Programme 2018


25 January 2018 – Annual General Meeting 

‘Prince of Spies’: Henri le Caron and Irish American Republicanism
Dr Gillian O’Brien, Liverpool John Moores University.

Please join us for a drinks reception at 6.30pm.

22 February 2018

George Victor du Noyer, the road from artist to geologist
Dr Susan Hegarty, DCU School of History and Geography

29 March 2018

Frederic William Burton: a life defined by art and antiquity
Dr Marie Bourke, curator of ‘Frederic William Burton: For the Love of Art’

26 April 2018

Lords and literature: contents and contexts of some late medieval Irish manuscripts
Prof. Ruairí Ó hUiginn, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies

31 May 2017 – Helen Roe Lecture

Skellig Michael: unpeeling its many layers 
Mr Grellan D. Rourke, OPW

27 September 2018

Conflict or coexistence? Pagans and Christians in fifth and sixth century Ireland
Dr Elva Johnston, UCD School of History

25 October 2018 – Frank Mitchell Lecture

Reading the Irish Cistercian landscape
Dr Geraldine Stout, National Monuments Service

29 November 2018

A taste for Gothic
Dr Judith Hill, Architectural Historian

13 December 2018

The dioceses of Meath and Ossory in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries
Dr Michael O’Neill, Architectural Historian



5 February 2018

The National Inventory of Architectural Heritage (2002–2017): results and prospects
Mr Willie Cumming, Dept of Culture, Heritage & the Gaeltacht

5 March 2018

Everything but the apothecary: recent archaeological excavations on Kevin Street, Dublin
Mr Alan Hayden, Archaeologist , Archaeological Projects Ltd.

9 April 2018

Making Victorian Dublin: an intertwining of architecture and geology
Dr Patrick N. Wyse Jackson, Trinity College Dublin

14 May 2018

The recent archaeological discoveries at Rathfarnham Castle
Ms Alva McGowan, Archaeologist

3 September 2018

Music, dancing and country house culture in mid-nineteenth century Ireland
Dr Karol Mullaney-Dignam, University of Limerick

1 October 2018

Revealing the Voices & Experiences of Ireland’s 19th Century Emigrants through American Military Pensions
Mr Damien Shiels, Military Historian & Archaeologist

5 November 2018

Surveying our archaeological landscapes and monuments: 3D documentation challenges, solutions and opportunities
Mr Robert Shaw, The Discovery Programme