The Old Athlone Society – Lecture series, 2018-2019

The Society’s lecture programme for 2018-2019 is as follows. Please note that, unless otherwise stated, lectures start at 8.15pm. Venues for some lectures will be decided at a later date:

October, Tuesday 9th (8.15pm)
‘The Burning of the Custom House, 1921’
 Elizabeth Gillis (RTÉ)
Officer’s Mess, Custume Barracks

October, Tuesday 30th (8.15pm)
‘From Farm to Table: agriculture and diet in Medieval Ireland’
Dr Margaret Murphy (Carlow College)
The Sheraton Hotel

November, Wednesday 14th (8pm)
‘The early diaries (1922-1934) of Athlone journalist, Peter Kilroy (1907-1971)’
Professor John Horgan (DCU)
Lecture Hall, Aidan Heavey Library

 December, Wednesday 5th (8.15pm)
‘The Fenian Invasion of Canada, 1866’
Dr David Doolin (UCD)
The Sheraton Hotel

January, Tuesday 22nd (8.15pm)
‘A Genomic History of Ireland: how ancient DNA has
revolutionised our understanding of the past’
Dr Lara Cassidy (Smurfit Institute of Genetics, TCD)
The Sheraton Hotel

February, Tuesday 12th (8.15pm)
‘Irish Revolutionary Women and the Wider World’
Dr Kate O’Malley (Royal Irish Academy)
Location – TBC

March, Tue 5th or Wed 6th (8.15pm)
‘From Cult Centre to Royal Centre: monuments, myths
and other revelations at Uisneach’
Dr Roseanne Schot (The Discovery Programme)
Location – TBC

March, Tue 26th or Wed 27th (8.15pm)
‘Rindoon Castle and Deserted Medieval Town’
Dr Kieran O’Conor (NUI, Galway)
Location – TBC

April, Tue 30th or May, Wed 1st (8.30pm)
The Billy English Memorial Lecture
Speaker and Subject to be Confirmed
Wineport Lodge, Athlone

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