Annual General Meeting 2017

Friday & Saturday 7 - 8 April 2017

The Stephen’s Green Hibernian Club, 9 St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2.

Friday 7th April

2.00 pm - Meeting at The Stephen’s Green Hibernian Club, 9 St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2 for guided tours to:

1. Royal Irish Academy Royal (2.30 pm), lecture by Dr. Bernadette Cunningham

The Annals of the Four Masters
The Annals of Connaught

Exhibition - Dublin documents: highlights from Charles Haliday's manuscript collection

Dr Bernadette Cunningham has been Deputy Librarian at the Royal Irish Academy since 1998, having previously worked in the libraries of Trinity College Dublin and Mater Dei Institute of Education (now incorporated into Dublin City University). She has published widely on early modern Irish cultural and intellectual history.

Books include: The Annals of the Four Masters: Irish history, kingship and society in the early seventeenth century (Dublin, 2010); Clanricard and Thomond: 1540–1640: provincial politics and society transformed (Dublin, 2012), and (with Raymond Gillespie), Stories from Gaelic Ireland: microhistories from the sixteenth-century Irish annals (2003). She is current editor of Irish History Online, the national online bibliography of writings on Irish history (

2. Chief Herald’s Office (3.45 to 4.30 pm), presentation by Ms Ciara Kerrigan, Assistant Keeper

Irish Nobility (5 vols)
Registered Pedigrees
Grant and Confirmation of Arms 

7.30 pm - Dinnéar an Chathaoirligh (optional)

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Saturday 8th April



0.00 - 11.00 am - Registration and Refreshments (Cost €15 includes Lectures, tea/coffee and lunch)

11.00 - 12.00 am - Annual General Meeting, Cathaoirleach Gearóid Ó Ceallaigh


  1. Minutes of the 2016 AGM.
  2. Matters arising.
  3. Chairman's Report.
  4. Hon. Treasurer's Report and appointment of Auditors.
  5. Company Secretary's Report.
  6. Election of new Directors.
  7. Any other business.

12.00 – 12.30 pm ‘Family histories and the study of the global Irish diaspora: a start of a new conversation’ by Professor Tadhg O’Keeffe

12.30 -1.00 pm - Lecture: A Gallowglass Clan: The Mc Cabes in Ireland by Mr Brian Mc Cabe.

(Chair: Dr Joe Mannion)

1.00 - 2.00pm - Light Lunch

2.00 - 3.15pm - Lecture: The Clans of Ireland in 1641 and After by Dr. John Cunningham'.

(Chair: Mr. Michael Crowley)

3.15 - 3.30pm - Presentation of the Order of Merit

3.30 - 4.00pm - Group Photograph

4.00 - 4.30pm - Parade of Clans & Ceannairí Finte na hÉireann

4.30 - 4.45pm - Closing Address by An Cathaoirleach Gearóid Ó Ceallaigh


7.30 - 8.00pm - Fáilte an Chathaoirligh – The Reception of the Cathaoirleach

8.00pm - Dinnéar (Cost €85)