Archaeolgoical  excavations of Bective Abbey

Archaeolgoical excavations of Bective Abbey

 Wednesday 11th April 8:00 pm In her talk on the Bective Abbey project Geraldine will be discussing the results of four seasons of archaeological excavation that took place between 2009 and 2012 at Bective Abbey, Co. Meath. Bective, founded in 1147, was the first...
The Experience of the Second Vatican Council

The Experience of the Second Vatican Council

Wednesday 21st March 8:00 pm Bishop Michael Smith was a student in Rome in the period 1962-65 when the Second Vatican Council took place. He attended all 168 sessions of the Council, where he worked as a note taker. He can now be said to be one of a dwindling band of...
The Company of Trees

The Company of Trees

Tuesday, 21 November, 2017 at 8pm The master of Tullynally Castle, Castlepollard will base this lecture on his book “The Company of Trees. A Year in a Lifetime’s Quest” which was published in 2015. The book takes the form of a diary of one year, 2013. It concentrates...
William Rowan Hamilton’s Schooldays in Trim

William Rowan Hamilton’s Schooldays in Trim

Wednesday 8 November at 8pm William Rowan Hamilton (1805-1865) is the most famous mathematician ever to have come out of Ireland. From 1827 on he was Royal Astronomer for Ireland, based in Dunsink Observatory in Castleknock near Dublin. This talk explores Hamilton’s...
Ireland and Climate Change:  The Rhetoric and the Reality

Ireland and Climate Change: The Rhetoric and the Reality

Wednesday 18th October 8 pm Climate science, climate policy and climate justice have become increasingly intertwined, and have gained considerable traction in the public consciousness as awareness of the shortening timescales for effective action has become clear....
Jerusalem – A Christian Archaeological Perspective

Jerusalem – A Christian Archaeological Perspective

Thursday 6 April 2017, 8pm Jerusalem is one of the oldest cities in the world. It is considered a holy city in the three major Abrahamic religions of Judaism, Christianity and Islam.  It is a small but highly important place full of magnificent history. Over 100 times...