Tag Archives: History

Liberating Ireland: Daniel O’Connell and the Civil Rights Campaigns of the Nineteenth Century

Lough Ree Yacht Club, on Wednesday, 26th October, 2016, at 8.00 pm – Talk by Prof. Patrick Geoghegan, TCD (with an introduction by Mr. Justice John Mac Menamin, Supreme Court) Summary – On 18 June 1843 Daniel O’Connell addressed a monster meeting in … Continue reading

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Field Trip to site of the Battle of the Boyne

9.30 am, Saturday, 17th September, 2016 Battle of the Boyne site and Monasterboice – with Dr. Harman Murtagh as guide On Saturday, 17 September, the Society will travel to the Battle of the Boyne site, Monasterboice, and, time permitting, Trim … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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The Billy English Memorial Lecture, 2016: The Houses and Landed Families of Westmeath

Wineport Lodge, Wednesday, 20 April at 8.00 pm – Talk by Donal O’Brien Speaker – Donal’s recent book ‘The Houses and Landed Families of Westmeath’ is a valuable contribution to the heritage of County Westmeath and contains over 700 photographs with 250 … Continue reading

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Athlone and the Easter Rising

The Sheraton Hotel, Athlone, Saturday, 2 April, 2016 First speaker on-stage at 10.15 am: admission price, €5 On Saturday 2 April 2016, The Old Athlone Society will host ‘Paths to Freedom’, a day of talks that will explore the history of … Continue reading

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Travels on the Shannon with Jane W. Shackleton

Lough Ree Yacht Club on Wednesday, 30th March at 8.00 pm – Talk by Jonathan Shackleton, FRGS Summary  – Jane W.  Shackleton (1842-1909) was one of the pioneers of photography in Ireland and during her lifetime amassed an enormous and important collection of … 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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