Ruaidhri O Flaithbheartaigh and his books.
Prof. Richard Sharpe
“Roderick O’Flaherty, in Irish, Ruaidhri Ó Flaithbheartaigh (1629–1716/18), was an Irish aristocrat whose father Hugh held the castle and manor of Moycullen, Co. Galway. He was an eminent historian and collector of Irish manuscripts and, as author of Ogygia seu rerum hibernicarum chronologia (London 1685), he enjoyed a high reputation for his learning in the profound antiquities of Ireland. For this reason the great Welsh scholar Edward Lhwyd (1660–1709), when touring Ireland in 1700, visited Ó Flaithbheartaigh at his home in Cois Fhairrge, Co. Galway. (more…)
The Dead of the the Irish Revolution in Co. Galway, 1916-1921:
Dr. Conor MacNamara
According to Prof. Eunan O’Halpin the victims of the violence of the early 1920s in Ireland – traditionally serialised as the Easter Rising (1916), The War of Independence (1919-21) and the Civil War (1922-23) – were never fully counted. No one wanted to remember how many died, let alone who killed them. In the book Terror in Ireland, edited by David Fitzpatrick, O’Halpin presents us with he following figures.
*2,141 deaths from political violence in 1917-21, of whom;
* Three places combined; Cork County, Dublin city and Belfast, saw over 50% of the fatalities.
* A further 25% of the casualties are shared between four Munster counties; Limerick, Kerry, Tipperary and Clare.
*48% of deaths, or 898 people, were civilians and the other 52% were combatants.
*Of the combatants, 467 were IRA, 514 RIC, and 262 British military.
The lecture will take place at the Harbour Hotel, Dock Road, Galway at 8pm
Monday 12th November.
All are welcome and admission is free.
|Date||2018/19 Season of Talks||Speaker|
|Sep 10th||Votes for Women and Political Citizenship: suffrage campaigners in the West of Ireland.||Mary Clancy|
|Oct 8th||Amhrain agus Danta Raiftearai (a bi-lingual lecture)||Dr. Nollaig Ó Muraíle|
|Nov 11th*||Ruaidhri O Flaithbheartaigh and his books.|
(A special lecture which will take place at Station House Theatre, Clifden.)
|Prof. Richard Sharpe|
|Nov 12th*||Title: TBA|
(A second special lecture to be held in conjunction with NUI, Galway.)
|Prof. Richard Sharpe|
|Nov 12th||The Dead of the Irish Revolution in Co. Galway, 1916-1921: An Overview||Dr. Conor McNamara|
|Dec 10th||World War I, its causes re-evaluated.||Eugene Jordan|
|Jan 14th||Spanish Armada and Galway||Peadar O’Dowd|
|Feb 11th||Roscommon Castle, the Otherworld and the True Cross||Prof. Tadgh O’Keeffe|
|Mar 11th||Title: TBA||Dr. Deirdre Ní Chonghaile|
|Apr 8th||Traditional Irish Dance||Hubert Jennings|
All lectures, with the exception of the two marked with *, will take place at the Harbour Hotel, Dock Road, Galway at 8pm
on the second Monday of the month during the season.