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Westmeath Archaeological & Historical Society

An invitation to

From Cregganbaun, Co.Mayo to Kiltoom Co.Westmeath

A lecture by Mary & John Burke

28th February 2024 at 8:00pm

At the Greville Arms Hotel, Mullingar.

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New Lecture Schedule 2023 – 2024 Season

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Westmeath Archaeological & Historical Society

A Lecture In association with Westmeath County Council

The Land Border In Ireland

by Dr Cormac Moore

On Wednesday 20th September 2023 at 8.00pm

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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.