Westmeath Archaeological and Historical Society will host a series of on line lectures on Doing Local History

Because of the Pandemic since March 2020 the Society has had to suspend its on site activities and this looks likely to for the foreseeable future

Every cloud has a silver lining so this is an opportunity to gain new research skills and even consider writing a history of your local area

To view the list of Upcoming Lectures or online events – Click Here


20th October 2021 – Dr Mary Shine Tompson – Click Here

27th October 2021 –

3rd November 2021 – Dr Paul Gosling – Click Here

Go To ZOOM lectures – Click Here

Past Online Lectures

6th October 2021 – Dr Sylvia Turner – Click Here

13th October 2021 – Dr Eugene Dunne – Click Here

4th November 2020 – Ann Murtagh – Click Here

11th November 2020 – Dr Paul Hughes – Click Here

18th November 2020 – Ruth Illingworth – Click Here

25th November 2020 – Gretta Connell – Click Here

Supported by Creative Ireland & Westmeath County Council
Supported by Creative Ireland & Westmeath County Council
Westmeath County Council
Westmeath County Council
Dept of Tourism Culture Arts Gaeltacht sport media sponsor Westmeath Archaelogical and Histroical Society

All ZOOM lectures – Click Here

The Westmeath Archaeological and Historical Society was founded in 1978. It aims to heighten awareness of our local archaeological and historical heritage. Lectures are held in the Greville Arms Hotel between September and May.

An annual outing is organised during the summer. Notable local historians such as the late Leo Daly and Michael O Conlain were founder members of the society and delivered many lectures to it over the years.

In recent times the society has supported the very important survey of Barrows in the county which is being carried out by Dr David Mc Guinness with guidance from Prof Michael Herity. Both local and national speakers have shared their expertise with the members down the years and these lectures have been very well attended.

The society organised its first conference in April 2016 to commemorate the 1916 Rising. National and local historians examined the significance of this important event for our country and county.  Our second conference on April 8 2017, examined important aspects of Westmeath’s history over the last two millenia.