Events

Published in Editorial, Issue 1 (January/February 2020), Volume 28

JANUARY

05 Sun 2pm

National Museum of Ireland, Kildare Street.
Tour: Power, prayer and pattens—women in medieval Ireland (not wheelchair accessible).
07 Mon 7.45pm

Donaghadee Historical Society, Methodist Church Hall, Moat Street.
A photographic perspective of County Down, Mike Hartwell.
08 Wed 7.45pm

Knocklyon History Society, Pastoral Centre.
The defences of Dublin—1000 years, 945–1945, Patrick McCarthy.
09 Thur 7.30pm

East Belfast Historical Society, Park Avenue Hotel, 158 Hollywood Road.
My life in theatre, Wilfie Pyper. Adm. £3.
09 Thur 8pm

Kilmacud Stillorgan Local History Society, Glenalbyn Sports Club.
Leopardstown racecourse, Fergus D’Arcy. Adm. €3.
09 Thur 8pm

Mount Merrion Historical Society, Community Centre, North Avenue.
The heritage and history of ancient Syria, Michael Barry. Adm. €4/€2.
15 Wed 8pm

Dún Laoghaire Borough Historical Society, Royal Marine Hotel.
Shankill, Rob Goodbody. Adm. €3.
15 Wed 8pm

Greystones Archaeological & Historical Society, Holy Rosary Centre.
Experiences and contributions of women during the War of Independence, Mary McAuliffe.
16 Thur 7.15pm

Leixlip History Club, Leixlip Library.
The Battle of Spion Kop, Liam Kenny.
16 Thur 8pm

Bray Cualann Historical Society, Royal Hotel.
AGM + Dublin Opinion Magazine, 1922–1958, Felix Larkin. Adm. €5.
16 Thur 8pm

Cullybacky & District Historical Society, Royal British Legion Hall.
A sense of place—tracing the Ulster-Scots, Wesley Hutchinson.
17 Fri 8pm

Military History Society of Ireland, Griffith College, South Circular Road.
The arrival of fire and manoeuvre on the battlefield: the early battles of the Boer War, 1899, Liam Kenny.
20 Mon 7.30pm

Lecale & Downe Historical Society, Down County Museum, The Mall, Downpatrick.
The poor’s money—the work of churches c. 1650 to 1740 in caring for the sick, wounded and those in hardship, Horace Reid. Adm. £2.
21 Tues 8pm

Foxrock Local History Club, Parish Pastoral Centre, RC Church.
Women in the Irish Revolution, Sinéad McCoole; Early society in south County Dublin, Brian MacAongusa. Adm. €5.
27 Mon 8pm

Clondalkin Historical Society, Áras Chronáin, Orchard Road.
The Tower Cinema, Clondalkin, Peter Ging.
27 Mon 8pm

Thomand Archaeological & Historical Society, T.1.17, Tara Building, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick.
Postcards on social life in Limerick, Canon O’Malley.
29 Wed 8pm

Carrickfergus & District Historical Society, Dobbs Room, Carrickfergus Town Hall.
AGM + The causes of crime in mid-Antrim in the nineteenth century, Elaine Farrell.

FEBRUARY

06 Thur 8pm
Mount Merrion Historical Society, Community Centre, North Avenue.
The end of the Fitzwilliam dynasty, Des Smyth. Adm. €4/€2.

10 Mon 7.30pm
Larne & District Folklore Society, Bowling and Lawn Tennis Club, Glenarm Road.
Larne workhouse, John Nelson. Adm. £2.

10 Mon 8pm
Carryduff Historical Society, Lough Moss Leisure Centre, Hillsborough Road.
Ravenhill—Lagan village to Rosetta, Aidan Campbell.

12 Wed 6pm
Old Dublin Society, Dublin City Library & Archive, 138–144 Pearse Street.
Fr John Spratt, O.Carm., 1796–1871, Fergus D’Arcy.

12 Wed 7.45pm
Knocklyon History Society, Pastoral Centre.
An introduction to the life and work of Harry Clarke, James Curry.

13 Thur 7.30pm
East Belfast Historical Society, Park Avenue Hotel, 158 Hollywood Road.
History of the Northern Ireland Fire Service, Bill Charteris. Adm. £3.

13 Thur 8pm
Kilmacud Stillorgan Local History Society, Glenalbyn Sports Club.
The Moravians, Ged Walsh. Adm. €3.

13 Thur 8.30pm
Enniskerry History Society, Powerscourt Arms Hotel.
A brief history of the Great Northern Railway (Ireland), 1876–1958, James Scannell. Adm. €5.

14 Fri 8pm
Military History Society of Ireland, Griffith College, South Circular Road.
Construction of a legend: the Irish Wild Geese in Louis XIV’s army, 1689–1714, Padraig Lenihan.

17 Mon 7.30pm
Lecale & Downe Historical Society, Down County Museum, The Mall, Downpatrick.
Mary Ward—microscopist, writer, astronomer, Francis Bailey.

18 Tues 8pm
Foxrock Local History Club, Pastoral Centre, RC Church.
A history of Dublin Port, Cormac Lowth; Famous visits (popes, presidents, royalty), Padraig Laffan. Adm. €5.

19 Wed 8pm
Dún Laoghaire Borough Historical Society, Royal Marine Hotel.
William Dargan—an honourable life, Fergus Mulligan. Adm. €3.

19 Wed 8pm
Greystones Archaeological & Historical Society, Holy Rosary Centre.
Famine research in County Clare, Seán Laoide Kemp.

20 Thur 7.15pm
Leixlip History Club, Leixlip Library.
The White and Green warfare of 1916—a profile of the lives of Tom Crean and Thomas Ashe of Dingle, Frank Nugent.

20 Thur 8pm
Bray Cualann Historical Society, Royal Hotel.
James Joyce unlocked, Anthony Cronin. Adm. €5.

24 Mon 7.45pm
Donaghadee Historical Society, Methodist Church Hall, Moat Street.
Sea captains and ships out of Portaferry and Strangford, Alison Murphy.

24 Mon 8pm
Clondalkin Historical Society, Áras Chronáin, Orchard Road.
Brú na Boinne and the drought of 2018, John Dolan.

26 Wed 6pm
Old Dublin Society, Dublin City Library & Archive, 138–144 Pearse Street.
The foundation of St Michael’s Hospital, Dún Laoghaire, Tom Conlon.

26 Wed 8pm
Carrickfergus & District Historical Society, Dobbs Room, Carrickfergus Town Hall.
Old Carrickfergus postcards, Graham Walton.

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