The best laid schemes o’ mice an’ men / Gang aft agley and so as the Xbox hits Level 3, we are switching to Plan B. Next Monday night, 12th October, the GAHS intended to host a lecture in the new blended format, with a small socially distanced audience at the Harbour Hotel which was also to be broadcast simultaneously over the Internet on the GAHS YouTube channel. That now cannot take place as Dr Aengus Finnegan was due to give a talk on the fascinating subject of ‘an overview of current research on Irish field names’, but is now prevented from leaving Co. Westmeath. That is the bad news. The good news is that the President of the GAHS, Dr. Séan O Duibhir, will deliver a lecture instead. However, it will take place on the following Monday 19th October and will be broadcast live at 8pm on YouTube.