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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Lecture Series, September-December 2017

Waterford Archaeological & Historical Society
Please note all lectures are held at 8pm in St. Patrick’s Gateway Centre, Patrick Street, Waterford, unless otherwise stated.
Lectures are free for members. Non-members €5.00. Students €2.50.

September 29th, 2017 - Topic: Waterford district lunatic asylum, 1834-1922
Speaker: Mr Tony Gyves
In the 1820s and 1830s a network of district lunatic asylums was established. These were effectively Ireland’s first mental hospitals. Waterford’s district lunatic asylum was established in 1834. Mr Tony Gyve has researched the history of this significant Waterford medical facility.

October 20th, 2017 - Topic: Medieval nunneries in Ireland
Speaker: Dr Tracy Collins
Dr Collins’ research focuses on the archaeological evidence for female monasticism in medieval Ireland, with a particular emphasis on the later medieval period. One of the most important late medieval nunneries in Ireland was Kiliculliheen in Ferrybank.
This lecture will be held in the Parnell room, Granville Hotel.

October 28th, 2017 - Launch of Decies No. 73
In conjunction with the Imagine Arts Festival the latest volume of the Waterford Archaeological & Historical Society’s journal will be launched with two guest speakers accompanied by live music.

November 24th, 2017 - Topic: The sinkings of the Coningbeg and Formby
Speaker: Dr Edward Bourke
A special lecture marking the centenary of the sinkings of these Waterford ships in December 1917 and the associated tragic loss of life.

November 26th, 2017 - Annual lunch
Mulled wine reception and lunch, Tapestry Room, Granville Hotel.

Booking details will be circulated closer to the date. 

Summer Outings & Events 2017

Waterford Archaeological & Historical Society

Sunday 11th June – Sunday fieldtrip: Lismore Heritage Centre
Visit Lismore Heritage Centre and take a guided tour of Lismore heritage town, including the historic St Carthage’s Cathedral and the recently exposed Victorian ice-houses.
Meet at the Lismore Heritage Centre at 14:30.

Thursday 22nd June – Evening fieldtrip: The Coastguard in Tramore
Visit to the former H.M. Coastguard Station and a guided walk with Mr. James Doherty around locations associated with the Coastguard in Tramore. This trip is a follow up to a talk given to the society by Mr Doherty in April which highlighted some of the key events in the organisation’s history.
Meet at the Coastguard Cultural Centre, Tramore at 7pm.

Sunday 16th July – Summer outing: The Heart of Medieval Limerick and the Hunt Museums of Treasures
Guided tours of King John’s Castle and the Hunt Museum and other features of historical interest in Limerick’s historic core.
Depart at 08:30am, return at 9pm. Cost 55 euro.

Thursday 10th August – Evening fieldtrip: Waterford’s medieval walls
A guided tour of some well-known and less well-known sections of Waterford’s late medieval walls.
Meet at the Applemarket at 7pm.

Thursday 24th August – Evening Event: People Who Made Waterford Famous
The Society’s contribution to Heritage Week 2017. Join members of Waterford Archaeological & Historical Society who will present a miscellany of short talks about people who put Waterford on the map.
The Tapestry Room, Granville Hotel, Meagher’s Quay, Waterford at 7pm. Free event.


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