MAHS Reminder

Crisis and Survival in Later Medieval Louth by Dr Brendan Smith tonight, 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.

Friday 15th November -  Fr Garrett Campbell will give a talk in St Patrick’s ‘Cathedral’, Dundalk at 2 p.m. entitled The Gothic Gem of Dundalk. The talk will centre on the history of the building, the architecture which embraced the gothic revival, the interior furnishings and the art of the splendid building. Cost €5 and refreshments provided. Organised by the Cooley Genealogical and Historical Society.

Durhamstown Castle - A night of Opera with Candlelit Dinner Friday November 15th featuring Eugene Ginty & Sally Anne Shepherdson. Delicious Food by the Posh Nosh Club. Tickets €50, booking at 046 9028045 or 087 2881566. Durhamstown Castle, Bohermeen, Navan.

School of Philosophy Cultural Days at Townley Hall, Drogheda - 16th & 17th November 2013. Advanced booking required, €45. Admission includes attendance at four talks, 3-course lunch, refreshment breaks, wine reception and car parking.

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.

‘Letters to Aunt Mary’ an illustrated lecture by John McCullen on Wednesday, 27 November at 8pm in Governor’s House, Millmount, Drogheda. The talk will bring to light a collection of letters belonging to Mary Frances McCullen (1883-1970).

Public Seminar Organised by the Academy Committee for Archaeology on Thursday 28th November in Academy House, 19 Dawson Street, Dublin 2. Seminar aims to showcase to wide general audience, the results of several recently funded excavations and research projects.

Dunderry History Group are holding a launch of three local history books on Friday 29th Nov at 8pm in Dunderry Hall.

Light Refreshments will be served and all are welcome. The first book, Stories from Eskaroon is a book about a lifetime folk collection of stories and yarns from Eskaroon townland in Dunderry. The second book Dunderry a Century of Sport is about sport in the Dunderry area throughout the century of the 1900s. The third book Dund’ry a Folk History is the largest book and is a collection of all types of folk histories - short histories, articles, personal journeys, life histories, miscellaneous news, locally used words, sayings, yarns and recollections, diary extracts, local poetry, songs, cures and traditions.

Irish High Crosses - an illustrated lecture by Peter Harbison on Friday 29th November 2013 @7:30pm at Donegans Monasterboice Inn, Co. Louth. Lecture €5 followed by optional dinner €25. Copies of the new edition of Irish High Crosses will be on sale at the special price of €6.95 including a free DVD.

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