The latest from our colleagues in The Meath Archeological and Historical Society.
Thursday 13th February: Launch of Ríocht na Midhe 2014 in the Ardboyne Hotel, Navan at 7.30pm. Tea and coffee will be available from 6:30pm.
The recently published bound volume series Ríocht na Midhe Vol. II, Nos. 1-4 (1959-62) will be available for sale at the launch, special launch price of €20.00.
Professor George Eogan will launch the 2014 issue of Ríocht na Midhe on Thursday 13th February.
This year marks a major change as the Society's Editor, Seamus MacGabhann, is stepping down from the post after 20 years during which time he steered Ríocht na Midhe to be one of the prominent local history and archaeology journals in Ireland. Seamus will introduce his successor at the launch and the evening will close with an illustrated talk on the Book of Kells by Dr Bernard Meehan, Head of Research Collections and Keeper of Manuscripts at Trinity College Library who will provide some background to the Book of Kells and focus on newly identified narrative scenes identified and discussed in his 2012 publication.
Dr Meehan is a graduate in history of the University of Edinburgh. He became Keeper of Manuscripts at TCD Library in the 1980s, looking after manuscripts and archives, which range from Egyptian Books of the Dead (the earliest 13th c BC) up to modern political and literary papers (including substantial papers of Samuel Beckett, John Banville, John B Keane and many others) and the College archives over 400 years. Two years ago he took on a new position, bringing four separate depts together: manuscripts, early printed books, maps and music together.
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