Offaly Heritage Seminar 2004
Dooly's Hotel, Birr, Co. Offaly Saturday 13th November. Set out below are the details of an interesting Heritage Seminar being held
The aim of the seminar is to
9.45am Registration at Dooly's Hotel
10.15am -1.00pm Tour of the Bridges of Birr by Industrial Archaeologist Fred Hamond
1.00pm Light lunch in Dooly's Hotel,
2.00pm Opening by Cllr Tony McLoughlin, Cathaoirleach Birr Town Council
2.05pm An Update on Delivering the Offaly Heritage Plan
2002 - 2006 by Amanda Pedlow, Offaly Heritage Officer
2.30pm An Overview of Offaly's Bridges by Fred Hamond, Industrial Archaeologist
2.55pm The MacRegol Gospels Project led by Irene Morrow
3.20pm Tea / Coffee
3.45pm Pullough Village Design Statement May Ridgwell, Pullough Residents Development Association Core Group.
4.05pm The Architectural Inventory of Offaly - The National Context Willie Cumming, Senior Architect, DEHLG
4.30pm Discussion and Close
There is no charge for this seminar, however it would be much appreciated if you could let us know what sessions you will be attending.
Please phone 0506 46839 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to say which
of the three options you would like to avail of:
1. Walking tour of Bridges of Birr
2. Soup and Sandwich Lunch
3. Afternoon Seminar
by Tuesday 9th November 2004
Lecture - Distilling in Offaly Dooly's Hotel, Birr, Monday 15th Nov. @ 8pm
This illustrated lecture will be given by Michael Byrne to the Birr Historical Society and is open to the public and all members from Tullamore, Banagher and Kilcormac are welcome to attend. The Lecture will survey the history of the distilling industry in County Offaly from the late eighteenth century to the cessation of distilling in Tullamore in 1954.
Recent Wetlands Archaeological Investigations in County Offaly and Longford
Research Centre Bury Quay, 18th November @ 8.30pm.
Ms. Jane Whitaker who is a wetlands excavation manager with ADS Limited has agreed to give a talk in November on the above subject. Archaeological Development Services (ADS) Ltd. have been working as Bord na Mona's consultant archaeologists since 1998. Since then, over 100 excavations have been carried out in the BnM wetlands of County's Longford and Offaly in Mountdillion, Lemanaghan, and Derrygreenagh. The past two seasons work has concentrated in Cloncreen, Clonad and Ballykean Bogs in the Derrygreenagh works area and have yielded some very interesting sites and finds. ADS are also about to undertake the Peatlands Survey for 2004 on behalf of the Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government (DOE H & LG - formerly Duchas). This survey will concentrate on the Ballydermott/Allen Bogs.
The annual dinner is on Sunday 5th December at Bridge House Hotel @ 1 pm.
The after lunch presentation is a photographic review by Dorothee Bibby who led the trip by members to Germany in June last. The presentation will recall trips to Trier, Koblenz, Cologne, Bonn, the cruise on the Rhine, and the tour of the Roman archaeological remains at Rhinebrol.
Please book your place now with the Society at 0506 21421 as demand will be strong.
The Journal for 2005 - vol. 3
Our thanks to Rory Masterson who is currently finalising the production of the 2005 Journal, being the third volume in the series. The new Journal will retail at â‚¬15 and if you have not got the first two we are offering a package of the three for â‚¬40. This is a very valuable record and you should ensure to have all of the journals as the print runs are small and they will eventually go out of print. They will provide a valuable reference work.
The Journal for 2005 should be available not later than the Christmas Lunch on 5th December.
The Christmas Draw has come round again and we enclose our card. Members have been very supportive and the income is helpful in carrying out projects during the year. Your help again this year will be greatly appreciated. You might note that we have new prizes this year.
History Ireland and Archaeology Ireland
History Ireland have written to let us know about their monthly journal and if you would like to order you can write to History Ireland, PO Box 69, Bray, Co. Wicklow.
Longford Westmeath Argentina Society
The Honorary Secretary of this group is Tommy Ganly one of our members at 11 Roscommon Road, Athlone, Co. Westmeath. If you would like to support the raffle for this group you might contact him.The Society has its own web site as per details attached. www.webspawner.com/users/ldwharg entinasoc/