The Old Athlone Society: Lecture Series, 2016-2017

The Society’s programme of events for 2015-2016 has recently ended. The programme for 2016-2017 is as follows (please note that all lectures start at 8pm and venues will be decided at a later date):


September 2016
Field trip to Battle of the Boyne site and Monasterboice, Co Louth
Dr Harman Murtagh as Tour Guide (Saturday, 17 September)

October 2016
‘The Trial of Roger Casement’
Mr Justice Donal O’Donnell, Supreme Court (Tuesday, 4 October)

‘Daniel O’Connell’’
Prof Patrick Geoghegan (Wednesday, 26 October)

‘General Eoin O’Duffy’
Dr Maurice Manning, Chancellor of the National University (Tuesday, 22 November)

‘The Hill of Gathering: Assembly Places and Practices in Gaelic Ireland’
Prof Elizabeth Fitzpatrick (Wednesday, 7 December)

January 2017
‘Reflections on the Revolution’
Dr Brian Hanley (Wednesday, 25 January)

Showmen and the RFC: Early Aviation in Ireland 1909-14
Guy Warner (Wednesday, 22 February)

‘Irish as a Vernacular Language in Athlone and its hinterland, 1600-c.1970’
Dr Aengus Finnegan (Wednesday, 8 March)

 ‘The Pope’s Irish Battalion and the Papal War of 1860’
Robert Doyle (Wednesday, 29 March)

Billy English Memorial Lecture
‘The Future of the Past: Revival Ireland, 1891-1922’
Prof Declan Kiberd (Wednesday, 26 April)

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