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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. 

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