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November 2020

Author / Historian Ruth Illingford

Ruth Illingworth Reflects on Researching Women’s History in County Westmeath

Wednesday, November 18th, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Westmeath Archaeological and Historical Society Presents "Researching Women's History in County Westmeath" by Author - Ruth Illingworth On wednesday 18th November 2020 at 8pm This is an online event available on Zoom - see link below Supported by Creative Ireland & Westmeath County Council Click Link:-    Zoom Online Lecture On November 18th well known Local Historian, Author and Tour Guide Ruth Illingworth will reflect on how to research women’s history in County Westmeath. Ruth is a published author and has…

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Gretta Connell Guides through researching your family tree with the focus on local sources

Wednesday, November 25th, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Librarian Author Gretta Connell

Westmeath Archaeological and Historical Society Presents "Guides through researching your family tree with the focus on local sources" by Librarian / Author Gretta Connell On wednesday 25th November 2020 at 8pm This is an online event available on Zoom - see link below Supported by Creative Ireland & Westmeath County Council Click Link:-    Zoom Online Lecture Our final lecture takes place on Wednesday November 25th 2020 The speaker is well known librarian and author of the reference source of exploring…

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December 2020

Book Launch: The Burning Tower by Author Patrick Casey

Wednesday, December 16th, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Book Launch The Burning Tower by Patrick j Casey

Westmeath Archaeological and Historical Society Presents Book Launch "The Burning Tower" by Author Patrick J Casey On wednesday 16th December 2020 at 7.30pm This is an online event available on Zoom - see link below Supported by Creative Ireland & Westmeath County Council Click Link:-    Zoom Online Lecture This is an Exciting New Book  on local landlord Sir Francis Hopkins A very interesting addition to the history of  the Westmeath landlord class has just been published by Patrick J Casey…

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February 2021

The Dead of the Irish Revolution by Professor Eunan O’Halpin

February 3rd @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Free
Prof Eunan O'Halpin Lectures for WHAHS

Westmeath Archaeological and Historical Society Presents A lecture on The Dead of the Irish Revolution by Prof Eunan O'Halpin TCD On wednesday 3rd February 2021 at 8pm This is an online event available on Zoom - see link below Supported by Creative Ireland & Westmeath County Council Click Link:-    Zoom Online Lecture Prof O Halpin has just published the widely acclaimed The Dead of the Irish Revolution which is the first comprehensive account to record and analyse all deaths arising…

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Lecture by French Historian Dr Amelia Dochy

February 10th @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Free
Dr Amelia Dochy lectures for WHAHS

Westmeath Archaeological and Historical Society Presents Lecture by French Historian Dr Amelia Dochy On wednesday 10th February 2021 at 8pm This is an online event available on Zoom - see link below Supported by Creative Ireland & Westmeath County Council Click Link:-    Zoom Online Lecture Our second lecture on February 10th will be given by French historian Dr Amelia Dochy who completed her PhD on the famous Scottish painter Erskine Nicol who spent considerable time in Westmeath during the 1860’s…

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Lecture by Archaeologist Colm Flynn

February 17th @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Free
Colm Flynn Archaeologist

Westmeath Archaeological and Historical Society Presents A Lecture by Archaeologist Mr Colm Flynn On wednesday 17th February 2021 at 8pm This is an online event available on Zoom - see link below Supported by Creative Ireland & Westmeath County Council Click Link:-    Zoom Online Lecture Our final speaker in this series is archaeologist Colm Flynn who excavated a Bronze Age burial chamber during works on realigning the N52 at Tevrin close to Delvin. The excavations on the Cist grave took…

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April 2021

Mullingar in 1921 by Historian Ruth Illingworth

April 14th @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Author / Historian Ruth Illingford

Westmeath Archaeological and Historical Society Presents A Lecture by Local Historian Ruth Illingworth History Society Decade of Centenaries Lecture Series Westmeath Archaeological and Historical Society are again hosting an on line  lecture series on the War of Independence with special focus on the local impact of this defining moment in our history. In our first lecture, well known local historian Ruth Illingworth will talk about Mullingar  in 1921 with particular attention to social and political developments in the town. On…

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Lecture by Dr Ian Kenneally

April 21st @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Dr Ian Kenneally

Westmeath Archaeological and Historical Society Presents A Lecture by Athlone Based Historian Dr Ian Kenneally "The Fate of the Landlord Class in County Westmeath" History Society Decade of Centenaries Lecture Series Westmeath Archaeological and Historical Society are again hosting an on line  lecture series on the War of Independence with special focus on the local impact of this defining moment in our history. In our second lecture, ,  Dr Ian Kenneally  an Athlone based historian with several books to his…

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Lecture by Prof. Marie Coleman

April 28th @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Prof Marie Coleman

Westmeath Archaeological and Historical Society Presents "Troblus, Truce Treaty" A Lecture by Castlepollard Native Prof. Marie Coleman Reflecting on the role of women in the struggle for independence and on how the events of 100 years ago can be appropriately commemorated today. History Society Decade of Centenaries Lecture Series Westmeath Archaeological and Historical Society are again hosting an on line  lecture series on the War of Independence with special focus on the local impact of this defining moment in our…

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May 2021

Remembering Civil War: The Ernie O’Malley Notebooks by Dr Eve Morrison

May 5th @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Dr Eve Morrison

Westmeath Archaeological and Historical Society Presents Remembering Civil War: The Ernie O'Malley Notebooks A Lecture by Dr Eve Morrision Dr Eve Morrison has completed extensive research into the life and times of War of Independence veteran Ernie O Malley. Ernie O'Malley Dr Eve Morrison specialises in personal testimony and legacy interviews with veterans of the Irish independence struggle and civil war (1916-1923). Both her PHD (Trinity College Dublin) and post-doctoral fellowship (University College Dublin) were funded by the Irish Research…

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