Events

Published in Issue 4 (July/August 2014), Volume 22

July

3–6 Thur–Sun
Robert Boyle Summer School, Lismore, Co. Waterford.
Speakers: Eoin Gill, Jim Malone, Lawrence Principe, John Hedley Brooke, Terry Eagleton, Lorainne Hanlon, Luke O’Neill.
www.robertboyle.ie. ao’donoghue@waterfordcouncil.ie, +353 (0) 5854975.

 
5 Sat 7pm
History Ireland Hedge School, Wood Bros Café, Féile Brian Boru, Killaloe, Co. Clare.
Brian Boru: Imperator Scotorum or local warlord?, Seán Duffy, Pat Wallace, Cathy Swift, Donnchadh Ó Corráin.

 
10 Thur 6.30pm
Boyne Valley Honey Company, Monasterboice Inn.
A hard look at the Battle of the Boyne 1690, Dr Harman Murtagh.
Illustrated lecture, followed by dinner (optional). Adm. £5, or £25 including meal. For bookings call the Monasterboice Inn on 041 9837383
or visit Facebook (www.facebook.com/monasterboiceinn?ref=hi).

 
29–1 Aug Tues–Fri
Spirit of Mother Jones Festival, Maldron Hotel and Firkin Crane Centre, Shandon, Cork.
Films, lectures, concerts, music, workshops, discussions, garden party and céile. Speakers: Betty Cook, Gareth Pierce, James Green, Luke Dineen, Rosemary Feurer, Dave Hopper, Anne Scargill, Si Kahn, Anne Feeney, Paul Winter, Claire McGettrick, Richard T. Cooke, Tadhg O’Sullivan, William Hammond.
www.motherjonescork.com, +353 (0) 86 3196063/1651356.

 

August

14–19 Thur–Tues
Parnell Summer School, Avondale House, Co. Wicklow.
Anna Parnell. dlarkin@parnellsociety.com, +353(0)1 2852113.

 
18 Mon 8pm
Rathmichael Historical Society, Rathmichael NS, Shankill, Co. Dublin.
Controlling the Carlow corridor during the Middle Ages, Linda Doran. Adm. £4.

 
19 Tues 8pm
Rathmichael Historical Society, Rathmichael NS, Shankill, Co. Dublin.
Excavations at Trim Castle, Alan Hayden. Adm. £4.

 
20 Wed 8pm
Rathmichael Historical Society, Rathmichael NS, Shankill, Co. Dublin.
Leo Swan Memorial Lecture: The Leo Swan aerial photographic project, Katherine Daly (director). Adm. £4.

 

21 Thur 8pm

Rathmichael Historical Society, Rathmichael NS, Shankill, Co. Dublin.

Rathmichael Historical Society’s excavation at Dundrum Castle, Co. Dublin, Elizabeth O’Brien. Adm. £4.

 

 

22 Fri 8pm

Rathmichael Historical Society, Rathmichael NS, Shankill, Co. Dublin.

Excavations at Dundrum Castle, Co. Dublin, Finola O’Connor. Adm. £4.

 

23 Sat 3pm

Bray Cualann Historical Society, St Paul’s Church, Main Street.

St Paul’s graveyard trail, led by Brian White.

 

25 Mon 8.30p

Kill History Group, Parish Meeting Room.
Kill men in the First World War.

 

26 Tues 7pm
Bray Cualann Historical Society, Bray Library, Eglinton Road.
The Shamrock Fund of World War I, Brian White.

 

27 Wed 11am
Bray Cualann Historical Society, St Paul’s Church, Main Street.
St Paul’s graveyard trail, led by Brian White.

 

27 Wed 6.45pm
Bray Cualann Historical Society, Ballywaltrim Library, Boghall Road, Bray, Co. Wicklow.
The Week That Was in Co. Wicklow: 23 August–31 August 1914, James Scannell.

 

28 Thur 3pm
Bray Cualann Historical Society, Bray Library, Eglinton Road.
The Brabazons of Dublin and Wicklow, Brian White.

 

30 Sat 3pm
Bray Cualann Historical Society, Bray Library, Eglinton Road.
The Week That Was in Bray: 23 August–31 August 1914, James Scannell.

 

30 Sat 3pm
History Ireland Hedge School, Electric Picnic, Stradbally, Co. Laois.
Show bands, beat bands & ballads: youth culture of the ’60s, Carole Holohan, John Ryan (ex-Granny’s Intentions), Niall Toner, Donal Fallon.

 

30 Sat 3pm
History Ireland Hedge School, Electric Picnic, Stradbally, Co. Laois.
World War I: a Great War or a good war?, Kevin Myers, Ed Madigan, John Gibney, Brian Hanley.

 

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 South.
Helen Roe Memorial Lecture: Eighty years of the Book of Kells, Bernard Meehan.

 

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.

 

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 South.
More Thames than Tiber—where nineteenth-century Irish sculptors were considered the ‘best men of the art’, Daniel Kelly.

 

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