Lectures and Talks 2023

26 January 2023

Annual General Meeting
Seize the Clay! Making Pottery in Fourteenth Century Kilkenny
Mr Cóilín Ó Drisceoil, NMS


23 February 2023
Crusaders and the cultures of crusading in medieval Ireland
Prof. Tadhg O’Keeffe, UCD


23 March 2023
Annual Próinséas Ní Chatháin Memorial Lecture
Atheagrán d’Annála Chluain Mhic Nóis, agus de bhlogh d’Annála LeacáinMr Nollaig Ó Muraíle, MRIA


27 April 2023Dublin’s Law Library as a Concept and a Physical SpaceDr Niamh Howlin, UCD


25 May 2023
Annual Helen Roe Memorial Lecture
What the burgess saw: art in the Irish medieval town
Dr Rachel Moss, TCD


21 September 2023
Contemporary Archaeology, a Maritime perspective
Dr Niall Brady, Director, Archaeological Diving Company, Ltd.


26 October 2023
Annual Frank Mitchell Memorial Lecture
Mesolithic Ireland: new perspectives
Prof. Graeme Warren, UCD


23 November 2023
Feagh McHugh O’Byrne – a most disloyal subject or leader of the Gael?
Dr Emmett O’Byrne

14 December 2023
E. C.R. Armstrong (1879-1923) – Antiquary and Museum Curator
Mr Raghnall Ó Floinn, MRIA, former Director NMI



13 February 2023
Exploring our past through the analysis of ancient dental plaque
Dr Robert Power, UCD


6 March 2023
What lies beneath? Recent research at Castle Roche, County Louth
Ms Laura Corrway, Blackfriary Archaeology Field School


3 April 2023
Rathgall Hillfort, Co. Wicklow. Barry Raftery’s excavations and their impact on current understanding of Bronze Age Ireland
Dr Katharina Becker, UCC


8 May 2023
New approaches to understanding bog butter in Ireland
Ms Karen O’Toole, UCD


4 September 2023
Dating early medieval metalwork: the implications of radiocarbon dating Ireland’s insular crosiers
Dr Griffin Murray, UCC


2 October 2023
Digging in the Irish Archives – Egyptian Collections and Connections
Mr Emmet Jackson, Cardiff University


6 November 2023
Seventeenth-century glass from the Dublin Castle excavations 1961-1987
Mr Antoine Giacometti, Director, Archaeology Plan




15 April 2023

The RSAI Honours George Eogan, a day of talks

Helen Roe Lecture Theatre, Society House



Outing A

25 February 2023

Tour of Clontarf led by Dr Colm Lennon

Meet at 11 am The Yacht Bar and Restaurant, D03 EP93


Outing B

7 October 2023

Dublin Port with Mr Lar Joye, Port Heritage Director,

Meet at 11 am at Dublin Port, D01 H4C6


Spring Excursion: 25 March 2023

Co. Meath



Explorers’ Excursion: 4-6 July 2023


led by Mr Joe Fenwick, Vice-President for Connacht


Autumn Excursion: 16 September 2023

Clonfert Cathedral
led by Mr Con Manning