Upcoming events

Please find below details of forthcoming lectures and related events, which we support.   The lectures will be held as usual in the United Arts Club, 3 Upper Fitzwilliam Street, Dublin 2 at 7.30pm.  Parking in the area is free after 7.00pm.

For queries, please email: info@irishhellenic.ie

Wednesday 13thNovember 2019 at 7.30pm

Dr. Jessica Smyth, Assistant Professor in Archaeology, UCD, will give a talk entitled ”Passage Tomb People – exploring the social drivers of passage tomb construction”.

Scholarly interest in passage tombs is as old as the discipline of archaeology itself, ranging from origins and chronology, to landscape setting and symbolism. Ironically, given that many of these monuments contain large deposits of human remains, we know very little about the nature and structure of the prehistoric communities that raised them. Some of the most basic questions remain unanswered: who were these builders, and what worlds were they part of? What types of resources underpinned these staggering feats of engineering? Erected several centuries after the arrival of farming in each region, these ‘mega’ tombs may be responses to economic stress or, equally, the result of surplus and increasing social competition. The Passage Tomb People project is investigating the social drivers of passage tomb construction along the Atlantic Façade, examining the diets and ranges of movement of people and animals across three key zones – Ireland, North Wales and Orkney.

 Sunday 1stDecember 2019 at 1.00pm.

••• Christmas lunch at RSGYC

Our Christmas lunch will be held again this year at the Royal St. George Yacht Club, Dun Laoghaire. We also hope you will join us again. Parking is available nearby in public and metered car parks.  Dun Laoghaire Dart station is adjacent to the Club. For further information please email: info@irishhellenic.ie