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Monday, October 23, 2017

Imagine Arts Festival: Decies Journal Launch

Waterford Archaeological and Historical Society launch their annual journal

The Waterford Archaeological and Historical Society is celebrating the launch of the seventy-third volume their annual journal Decies on Saturday 28th October from 6 – 8 pm in the Parnell Room, Granville Hotel, Meagher Quay, Waterford.
The launch is being held to coincide with the Imagine Arts Festival and will include musical performances by The Knotted Chords, a highly regarded Waterford-based folk duo, and short talks by two of the contributors to this year’s journal. Ballyduff native Richard Tobin will talk about his research on some of the personalities involved in the National League, the political party founded by Parnell, in Ballyduff in the 1880s. The stirring trans-Atlantic story of Aglish-born John Cotter who played a significant part in the Gaelic Revival will be told by Brigid McIntyre.
This is a free event and all are welcome, refreshments will be served. Membership of the Waterford Archaeological and Historical Society is open to anyone with an interested in the rich heritage of the Decies. The Annual Subscription is just €25 and entitles members to free admission to our lectures and outings as well as a copy of the annual journal. The membership application form can be downloaded from our website Details of upcoming events can be found on our Facebook page

Contact:           James Eogan, PRO, Waterford Archaeological and Historical Society 087 917 3281

Friday, October 20, 2017

Lecture: Medieval nunneries in Ireland

Our next lecture will take place this Friday 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.
PLEASE NOTE: This lecture will be held in the Parnell room, Granville Hotel.
Time : 8:00pm
Admission: Non-members: €5.00 Students € 2.50
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