Cumann Seandalaiochta agus Staire Phort Lairge

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Upcoming Lecture: Dr Eugene Broderick on Bishop Robert Daly

The next lecture on our calendar is on Friday 25th April 2014

  Speaker:  Dr. Eugene Broderick

Topic: Bishop Robert Daly of Waterford and Lismore 1843 - 1872 (The 'Protestant Pope')

Time: 8 pm

Venue: Edmund Rice Conference Centre, Barrack Street, Waterford

Admission: €5.00 non-members (members free)

WAHS Committee 2014-2015

The election of the new committee for 2014-2015 took place at the AGM on Thursday 10 April 2014.

The following officers were elected: 

Chair:  Kevin P Hall
Vice-chair:  Erica Fay
Hon. Secretary: Béatrice Payet
Hon. Treasurer: Tony Gunning
PRO: Michael Maher
Hon. Editor  Donnchadh Ó Ceallacháin


Fergus Dillon
Cian Manning
Anne Cusack
Pat Deegan
George Kavanagh
Sonny Condon (ex officio)

The Book Of Lismore, a lecture by Pr Pádraig Ó Macháin

Professor Pádraig Ó Macháin had a 'full house' on Friday 28th March for his lecture on the Book of Lismore. Questions were burning and answered during the course of the lecture, which sparked much interest and more questions.

Putting it back in the context of Irish manuscripts, The Book of Lismore is so-called because it was found during renovations in Lismore Castle, together with the Lismore Crozier. However it was originally written for the McCarthy family, either in Kilbrittain Castle or at Timoleague Friary.

Pages from the Book Of Lismore

 Even though it contains texts of Irish interest, in particular Irish saints' lives, it also holds the Deeds of Charlemagne and the Travels of Marco Polo, amongst other texts. The Book of Lismore revived the scribal tradition in Cork, and nowadays the digital version is available online at

Professor Padráig Ó Macháin with Vice-Chairman Kevin Hall
The Waterford Archaeological and Historical Society, Ireland.
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