Kells Lecture Series: Breaking the Silence: The Poets of North Meath and the Famine a Kells & District Tourism Forum event on Wednesday, 15th January at 7:30pm. St. Columba's Church Hall, (on the right as you walk up the south entrance to the Monastic Site / St. Columba's Church), Kells, Co. Meath. Admission €5 / Refreshments served. A Lecture by Danny Cusack who discusses the paper that was included in Ríocht na Mídhe XIX (2008). His lecture will look at An Gorta Mór through the eyes of five mid-late 19th century poets from north Meath, some of whom wrote in Irish as well as English. It will challenge the notion that there was a total silence after that traumatic episode.
Dr. Patrick Callan, former National Co-ordinator for L.C. History, will give a talk on the Leaving Certificate Examination in St. Patrick's Classical School, Navan on Thursday, January 23rd at 8.00 pm. All aspects of the examination are dealt with - the project, documents, questions and the topics for study are discussed in detail. Students are encouraged to identify difficulties they are having with any aspect of the course and hopefully they will be resolved at this forum. This is an extremely useful talk for students in their final preparation for the exam and well worth attending.
The launch of Ríocht na Midhe 2014 takes place on Thursday 13th February in the Ardboyne Hotel, Navan at 7:30pm. Tea and coffee will be available from 6:30pm.
The Irish Military War Museum opens this year at Starinagh, Collon, Co. Meath. A military show will take place on the weekend of June 6th to 8th to mark the 70th anniversary of D-Day in World War 2. All living history re-enactors are invited to attend the event. Contact Con O’Sullivan of the WW2 Club at 087-6693302 before April 30th.