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Past Lectures

This is an incomplete list of the lectures organised by the Society down the years. If anyone has details of the missing lectures I would be pleased to incorporate them.

Year   Topic Speaker
2008   The Ulster Workers Strike 1974 Clive Scoular
2007   John McMoyer and Oliver Plunkett Eamonn O Huallachain
2006   The Flight of the Earls Eamonn O Huallachain
2005   Dorsey National School - the early years Kieran McConville
    The Famine in Co. Armagh Gerard McAtasney
2004   Carrickmacross Workhouse Lary McDermott
    The RIC/Cullyhanna Schoolmaster Libel Case 1890 Kieran McConville
    Hiring Fares in Ulster Joe Canning
    Eighth Jem Murphy Memorial lecture: "Cromwell in Ireland" Mons. Denis Faul
2003   Thomas Russell "The Man from God Knows Where" John Gray
    Seventh Jem Murphy Memorial lecture: "The Burning of the Wild Goose Lodge" Mons. Raymond Murray
2002   The Impact of Women in Irish History Clive Scouler
2001   Isaac Corry and The Act of Union Anthony Russell
    Sixth Jem Murphy Memorial lecture: "St Oliver Plunkett" Mons. Raymond Murray
2000   Destiny of the Irish Language in the Third Millenium Art Hughes
    Symposium of The Dorsey with conducted Tour of the Dorsey and the Black Pig's Dyke Dr Mike Baillie & Dr Chris Lynn
    Local sites of interest Dr Michael Mills
    Fifth Jem Murphy Memorial lecture: "Seamus Mor McMurphy" Seamus Mallon
1999   The Linenhall Library and 1798 Brigette Anton
    Wolfe Tone Dr Dan Quinn (St Patrick's Acadamy, Dungannon)
    Fourth Jem Murphy Memorial lecture: "Island of Saints and Scholars" Sister Evelyn Kenny
    Townlands: The Last 50 years and the Next 50 Years Roddy Haggarty
1998   The Ideals of 1798 Kevin Whelan
    Third Jem Murphy Memorial Lecture: "Radicals, Rioters, Revivalists from the 1798 Rebellion to Home Rule Dr Myrtle Hill (QUB)
    The Life and Times of Art Bennett Mons. Raymond Murray
1997   Sinking of the Connemara Maiden Sean Patterson
    John Mitchell of Newry Anthony Russell
    Michael J. Murphy Kevin Murphy
    Monuments in the Slieve Gullion Area Sylvia Desmond
    Second Jem Murphy Memorial Lecture: "The 1798 Rebellion" Kevin McMahon
1996   First Jem Murphy Memorial Lecture: "The Eastwood Vault" Dr Geraldine Carville
1995   Saint Patrick Maureen Donnelly
    Newry Workhouse Hugh Brooks
    Daisy Hill Nurseries Peter McCann
1994   Creggan - an Early Christian Settlement Dr Geraldine Carville
    The Establishment of the Border in South Armagh 1920-1925 Pat Grant
    Armagh Museum Catherine McConville
1993   Patrick Loughran (one of the fourteen martyrs) Dr Dermot Devlin
    ? Topic Mr Conan Coslet
1992   South Armagh in the 18th century Dr Kevin Whelan (UCD)
1991   Life and Times of Sean O'Casey Ethel Fitzpatrick
    ? topic Dr Jim Mallory (QUB)
1990   Passage Tombs and Passage builders in Stone Age Ireland Prof. George Eogan (UCD)
    Dr John Woods - The Loughross Poet Sean Duffy (UCD)
    Old Kilkenny - An Urban History Rev WG Neeley
1989   ? topic Roger Weatherup
    Early Veterinary Medicine Mr Ross Chapman
    Navan Fort and Dorsey Ramparts Dr Chris Lynn
    Old Cures Mr Pat O'Neill
1988   Family and Townland Names Dr Brian Turner
    ? Topic Joe Canning (Craigavon Local History Library)
    ? topic Aiden Walsh (Monaghan County Museum)
1987   Fairs in Crossmaglen and Forkhill Fiona Kearney
    The Book of Armagh Archbishop Simms
1986   The O'Neills of The Fews Cardinal O'Fiaich
    A Visit to Crossmaglen (New South Wales) Cardinal O'Fiaich
1985   Standing stones and New Stone Age Burial sites Dr Mike Yeates