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Reading the Landscape of County Meath

Reading the Landscape of County Meath

Meath County Council and the Irish Archaeology Field School present the public lecture series
Reading the Landscape of County Meath

This lecture series will focus on the way in which successive phases of Irish history can be read in the Meath landscape. Each lecture will examine a specific period in Irish history and trace the inscriptions that have been left on our landscape from that period. The purpose of the series is to provide audiences with a general overview of the main events and periods in Irish history and with a perspective on how that history can be read in the landscape today. In doing so, we would like audiences to explore the past through the landscape as it exists in the present. The Meath landscape is a fascinating museum in which our history and heritage can be experienced.

The lectures will be on Thursdays, from 7.30 – 9.00 pm.

24th May: Pre-historic and Early Christian Meath
Speaker: Dr Conor Brady, Dundalk Institute of Technology
Venue: Dowdstown House, Dalgan Park, Navan

31st May: The Medieval and Anglo-Norman Period
Speaker: Mr John Bradley, NUI Maynooth
Venue: Dowdstown House, Dalgan Park, Navan

7th June: Sixteenth and Seventeenth Century Meath
Speaker: Dr Mary Kelly, Meath County Council
Venue: Dowdstown House, Dalgan Park, Navan

14th June: Eighteenth Century Trim: Jonathan Swift and the Geography of Laracor
Speaker: Mr Richard Haworth, Laracor, Trim
St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Church of Ireland, St. Loman’s Street, Trim.

21st June: Nineteenth Century Change
Speaker: Dr Mary Kelly, Meath County Council
Venue: Dowdstown House, Dalgan Park, Navan

28th June: Reading the Meath Landscape
Speaker: Professor Patrick Duffy, NUI Maynooth
Venue: St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Church of Ireland, St. Loman’s Street, Trim

There is no charge for the lectures but we ask participants to reserve a place by contacting Mary Kelly, Meath County Council, Abbey Road, Navan, Co. Meath or, e-mail Mary Kelly – mary.kelly(at)iafs.ie

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