Lectures 2017

Lectures and talks take place at 7.30pm in the Helen Roe Theatre, which is in the basement of Society House, 63 Merrion Square, unless otherwise indicated. All are welcome to attend.

26 January 2017 – Annual General Meeting
The Armada cannons from Streedagh
Mr Fionnbarr Moore, Underwater Archaeology Unit, National Monuments Service


23 February 2017
Travel writers and literature associated with Lough Ree, particularly in the nineteenth century
Dr Mary Shine Thompson, Dublin City University


23 March 2017
The Early Irish Manuscripts Project at Trinity College Dublin
Ms Susie Bioletti, Trinity College Dublin


20 April 2017
Brave monuments: the buildings of County Monaghan
Mr Kevin Mulligan, Architectural Historian


18 May 2017 – Helen Roe Lecture
Monasterboice’s crosses and the eye of the beholder
Dr Heather Pulliam, University of Edinburgh


21 September 2017
The Lough Kinale Book-Shrine: conservation, techniques and style
Dr Paul Mullarkey, National Museum of Ireland


26 October 2017 – Frank Mitchell Lecture
Village life in prehistoric Ireland? New insights on/into the house clusters at Mullaghfarna, Co. Sligo and Turlough Hill, Co. Clare
Dr Stefan Berg, National University of Ireland, Galway


23 November 2017
Settlement and architecture in Plantation Ireland: an archaeological perspective
Dr James Lyttleton, Archaeologist


14 December 2017
Hair hurling balls: review, research and scientific investigations
Ms Clodagh Doyle, National Museum of Ireland