Meath Peace Group and the Meath Archaeological and Historical Society Joint Seminar:
“History in Modern Ireland/Northern Ireland” held on Saturday, 13th September 2014 at St Columban’s College, Dalgan Park, Navan, Co. Meath
Session I – ‘The Socio-Political Importance of History in Modern Ireland/Northern Ireland, particularly in this Decade of Centenaries‘ – [report now available in the public talks archive section of this website – talk no. 79] Speakers: Mary Ann Lyons (Head of History Dept, NUI Maynooth), Gordon Lucy (Belfast historian) and Thomas Byrne (Fianna Fail Senator). Chaired by John Clancy
Session II – ‘History in Irish education‘ – [report in progress] Speakers: Damien English TD (Minister of State at the Department of Education and Skills), Professor Fionnuala Waldron (Dean of Education, St Patrick’s College/DCU) and Niamh Crowley (Vice-President, History Teachers Association of Ireland). Chaired by Peter Connell (historian, editor of Riocht na Midhe)
Seminar organisers: Julitta Clancy and Kevin Reilly, with the assistance of the Council of the MAHS and the MPG Committee
Acknowledgments: The Meath Peace Group and the Council of the Meath Archaeological and Historical Society would like to thank all who participated in this seminar and all who have helped with planning, publicity, organisation and catering on the day. In particular we thank the speakers and chairpersons, the seminar organisers, and the audience members – several of whom have come long distances. Special thanks are due to the Columban Fathers and to Lisa and David of Dalgan Park. The Meath Peace Group would like to thank the Department of Foreign Affairs Reconciliation Fund for financial assistance through the Meath Peace Group.
M.A.H.S. DECADE OF CENTENARIES LECTURE: Wed. Nov 26th at St Mary’s Church of Ireland Hall, Navan (at 7.30pm): “Irish Volunteers and National Volunteers in Meath 1914-1916” by Ruth Illingworth. All welcome