Update from the Meath Archaeological and Historical Society

Are you interested in events of historical and cultural significance offered by historical societies apart from our own? If so the following information from Meath Archaeological and Historical Society might prove worthwhile.

Torch lit procession from the Fair Green in Athboy to the Hill of Tlachtga October 31st at 7.30pm.

Samhain marks the end of the old Celtic Year and the beginning of the New Year. One of the main spiritual centres of the ancient Celts was located at the top of the Hill of Tlachtga, now called the Hill of Ward, near Athboy, Co. Meath. Admission Free, Contact Joe Conlon, mobile 087 6666021, email jfconlon3@gmail.com

Ashbourne Historical Society lecture on Tuesday, November 5th at 7:30pm. The Library, Killegland Square, Ashbourne, Co Meath. 'The 1913 Lockout' by Padraig Yeates author of Lockout: Dublin 1913, A City in Wartime: Dublin 1914-1918, and A City in Turmoil: Dublin 1919-1921. Admission is free. No booking necessary.

‘Crisis and Survival in Later Medieval Louth’ by Dr Brendan Smith on Thursday, 14th November at 8 p.m. St Vincent’s School Assembly Hall, Seatown Place, Dundalk. A County Louth Archaeological and Historical Society event. Dr Smith’s recently published book entitled ‘Crisis and survival  in  late  Medieval Ireland’ will be launched  by  Professor  Seán Duffy (T.C.D.) after the lecture.

MAHS Event on Wednesday, November 20th at 7.30pm 'The Founding of the Irish Volunteers (Irish Army) in Meath' by Ruth Illingworth. St. Mary's Church of Ireland Hall, Navan.

Navan & District Historical Society Annual AGM followed by an illustrated talk on the Furniture Industry in Navan by Richard Farrelly. November 21st at 8pm in the Columbanus House Canon Row Navan. 'The Field Names of County Meath' book available at outlets listed here. It is planned to continue to gather field names in townlands not already surveyed. If you would like to help with this please contact Joan Mullen, Project Co-ordinator at joanfmullen@eircom.net and let her know the townland you would like to work on.

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