Public Lecture Series 2012 - Reading the Landscape of Co. Meath
by Meath County Council/ Irish Archaeology Field School
This lecture series will focus on the way in which successive phases of Irish history can be read in the Meath landscape. Each lecture will examine a specific period in Irish history and trace the inscriptions that have been left on our landscape from that period. The purpose of the series is to provide audiences with a general overview of the main events and periods in Irish history and with a perspective on how that history can be read in the landscape today. In doing so, we would like audiences to explore the past through the landscape as it exists in the present. The Meath landscape is a fascinating museum in which our history and heritage can be experienced.
There is no charge for the lectures but we ask participants to reserve a place by contacting: Mary Kelly, Meath County Council, Abbey Road, Navan, Co. Meath/ firstname.lastname@example.org
Lectures will be held on successive Thursday evenings in May and June from 7.30 to 9pm at either Dowdstown House, Dalgan Park, Navan or at St. Patrick's Cathedral, Church of Ireland, St. Loman’s Street, Trim (please see programme for the location of each lecture).
Pre-historic and Early Christian Meath - Dr Conor Brady, Dundalk Institute of Technology (24th May - Dowdstown House, Dalgan Park, Navan)
The Medieval and Anglo-Norman Period - Mr John Bradley, NUI Maynooth
(31st May - Dowdstown House, Dalgan Park, Navan)
Sixteenth and Seventeenth Century Meath - Dr Mary Kelly, Meath County Council (7th June - Dowdstown House, Dalgan Park, Navan)
18th Century Trim: Jonathan Swift and the Geography of Laracor - Mr Richard Haworth, Laracor, Trim (14th June – St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Church of Ireland, St. Loman’s Street, Trim)
Nineteenth Century Change - Dr Mary Kelly, Meath County Council (21st June - Dowdstown House, Dalgan Park, Navan)
Reading the Meath Landscape - Professor Patrick Duffy, NUI Maynooth (28th June - St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Church of Ireland, St. Loman’s Street, Trim)
An action of the County Meath Heritage Plan 2007-2011 supported by Meath County Council and the Heritage Council