Lectures 2015-2016

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Since its foundation in 1946 the society has put on a series of six autumn/winter lectures each year. The topics covered in these lectures vary from subjects of local historical interest to national issues. See below for details of upcoming lectures.

These lectures are held in various venues around the county. The lectures for the coming winter are given below.

Lectures 2015 – 2016
Date Lecturer Topic Venue Time
21th October 2015 Charles Doherty UCD School of History St. Columbanus & the earliest Irish churches in the Carlow area Talbot Hotel Carlow 8.00 pm
18th November 2015 Felix Larkin Academic Director Parnell Summer School ‘Dublin Opinion’ magazine The safety valve of a nation Seven Oaks Hotel Carlow 8.00 pm
20th January 2016 Dr. Elaine Byrne Academic, Journalist & Consultant Carlow & The Famine Girls Mt. Wolesley Hotel 8.00 pm
17th February 2016 Christopher Power Historian Visitations of Vengance The killing of DI Percival Lea- Wilson Seven Oaks Hotel 8.00 pm
16th March 2016 Professor Tadgh O’Keefe UCD School of Archaeology Ballymoon Castle Bagenalstown Credit Union 8.00pm
20th April 2016 Dr. Conor Kostik Michael Ua hAnnracain; Gaelic League, IRB & Novelist Carlow IT 8.00 pm
18th May 2016 Fin Dwyer Author and Presenter of Irish History Podcast The Black Death in County Carlow Seven Oaks Hotel 8.00 pm

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