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Monday, January 31, 2011

Just Published: Glassmaking in Ireland - From the Medieval to the Contemporary

Published by Irish Academic Press, Glassmaking in Ireland - From the Medieval to the Contemporary, edited by WAHS member and formerDecies editor, Dr John M Hearne, is described as 'A treasure-trove of fascinating information for the scholar, collector and enthusiast alike'.
This is a comprehensive book on the history of Irish glass-making, dedicated to the memory of Mary Boydell, who was an authority on Irish glass and a co-founder of the Glass Society of Ireland.
From archaeological evidence to results of new research, the importance of glass in art, history, and economy are dealt with in this publication, launched in Dublin by Dr Patrick F Wallace, Director of the National Museum of Ireland on Friday 28 January 2011.

The Waterford launch will take place this coming Friday 4 February 2011 in the Book Centre, Waterford.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

January Lecture: Bridget Redmond, Keeper Of The Redmondite Flame in Waterford

Our first lecture of 2011 will be delivered by Ms Alice McDermott, Lecturer in History and Cultural Studies at Waterford Institute of Technology.
The subject of her lecture will be Bridget Redmond, TD for Waterford Constituency from 1932-1952, wife of William Redmond and daughter in law of John Redmond.

Monday, January 3, 2011

the Re-enacting Ancient Times Society

Remember our Viking/Templars re-enacting friends in September? They were interviewed on BBC Radio Northampton on Sunday 2nd January 2011. You can listen to the interview by clicking on the link below [it's a 3 hour-long program, move the cursor forward to the 2-hour mark] to hear Bjarni & Richard talk about their passion for live history and their visit to Waterford in September 2010.

Find out more about the Re-enacting Ancient Times Society : all about Live History and learning through fun!!!

The Waterford Archaeological and Historical Society, Ireland.
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