Sunday, March 6, 2016

Lecture on 7 March

A reminder of our next Lecture - tomorrow night - on a very interesting but little-known Limerick woman.
Lizzie Twigg was a late nineteenth-early twentieth century Limerick poet, a protégé of A.E. (George Russell) and a strong Irish Nationalist. Her poetry was published under her own name in journals and newspapers such as the Irish Rosary and the United Irishman and in 1904 she published a volume of her writings, Songs and Poems, under her Gaelic name, Eilís Ní Chraoibhín, for which Canon Sheehan wrote the introduction. She has also attracted some scholarly attention due to her mention by James Joyce in Ulysses.
Our member Milo Spillane has research the life  and career of Lizzie Twigg and will present the results of his work at 8.00pm in Room T.1.17 Tara Bdg,, Mary I. College, SCR.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Welcome

Glad you found us!


The Thomond Archaeological and Historical Society, while based in 

Limerick city, covers the Mid-West region.



As our name suggests we exist to promote an interest in history, 
archaeology and related subjects.
       
            
We organise lectures, outings in Ireland and abroad and publish an 

annual journal - the North Munster Antiquarian Journal.


We welcome new members who share our interests



To join, simply contact the Hon. Secretary:

M. Kenehan at 086 8053452 

or email: marykenehan@gmail.com 

for further details. 

Current subscription is €30 per year
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Friday, August 8, 2014

Conference Practised in the Art of War: Limerick Sieges, 1642 to 1691

Conference

Practised in the Art of War: Limerick Sieges, 1642 to 1691

Friday 3rd October to Sunday 5th 2014

Convened by: Thomond Archaeological and Historical Society
Supported by Limerick: City of Culture

As part of Limerick’s year as City of Culture the Thomond Archaeological and Historical Society hosted a three-day conference on the four 17th-century sieges of Limerick. These were the 1642 siege of Limerick castle by the Catholic and Royalist forces of the Irish Confederacy in 1642, the Cromwellian siege of the city by Henry Ireton in 1651, and the two Williamite sieges of the city – failed in 1690 but finally successful in 1691.The conference explored the transition from medieval to modern siege techniques, the international flavour of the armed forces involved, the logistics of seventeenth century campaigning and the effects of this half century of siege activity on Limerick’s citizens as well as the four sieges themselves.

Friday 3rd October:

The conference commenced on the anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Limerick, which ended the 1691 siege, with a tour of Limerick Castle led by archaeologist Ken Wiggins (the archaeologist who led excavation of the castle and author of Anatomy of a Siege: King John’s Castle Limerick 1642).

Kjeld Hald Galster (formerly Danish Royal Life Guards and the Royal Danish Defense College) delivered the keynote  lecture, ‘The Danish Expeditionary Force in Ireland 1690 and 91’, which was followed by a wine reception and the unveiling of local artist Ester Barrett’s painting The Siege of Limerick.


Saturday 4th October:

The conference explored the following topics through invited presentations:

Ancient, medieval, modern: continuity and change in the conduct of siege warfare by Peter Purton (Hon. Treasurer, Castle Studies Group)

'An iminnent feare of death every houre': the taking of Limerick castle in 1642 by Ken Wiggins (archaeologist and author of Anatomy of a Siege: King John’s Castle Limerick 1642)

Siege, Storm & Slaughter: The Archaeology of 17th century Sieges in Ireland by Damien Shiels (military archaeologist, Rubicon Archaeological Services)

Siegecraft, starvation and subterfuge: Ireton's reduction of Limerick in 1651 by Col. James Burke (Military Engineer, Irish Defence Forces)


Supplying the armies: military logistics in Ireland 1689-91 by Dr Harman Murtagh (President of the Military History Society of Ireland)

Limerick in 1690 and Vaubanian siegecraft by Dr Pádraig Lenihan (National University of Ireland, Galway)

Feeding war: The role of civilians between the Williamite sieges of Limerick, 1690-91 by Dr Alan Smyth (Researcher, Trinity College Dublin)

Terms and Conditions; the treaties that ended the sieges by Liam Irwin:

Sunday 5th October:

Damien Shiels and Brian Hodkinson (Limerick City Museum) led a walking tour of the walls of seventeenth century Limerick, with emphasis on the 17th-century defences of Irishtown and the ‘breech’ that was the main focus of the vigorous defence of Limerick in 1690.


Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Monday, July 29, 2013

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

WELCOME





Glad you found us!


The Thomond Archaeological and Historical Society, while based in 

Limerick city, covers the Mid-West region.



As our name suggests we exist to promote an interest in history, 

archaeology and related subjects.
       
            
We organise lectures, outings in Ireland and abroad and publish an 

annual journal - the North Munster Antiquarian Journal.


We welcome new members who share our interests



To join, simply contact the Hon. Secretary:

M. Kenehan at 086 8053452 

or email: marykenehan@gmail.com 

for further details. 

Current subscription is €30 per year

See our Facebook page
 http://www.facebook.com/pages/Thomond-Archaeological-Society/147152012110147
.