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The role of The Congested Districts Board in post-Famine Ireland

Tuesday 14th November 2017 at 8.15pm in Lough Ree Yacht Club Talk by James Morrissey Summary – The lecture will discuss the setting up of the Congested Districts Boards in Ireland in 1891 and the various initiatives it supported with the goal of … Continue reading

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In Memory of Mr. Justice Adrian Hardiman

Since our last meeting, this society lost a great friend in Mr. Justice Adrian Hardiman of the Supreme Court, who was always on-hand to help us in whatever way he could, whether by writing for our journal, launching a conference, or speaking at one … Continue reading

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Fianna Fáil, Irish Republicanism and the Northern Ireland Question 1926-1973

The Sheraton Hotel, Tuesday 15 March, 2016 – Talk by Dr. Donnacha Ó Beacháin Summary – This presentation focuses on the ideological evolution of the Fianna Fáil party from its origins in the 1920s until the 1970s, when the conflagration in Northern Ireland … Continue reading

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Some Upcoming Events

The Old Athlone Society  February to April 2016 events Wednesday 17thFebruary Venue – Lough Ree Yacht Club ‘Secrets of the Bog Bodies’ by Dr Eamonn Kelly ———– Tuesday 15th March Venue – The Sheraton Hotel The Institutionalisation of a political ideal: Fianna Fail, Irish … Continue reading

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2015 in review

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from The Old Athlone Society. 2015 marked the inaugural year for our website and the good people at WordPress have compiled statistics for the year: Here’s an excerpt: A New York City subway train … Continue reading

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