Meath Archelogical and History Society is pleaded to share with the Old Drogheda Society information about its 2014 programme of talks and outings.
This year's programme includes 10 lectures, 3 guided walking tours (Summerhill, Duleek and the Hill of Ward), a day-long summer excursion (Emo Court and the Rock of Cashel, 5th July), an AGM (24th April), a seminar on “History in Modern Ireland” (September) and the launch of the annual Journal Ríocht na Midhe.
The launch of Ríocht na Midhe 2014 takes place on Thursday 13th February in the Ardboyne Hotel, Navan. MAHS esteemed patron, Dr. George Eogan, will once again perform the launch and the evening will commence with a reception for members and guests at 6.30pm. The current Journal and back issues will be available for purchase on the night as well as the latest copy of the bound volume series - Ríocht na Midhe Vol. II, Nos. 1-4 (1959-62).
MAHS will see a major change this year: its illustrious journal Editor, Seamus MacGabhann, is hanging up his quill after more than 20 years at the helm. Through his sagacity and learning, Seamus has steered Ríocht na Midhe to be one of the prominent local history and archaeology journals in Ireland.MAHS thanks Seamus for his dedication, perseverance and hard work over all those years and wishes him all the best in his retirement. Seamus will introduce his successor as Editor at the launch on 13th February.
The evening will close with a talk on The Book of Kells by Dr Bernard Meehan of TCD Library.