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
15th December 2021 – Pre-Launch “Westmeath History and Society” – 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
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.