The 14th Lismullin Institute heritage series continues this Autumn. The series seeks to raise public awareness of many aspects of our heritage through high-class lectures and the continued good response has been gratifying. The support of many individuals as well as voluntary and statutory bodies such as the Meath County Council, Meath Archaeological and Historical Society and the Heritage Council through its Heritage Officers, has been very welcome. Your on-going support for the heritage series and other activities in Lismullin Conference Centre is very much appreciated.
Tuesday 13th October, 8pm: Fr Paul Walsh: A Great Meath Scholar
Thursday 29th October, 8pm: The “Wild Geese”, the Irish Colleges on the continent, and the Irish language in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries
Tuesday 3rd November, 8pm: The Intellectual Life of the Irish Midlands in the Seventh Century
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Tuesday 13 October 2015, 8 pm
Fr Paul Walsh (1885-1941), born near Mullingar and a priest of the diocese of Meath, was one of the most respected Irish scholars of the past century and a half. His prolific output over three decades of a life that was far too short includes numerous and many-faceted works that are still highly-regarded in academic circles. This lecture will give a brief account of his life and background and of his scholarly productions before homing in on the many books and articles of his that deal with the history and cultural heritage (including the place-names) of his native Meath – the ancient kingdom whose medieval boundaries are reflected in those of the modern diocese of Meath.
Nollaig Ó Muraíle
Nollaig, from Knock, Co. Mayo, is a graduate of Maynooth University. Recently retired as Senior Lecturer in Irish, NUI Galway, he was formerly a Placenames Officer with the Ordnance Survey and, later, Reader in Irish and Celtic Studies, Queen’s University, Belfast. A member of the Royal Irish Academy, his publications include a 5-volume edition of Dubhaltach Mac Fhir Bhisigh’s Great Book of Irish Genealogies (2003-4), a collection of Paul Walsh’s writings, Irish Leaders and Learning (2002), and a re-edition of Tadhg Ó Cianáin’s contemporary account of the ‘Flight of the Earls’, 1607-8 (2008).