Meath History Events in August

If you’re going to stay in Meath with Duffys of Ballybin self-catering accommodation, you’ll be well-positioned to attend a number of history lectures in August:

Book Launch: “The Parish of Ardcath Clonalvy: A History” – Sunday 12th August at 4pm at Mr. Colm Matthews’ residence across the road from Bennett’s Pub

Trim Walled Town Festival – August 16th to 19th – for further details contact Noel French 086 8053293.

Thursday 16h August – Book Launch : “Wellingtown, Proud to be Irish” by Lady Elizabeth Longford at 5:30pm at the OPW Offices, Jonathan Swift Street, Trim.

Friday 17th August – Medieval Art and Crafts for children 3-10 years. Trim Library at 11am. Booking at 046 9436014, email

Sunday 19th August at 11.30 a.m. Walking tour of part of Town Walls with archaeologist, Finola O’Carroll. Meet at Trim Tourist Office, Castle Street.

Sunday 19th August – Free Festival Fun Day 1:30pm to 5pm in the Castle Car Park

Meet characters from Trim’s history, Puppet show, Medieval Fancy Dress Parade and much more.

The Lady Well Fete – Slane Castle August 19th 2012. Adults €5, children free, proceeds from the Fete will go towards Slane Local Heroes which aims to improve the village of Slane.

Slane History & Archaeology Society Event –  Wednesday August 22nd – A walk in memory of John Cassidy, [1860-1939] sculptor and artist who was a native of Slane. Assemble at St. Erc’s cemetery at 7pm on above date. Walk will proceed to Cassidy’s place of birth in Littlewood.

Hill of Slane by Rossnaree Archaeological Project. Meet at Hill of Slane car park at 3pm on Saturday 18th August, Saturday 25th August and Sunday 26th August.

Kells Library – 23rd of August at 7pm. Local History Talk On George Victor Du Noyer’s Landscapes of Nineteenth Century Meath. The talk will be followed with a walk around Kells looking at Du Noyer’s images and modern Kells. Event is free of charge, phone the library to ensure a place 046-9241592.

MAHS lecture on Sunday, August 26th at 3pm.  “A Grave Matter” Burial & Settlement in early Medieval Meath by Dr. Matthew Seaver. Venue:Dunshaughlin Pastoral Centre.

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