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Ríocht na Midhe is celebrating 60 years.

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1916 A YEAR  OF MOMENTOUS EVENTS :

The Council of the Meath Archaeological and Historical Society hopes to hold an exhibition and seminar in 2016 focusing on the historic events of 1916 and is inviting members and others to send in copies of material and memorabilia you may have in relation to the momentous events of that year (Easter Rising and the lead-up to it and subsequent events, and/or events relating to Irish involvement in the Great War). We are looking for copies of letters, press clippings, family stories, diaries, photographs etc.  Inquiries to the Hon. Secretary of the Society, Tom French (Navan Library) - email tfrench@meathcoco.ie or phone 0874119633.

Some Upcoming Events.

Please check closer to an event to make sure it is still going ahead as planned.

Dundalk library will be the venue for a bi-lingual lecture on Thursday, 12 November at 6.45 p.m. by Dr Madge Boyle on The life and times of Constable Charles Mc Gee (1892-1916).
 
Madge is the grand-niece of Constable Mc Gee who died as a result of a shooting at Castlebellingham on Easter Monday1916.  He was the first member of the R.I.C. to die in the 1916 Rising. He was a native Irish-speaker who was born on the Gaeltacht island of Inisboffin on the north-west coast of County Donegal in 1892. He was appointed to Gilbertstown R.I.C. Barracks in County Louth in May 1913. Fatally wounded after 7.15p.m. by shots fired by one or two members of the Louth Volunteers on that fateful Monday night, he was pronounced dead two hours later at the Louth County Infirmary. A popular figure in the district, he was later described by Louth Volunteer Commandant, and future minister in the FiannaFáil cabinet, Mr SeánMacEntee as a tall, fine-looking man with a tougher spirit than his police colleagues.
 
Much research has been undertaken on the military aspects and on the volunteers who were involved in the Rising in County Louth. In this lecture, which is part of the Louth Centenary Programme, Dr Boyle hopes toexpand the historical and geographical map to show the cultural and historical context in which the Rising happened. A publication on the life of Constable Mc Gee will be produced by Dr Boyle for the centenary programme in 1916.

 

NOVEMBER 14th (Saturday): Maynooth University conference: “Silenced Stories: the Protestant Experience of 1916”, Reneghan Hall, NUIM. Hosted by 'Protestantism: a Journey in Self-belief' project. Full ticket for the day €30; unwaged, retirees and students €20; booking form on website www.journeyinselfbelief.org; bookings before 13th November to Earl.Storey@nuim.ie. Cheque to be made out to Centre for the Study of Irish Protestantism, Maynooth University, Dept of Adult Education, Education House, North Campus, NUI Maynooth, Co. Kildare.
Sunday, 15th November at 3:00 pm in Áras Pobal, Ráth Chairn, Co. na Midhe. A launch of Ámhráin na Midhe.
Ba mhór ag
Meitheal an Oir-Thuaiscirt,
Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann;
Fóram Oidhreachta Chontae na Mí,
agus
Cumann Seandálaíochta agus Staire na Mí
dá bhféadfá freastal ar an bhfáiltiú chun
eagrán nua, maille le réamhrá agus aistriúcháin Bhéarla, leis an
Dr. Lesa Ní Mhunghaile, Ollscoil na hÉireann, Gaillimh,
de
Amhráin na Midhe
le
hÉnrí Ó Muirgheasa
a sheoladh
An Domhnach 15 Samhain 2015 ag 3.00 i.n.
Áras Pobail, Ráth Chairn, Gaeltacht na Mí
Copies available at the event, price €20.
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 24th "Meath and the Bruce Invasion of Ireland, 1315" Professor Sean Duffy (TCD) at the Church of Ireland, Kells – 7.30 pm
(The Bruce campaign was a three-year military campaign by Edward Bruce, brother of the Scottish king Robert the Bruce, in Ireland. It lasted from his landing at Larne in 1315 to his defeat and death in 1318 at the Battle of Faughart in County Louth.)

MAHS event. Voluntary contributions accepted at the door. All welcome.

Thursday 26th November

Jon Stirland 'What lies beneath our feet: Recent archaeological Assessments in Drogheda'

at 8 p.m. Governor's House, Millmount Drogheda

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