Club, Leixlip Library.
A history of Celbridge, Tony Doohan.

18 Thur 8pm
Bray Cualann Historical Society, Bray Chamber of Commerce House, 10 Prince of Wales Tce, Quinsboro Road.
Back to school: education in County Wicklow, Michael Seery. Adm. ?4.

19–21 Fri–Sun
Soldiers of Christ: the Knights Hospitaller and the Knights Templar in medieval Ireland, Glenstal Abbey, Murroe, Co. Limerick.
A three-day conference exploring the history, archaeology, economic, religious, pastoral and agricultural activities of the military and hospitaller orders in Ireland from their arrival as part of the Anglo-Norman colonisation process in the late twelfth century to their dissolution and attempted revival in the mid-sixteenth century. The conference aims to promote greater understanding of the role of the Hospitallers and the Templars in Ireland and will situate the experience of the Irish Knights in the context of their dealings with their confrères elsewhere in the British Isles, on the Continent and in the Middle East. Booking essential.
www.glenstal.org, Colman@glenstal.com.

23 Tues 8pm
Howth Peninsula Heritage Society, Howth Angling Centre, West Pier.
The history of Howth Golf Club, Darragh Tighe.

25 Thur 7.30pm
Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland, 63 Merrion Square S.
More Thames than Tiber—where nineteenth-century Irish sculptors were considered the ‘best men of the art’, Daniel Kelly.

26 Fri 8pm
Sligo Field Club, Sligo IT Education Centre.
Drumclae crannog, Nora Bermingham.

27 Sat 5pm
History Ireland Hedge School, Dublin Festival of History (venue TBC).
Women @ war 1914–18, John Borgonovo, John Horne, Liz Gillis, Mary McAuliffe.

 

October

1 Wed 8.30pm
Newbridge Local History Group, Sarsfield GAA Club.
Lyons estate and the Cloncurrys, Kay Brophy.

6 Mon 7.30pm
Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland, 63 Merrion Square S.
Burials, battle wounds, earth and stone: the discovery and excavation of new Early Christian church archaeology in Dublin and Wicklow, Edmond O’Donovan.

6 Mon 8pm
Celbridge Historical Society, Celbridge Library.
The impact of the First World War on women in Ireland, Fionnuala Walsh.

8 Wed 6.30pm
Old Dublin Society, Dublin City Library and Archive Conference Room, 138–144 Pearse Street.
Dublin 1843: O’Connell’s Repeal meetings, Vincent Ruddy.

9 Thur 7.30pm
History Ireland Hedge School, Desmond Hall, The Square, Newcastle West, Co. Limerick.
Limerick @ war 1914–18, Tom Toomey, Ruan O’Donnell, Tadgh O’Mahony, Brian Hanley.

9 Thur 8pm
Kilmacud Stillorgan Local History Society, Glenalbyn Sports Club.
Memories of the Emergency in Dublin, Mary Muldowney.

10 Fri 8pm
Military History Society of Ireland, Griffith College, SCR.
Ireland’s entry into war, 1914: acceptance or refusal?, Catriona Pennell.

14 Tues 6.30pm
University of Ulster School of History, Courtroom, South Building.
‘The most enterprising man that ever attempted colonisation’: the New Zealand career of George Vesey Stewart of Ballygawley, Brad Patterson.

14 Tues 8pm
Genealogical Society of Ireland, Dún Laoghaire FE Institute, Cumberland Street.
Commonwealth war graves records for Ireland, Patrick Lynch. Contribution ?4.

15 Wed 6.30pm
Old Dublin Society, Dublin City Library and Archive Conference Room, 138–144 Pearse Street.
Botany in print: botanical books and their readers in eighteenth-century Dublin, Máire Kennedy.

15 Wed 8pm
Dún Laoghaire Borough Historical Society, Kingston Hotel, Adelaide St.
The castles of South County Dublin, Tadgh O’Keeffe. Members ?2.50; visitors ?3.50; retired ?2.

16 Thur 8pm
Bray Cualann Historical Society, Bray Chamber of Commerce House, 10 Prince of Wales Tce.
Commdt. Edward Daly: the man after whom Bray railway station is named, Helen Litton. Adm. ?4.

22 Wed 6.30pm
Old Dublin Society, Dublin City Library and Archive Conference Room, 138–144 Pearse Street.
Roman Catholic churches in nineteenth-century Dublin: the contribution of patrons and architects, Brendan Grimes.

23 Thur 7.30pm
Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland, 63 Merrion Square S.
Frank Mitchell Memorial Lecture: Irish native woodlands: from a chequered past to an uncertain future, Daniel Kelly.

28 Tues 8pm
Howth Peninsula Heritage Society, Howth Angling Centre, West Pier.
William Dargan: an honourable man, Fergus Mulligan.

29 Wed 6.30pm
Old Dublin Society, Dublin City Library and Archive Conference Room, 138–144 Pearse Street.
Methodists from the Free State to the Republic, Revd Dudley Levistone Cooney.

31 Fri 8pm
Sligo Field Club, Sligo IT Education Centre.
Early medieval settlement, Finbar McCormick.

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