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Monday, January 8, 2018

Lecture Series, January to May 2018

LECTURES and events 2018

Please note all lectures are held at 8pm in St. Patricks Gateway Centre,
Patrick Street, Waterford, unless otherwise stated.
Lectures are free for members, non-members €5.00

Jan. – May 2018

Jan. 26th, 2018
Speaker:  Dr Michael Byrne

Title:  Niall Byrne’s contribution to forging medieval Waterford’s historical identity

In this lecture Dr Niall Byrne’s son will summarise the work done by his father in his four books and outline their enduring importance in forging Waterford’s historical identity.

Feb. 23rd, 2018
Speaker:  Dr Úna Ní Bhroiméil

Title:  Cartoon representations of John Redmond
1906 – 1916

A special lecture marking the centenary of the death of John Redmond, MP for Waterford, in March 1918. Many cartoons of Redmond were published in the Irish-American and British press and they give an insight into how Redmond’s political leadership was perceived, in both positive and a negative light.

Mar. 23rd, 2018
Speaker:  Mr John Martin

Title:  The development of Dungarvan c. 1200 – 1900

The lecture will focus on the development of Dungarvan, as an urban centre, from its foundation by the Anglo-Normans to the end of the 19th century.

Apr. 27th, 2018
Speaker:  Ms Joanne Hughes

Title:  Recent excavation at Arundel Square, Waterford

Ms Hughes directed archaeological excavations in 2017 in advance of construction of an extension to City Square shopping centre. The excavations, on the site which fronted onto Arundel Sq., led to the discovery of evidence for medieval and post-medieval urban activity.

May 25th, 2018
Speaker:  Mr. Damian Shiels

Title:  Waterford connections to the American Civil War

Waterford people are well aware of Thomas Francis Meagher’s involvement in the American Civil War, however, he was one of only many Waterford people who participated in or whose families were touched by this bloody conflict. Mr Shiels’ research has revealed the impact the war had on Irish participants and their relatives.

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