Events

Published in Editorial, Issue 5 (September/October 2018), Volume 26

SEPTEMBER

03 Mon 7.30pm
Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland, 63 Merrion Sq. S.
Music, dancing and country house culture in mid-nineteenth century Ireland, Dr Mullaney-Dignam.

11 Tues 8pm
Skerries Historical Society, Keane’s Bus Bar.
The sinking of the RMS Leinster, October 1918, Niall O’Reilly.

12 Wed 6pm
Old Dublin Society, Dublin City Library & Archive, 138–144 Pearse St.
Dorothy Macardle: unlikely republican, Leeann Lane.

13 Thur 2pm
Western Front Association (Antrim & Down branch), PRONI, Belfast.
Half-day conference: Facing Armageddon: Ireland and the War in 1918.

13 Thur 8pm
Kilmacud Stillorgan Local History Society, Glenalbyn Sports Club.
The life and times of Alfie Byrne, Trevor White. Adm. €3.

15 Sat 2.30pm
Western Front Association (Dublin branch), NMI, Collins Barracks.
Tanks in the First World War, Michael Carragher. Adm. €3.

19 Wed 8pm
Dún Laoghaire Borough Historical Society, Royal Marine Hotel.
The sinking of the Leinster, Cormac Lowth. Adm. €3.

20 Thur 5.30pm
Rebel Women of the 20th Century, GPO Witness Visitor Centre.
Helena Molony, Aimee Plunkett. Book @ 01-8721916 or www.gpowitnesshistory.ie.

20 Thur 8pm
Bray Cualann Historical Society, Royal Hotel.
Watson’s Nurseries, Bernardine Ruddy. Adm. €5.

21–23 Fri–Sun
Ardagh Chalice 150 (1st WE), Ardagh, Co. Longford.
Parades, seminars, guided walks, street entertainment, music, etc. #ardaghchalice150.

24–7 Oct Mon–Sun (2 weeks)
Dublin Festival of History, various venues.
Speakers will include Helen Rappaport (The race to save the Romanovs), Anne Applebaum (Red Famine: Stalin’s war on Ukraine) and Michael Palin (‘The world and voyages of HMS Erebus’). Detailed programme @ http://dublinfestivalofhistory.ie.

24 Mon 10.30am
Dalkey Library, Castle Street.
The Grand Tour, Jessica Fahy. Book @ 01-2855277 or dalkeylib@dltcoco.ie.

24 Mon 8pm
Clondalkin History Society, Áras Chrónáin, Watery Lane.
The sinking of RMS Leinster, James Scannell.

24 Mon 8pm
Thomond Archaeological & Historical Society, T.1.17, Tara Building, Mary Immaculate College.
Murphy Devitt: stained glass in Limerick and Clare, Charlotte Murphy.

25 Tues 7pm
Tallaght Historical Society, Library, The Square.
Michael Collins and the guerrilla warfare during the War of Independence, Joseph E.A. Connell Jr.

26 Wed 6pm
Old Dublin Society, Dublin City Library & Archive, 138–144 Pearse St.
Georgian Dublin: the forces that shaped a city, Diarmuid Ó Gráda.

27 Thur 8pm
Bray Cualann Historical Society, Royal Hotel.
Michael Collins and the guerrilla warfare during the War of Independence, Joseph E.A. Connell Jr. Adm. €5.

27 Thur 7.30pm
Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland, 63 Merrion Sq. S.
Conflict or coexistence? Pagans and Christians in fifth- and sixth-century Ireland, Elva Johnston.

28–30 Fri–Sun
Ardagh Chalice 150 (2nd WE), Ardagh, Co. Longford.
Parades, seminars, guided walks, street entertainment, music, etc. #ardaghchalice150.

28 Friday 1pm
Museum of Archaeology, Kildare St.
Women in Viking and medieval Ireland (tour).

29 Sat 2.30pm
Museum of Archaeology, Kildare St.
Ardagh Chalice 150th anniversary (tour).

30 Sun 3pm
Heritage Services, Phoenix Park Visitors’ Centre.
Vikings in Ireland, OPW staff.

30 Sun 3pm
Museum of Decorative Arts and History, Collins Barracks.
Bullets, bandoliers and ballot papers (tour).

OCTOBER

01 Mon 7.30pm
Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland, 63 Merrion Sq. S.
Revealing the voices and experiences of Ireland’s nineteenth-century emigrants through American military pensions, Damien Shiels.

02 Tues 8pm
Kilmacanogue History Society, Glenview Hotel.
The Famine and workhouses in County Wicklow, Moira Byrne. Adm. €3.

04 Thur 8pm
Mount Merrion Historical Society, Community Centre, North Avenue.
General Seán Mac Eoin—the blacksmith from Ballinalee, John Murphy. Adm. €4/€2.

07 Sun 3pm
Heritage Services, Phoenix Park Visitors’ Centre.
The sinking of the RMS Leinster—the war at sea around Ireland 1914–1918, Guy Warner.

10 Wed 6pm
Old Dublin Society, Dublin City Library & Archive, 138–144 Pearse St.
The torpedoing of the RMS Leinster, 10 October 1918, James Scannell.

11 Thur 6.30pm
Western Front Association (Antrim and Down branch), PRONI, Belfast.
The London Irish during the Great War, Stephen Sandford.

11 Thur 8pm
Kilmacud Stillorgan Local History Society, Glenalbyn Sports Club.
Some history of Dún Laoghaire harbour, Cormac Lowth. Adm. €3.

14 Sun 3pm
County Kildare Archaeological Society, Kilcullen Heritage Centre.
Kildare racecourses, past and present, Guy St John Williams. Adm. €5.   

14 Sun 3pm
Heritage Services, Phoenix Park Visitors’ Centre.
The sinking of the RMS Leinster, Philip Lecane.

17 Wed 8pm
Dún Laoghaire Borough Historical Society, Royal Marine Hotel.
Watson’s Nursery: Clontarf to Killiney 1884–1967, Bernardine Ruddy. Adm. €3.

18 Thur 8pm
Bray Cualann Historical Society, Royal Hotel.
The sinking of the RMS Leinster and the last days of the war, James Scannell. Adm. €5.

19–20 Fri–Sat
Irish Labour History Society Conference: William Walker of Belfast.
6pm Fri @ Mac Centre: William Walker, Michael Mecham.
11am Sat @ John Hewitt Bar: launch of biography followed by discussion on Walker’s Belfast; 2pm: Walker’s relevance today.

20 Sat 2.30pm
Western Front Association (Dublin Branch), NMI, Collins Barracks.
The 2nd Leinsters in the battle for Vimy Ridge, Denis Kirby. Adm. €3.

21 Sun 3pm
Heritage Services, Phoenix Park Visitors’ Centre.
The sinking of RMS Leinster—what happened to the mail and packages and the impact of the sinking on the soldiers’ and their families’ morale, OPW staff.

22 Mon 8pm
Thomond Archaeological & Historical Society, T.1.17, Tara Building, Mary Immaculate College.
Brian Boraimh—the hero at home, Lenore Fischer.

24 Wed 6pm
Old Dublin Society, Dublin City Library & Archive, 138–144 Pearse St.
Richard Stanihurst (1547–1618): Dublin’s earliest historian, Colm Lennon.

25 Thur 5.30pm
Rebel Women of the 20th Century, GPO Witness Visitor Centre.
Nora Connolly O’Brien, Leah Dowdall. Book @ 01-872 1916 or www.gpowitnesshistory.ie.

25 Thurs 7.30pm
Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland, 63 Merrion Sq. S.
Frank Mitchell Lecture: Reading the Irish Cistercian landscape, Geraldine Stout.

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