The inaugural meeting of the Mullingar Archaeological and Historical Society was held in St Mary’s College on April 6th 1978.
Leo Daly was elected as Chairman with Tom Fanning as Vice Chairman; Secretary, Dick Hogan, Mrs A Casey Asst. Secretary, Mrs Ann Waldron Treasurer, Committee: Ann Rylands, James Daly, Michael Conlon, Madeline Shaw.
Leo Daly founder of the Society and father of local history in Mullingar. Leo is pictured in quintessential Aran Islands mode where he spent many happy times.
Leo was an author, photographer and broadcaster; he has left a vast collection of scholarly work on Mullingar and we are indebted to him for his dedication to history and heritage issues in this county.
The society will continue the great work started by Leo in 1978.
Hon. Presidents —Ruth Illingworth, Doreen Daly
Chairman –Myles Cosgrove
Vice Chairman–Peter Wallace
Committee: Frank Hynes, Paddy Casey, Seamus O Brien, Sean T Kelly, Mary Mahon, Anna May Monaghan
Heritage Week outing to Dun na Sgiath in August 2015.