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Thursday, 26th April. 2018

Your Locality in the Newspapers(1750-1900) ” is the title of a talk to be given by historian Noel Carolan in which he explores what the newspapers have to say about people, events and places around Slane,  Grangegeeth and nearby.
  It will take place in the Slane Youth Cafe, Chapel St., Slane, on Thursday 26th April at 8pm.
      It is a chance to hear long forgotten reports from the locality.          All are welcome

March 22nd , 2018 AGM

Slane History & Archaeology Society will hold its AGM on Thursday, 22nd March, in the Youth Café at 8pm. [this building is beside the R. C. Church] The election of officers will be followed with a presentation by Frances Lee Gargan entitled “From The Commons to Congress”. We hope you will be free to attend as the title alone of this talk sounds interesting. Discussion will also take place on the programme for next year. Your input and suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

November & December outings

  1.  Cider Tasting and Talk on old Irish furniture:

     Mark Jenkinson will be our host in his orchard in Stackallen  on Saturday afternoon when he will explain

     his cider making and offer us a tasting. He will also give us the history of Irish and local apple trees. 

     Then he will bring us to see his extensive collection of old locally made furniture.

           This tour costs 15 euro per person , we will meet at the carpark, Chapel St., Slane at 2.30pm  and you can follow those who know

       the way to his orchard.

       Please contact me ASAP to confirm you are coming:  087 2222144

   2. Christmas in Slane:

 For our Christmas event, we have booked the Gandon Room in Slane Castle on Friday 15th December at 8pm.

         They offer a delicious menu, 3 courses 40 euro,      2 courses 35 euro.

          Please contact me ASAP to confirm your place 087 2222144 – and I will also read out the menu to you!

       Looking forward to both events and hoping you all can make it,

               Sincerely, Mary McDonnell

12th Oct. 2017

The Society is pleased to welcome Mairead Crinion  who will give a talk entitled “The Search for Guy Somerville Gibney, from Navan to Australia”  an amazing story which should be of great interest to all those following their family history and those involved in local history.

  The talk will take place in the Slane Youth Café on Chapel St., Slane on Thursday 12th October at 8pm.

 Parking available and everybody welcome,  so hope to see you there.

     Mary McDonnell

Annual tour in September 2017

The Society is planning their Annual Trip to Fermanagh on Saturday 2nd September.

The bus will leave Slane at 8.30am from the car park in Chapel St., Slane, stopping at the Derragarra Inn in Butlersbridge for coffee, and proceeding to Castle Coole, Co. Fermanagh, with its opulent display of 18th century architecture and furniture.

After having lunch there we will travel on to the Enniskillen Museum where we will hear about the 600 year history of the Maguire family  and then on to the Inniskillings Museum which has special relevance to the Society this year, 2017 being the centenary of the Slane poet soldier and patriot Francis Ledwidge.

A meal is planned before we return to Slane.

The trip will cost €35 per person, the meals at your own expense.

Everybody welcome to what promises to be an interesting and enjoyable day!

to book and for further information, contact me, Mary McDonnell at 087 2222144

Slane History Society Talks :June 2017

Dear Members,

  As part of the Ledwidge Centenary Celebrations, the Slane History Society are hosting two talks,

The first one is on Tuesday 27th June at 8pm, to be given by well known historian Dr. Daniel Cusack entitled “Ledwidge – A Personal Appraisal”, followed on Thursday  29th June with our Chairperson John Reidys talk “Agriculture in the Ledwidge Era”at 8pm.

   The venue for both talks is the Slane Youth Café on Chapel St., Slane.

      There is a wonderfully comprehensive programme of events happening in the week starting 22nd June to 1st July- contact The Hub in Slane or the Ledwidge Museum for further details.

     Hoping you will have time to attend our talks, looking forward to seeing you then,                

                                                                        Kind regards Mary McDonnell

Slane History Society walk, May 2017

On Saturday May 20th, there will be a walk in Drogheda, with guide Brendan Matthews from the Old Drogheda Society. We will meet outside Scholars Restaurant, Palace St., at 4pm and will walk for around an hour, If you are interested in joining us for an earlybird meal in Scholars at 6pm please contact me (087 2222144)  by next Wednesday 10th May. The meal will cost €25-at your own expense . Parking available in carpark on Palace St.
      Hoping to see you there, regards Mary McDonnell

April 20th, 2017

The Society are pleased to present a talk to be given by Martina Corrigan entitled “The Life and Times of Francis Sheehy Skeffington” on Thursday 20th April at 8pm in the Slane Youth Cafe building on Chapel St., Slane,
     Martina, our treasurer, will trace the life of this highly principled man to his tragic death in 1916. Hoping you will be able to attend,
Sincerely Mary McDonnell, Secretary.

9th March, AGM

The society’s AGM will take place on Thursday 9th March at 8pm in the Slane Youth Club building on Chapel St., Slane.
There will also be a talk “The Rathkenny Murdrers ” to be given by local historian Mary Cullen. These events took place in the 1830s and should be of great interest to all those who are searching for items of local history.
Hoping to see you there,
        Sincerely, Mary McDonnell