Events

Published in Editorial, Issue 5 (September/October 2016), Volume 24

SEPTEMBER

01–30 Thur–Sat
Stillorgan Library, Co. Dublin.
Martello towers (exhibition).

01 Thur 2pm
National Library of Ireland, Kildare St.
The life and works of William Butler Yeats (tour).

05–05 Nov Mon–Sat
dlr Lexicon, Haigh Moran Park, Dún Laoghaire.
Edward Lee and the Lee family in Dún Laoghaire (exhibition).

05 Mon 7.30pm
Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland, 63 Merrion Sq. S.
14 Henrietta Street townhouse museum project, Charles Duggan.

07 Wed 1pm
Ulster Museum, Botanic Gardens, Belfast.
Northern nationalism and the 1916 Rising, Margaret O’Callaghan.

10 Sat 1pm
National Library of Ireland, Kildare St.
The National Library’s history & heritage (tour).

14 Wed 6pm
Old Dublin Society, Dublin City Library & Archive, 138–144 Pearse St.
Fifty years in the Old Dublin Society, Brian Siggins.

13 Wed 7pm
National Library of Ireland, Kildare St.
Players or patriots? The Gaelic Athletic Association and the 1916 Rising, Richard McElligott.

15 Thur 1pm
Museum of Archaeology & History, Kildare St.
The geography of the War of Independence and Civil War in Dublin, Muiris de Buitléir.

15 Thur 8pm
Bray Cualann Historical Society, Royal Hotel, Main St., Bray.
Bray Town Hall: the Byrne family link, 1883–2014, Mark & Dave Murphy.
Adm. €5.

16 Fri 7.15pm
Youghal Celebrates History, Walter Raleigh Hotel.
Youghal 1916—degrees of separation, Patrick Cockburn, Daire Brunicardi, Felix Larkin, Kieran Groeger.

17 Sat 9am
Old Athlone Society, Fair Green.
Battle of the Boyne site and Monasterboice, Co. Louth, Harman Murtagh (field trip).

17 Sat 2.30pm
Western Front Association (Dublin Branch), NMI, Collins Barracks.
The life and times of Stillorgan Great War artist Sir William Orpen, Dominic Lee.

17 Sat 9am
Cumann Seanchais Bhreifne, Johnston Central Library, Cavan.
One-day conference: Liam Kelly, Mary Sullivan, Georgina Laragy, Raymond Gillespie, William Roulston, Tom Sullivan, Jonathan Cherry, Brendan Scott.

18 Sun 2.30pm
County Kildare Archaeological Society, St Patrick’s Church, Harristown Demesne.
Harristown House and gardens, Hubert Beaumont.

20 Tues 8pm
Foxrock Local History Club, Pastoral Centre, Foxrock RC church.
The picture postcard legacy of John Hinde, James Scannell; George Petrie—artist, antiquary, Myles Reid. Adm. €5.

21 Wed 11.30am
Museum of Country Life, Turlough Park, Castlebar.
A brief history of lacemaking, Veronica Stuart.

21 Wed 8pm
Dún Laoghaire Borough Historical Society, Royal Marine Hotel.
The courts and small dwellings of Kingstown, the other side of the story: how the poor lived in the nineteenth century, Tom Conlon. Adm. €3.50.

22–25 Thur–Sun
Ninth Biennial Fields of Conflict Conference, Trinity College, Dublin.
This major international conference brings together leading battlefield and conflict archaeologists from around the globe to discuss the latest findings in the field. See https://fieldsofconflict.wordpress.com/.

22 Thur 7.30pm
Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland, 63 Merrion Sq. S.
What does early Irish monasticism look like? Evidence from Toureen Peakaun, Co. Tipperary, Tómas Ó Carragáin.

25 Sun 3pm
Museum of Decorative Arts and History, Collins Barracks.
Five months of failure: the Battle of the Somme and the 10th Royal Dublin Fusiliers, Lar Joye.

27 Tues 8pm
Howth Peninsula Heritage Society, Howth Angling Centre.
Shipwrecks of Dublin Bay, Edward Bourke.

28 Wed 6pm
Old Dublin Society, Dublin City Library & Archive, 138–144 Pearse St.
The dead of the Easter Rising, Ray Bateson.

30 Fri 8pm
Sligo Field Club, Education Centre, IT Sligo.
The Book of Ballymote—patron, scribes and background, Ruairi Ó hUiginn.

OCTOBER

03 Mon 7.30pm
Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland, 63 Merrion Sq. S.
Swords Castle—digging history, Christine Baker.

04 Tues 8pm
Old Athlone Society (www.athlonehistory.ie).
The trial of Roger Casement, Justice Donal O’Donnell.

05 Wed 1pm
Ulster Museum, Botanic Gardens, Belfast.
Commemoration and public memory: the 1916 Rising, Mary Daly.

05 Wed 8pm
Rathmichael Historical Society, National School, Stonebridge Rd.
Gordon McDonald Hills and his watercolours of round towers, Con Manning.

06 Thur 1pm
Museum of Archaeology & History, Kildare St.
The archaeological landscape of the War of Independence and Civil War, Damian Shiels.

07–09 Fri–Sun
History Teachers’ Association of Ireland annual national conference, Royal Marine Hotel, Dún Laoghaire.
Teaching 1916 in 2016—the revolutionary decade in perspective, Roy Foster, Ronan Fanning, Catriona Crowe, Margaret MacCurtain, John Horgan, Seán Delap. See reservations@royalmarine.ie.

07–08 Fri–Sat
Kilkenny Archaeological Society in association with the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland, Rothe House and Kilkenny Castle.
Inaugural John Bradley Memorial Conference; reception@rothehouse.com.

11 Tues 7pm
National Library of Ireland, Kildare St.
Burying the past or celebrating it: commemorating the Irish Revolution, Roisín Higgins.

12 Wed 6pm
Old Dublin Society, Dublin City Library & Archive, 138–144 Pearse St.
Buried in the archives: funeral undertakers in Dublin, 1750–2000, Lisa Marie Griffith and Ciarán Wallace.

15 Sat 2.30pm
Western Front Association (Dublin Branch), Museum of Decorative Arts & History, Collins Barracks.
The 2nd Leinsters, a battalion of ‘The Old Contemptibles’, John Goodman.

19 Wed 8pm
Dún Laoghaire Borough Historical Society, Royal Marine Hotel.
Bombshells and bullet holes—stories of 1916, Lar Joye.
Adm. €3.50.

19 Wed 8pm
Old Athlone Society (www.athlonehistory.ie).
Eamon de Valera and the Catholic Church, Ronan Fanning.

20 Thur 8pm
Bray Cualann Historical Society, Royal Hotel, Main St., Bray.
James Stephens, the Fairview lion-tamer, and his Bray connections, Lorraine Kennedy Stephens. Adm. €5.

21 Fri 8pm
Sligo Field Club, Education Centre, IT Sligo.
Samhain and its traditions—the Celtic New Year, Jo Kerrigan.

23 Sun 3pm
County Kildare Archaeological Society, Kilcullen Heritage Centre.
Kildare railways, Liam Kenny.

25 Tues 8pm
Howth Peninsula Heritage Society, Howth Angling Centre.
‘That man Mahaffy’—Provost Mahaffy of TCD, Vincent McBrierty.

26 Wed 6pm
Old Dublin Society, Dublin City Library & Archive, 138–144 Pearse St.
The British Army presence in Dublin, Henry Fairbrother.

27 Thur 7.30pm
Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland, 63 Merrion Sq. S.
Frank Mitchell Lecture: Village life in prehistoric Ireland? New insights into the house clusters at Mullaghfarna, Co. Sligo, and Turlough Hill, Co. Clare, Stefan Bergh.

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