The Rathmichael Historical Society organises Summer outings for its members as well as an annual away weekend. If you would like to participate, feel free to become a member.

For details of previous years' away weekends and outings, click "ABOUT" at top of screen and then click "ARCHIVE".

 

  Outings for 2019 - Put the Dates in Your Diaries

 

Saturday, 11th May 2019:   Guided visit to Castledermot, Co.Kildare led by Sharon Greene.

Details in Members' Area

 

Saturday, 15th June:   Guided visit to Dalkey Island led by Jason Bolton.

Details in Members' Area

 

Saturday, 27th July 2019 (Note new date):  Guided visit to Mountmellick and Emo led by Rob Goodbody.

Details in Members' Area

 

Saturday, 10th August: Day trip to Kilkenny with guided visits to the Medieval Mile Museum, Rothe House Museum and Gardens, and St.Canice's Cathedral. Details in Members' Area.

 

 

 

 

Rathmichael Weekend in Cork

Date: Friday to Sunday, 5th - 7th April 2019

This year we visited Cork City under the expert guidance of Howard Clarke, who is at present engaged in research for the Irish Historic Towns Atlas of Cork city. Howard was also responsible for the Irish Historic Towns Atlas of Dublin part 1, to 1610.

Howard delivered a fascinating lecture on the Friday evening on the development of the city on the mud flats and also led two guided tours on the Saturday - one of the medieval and early modern core of the city and one of the 17th and 18th century area of reclamation. On the Sunday morning and early afternoon we visited the newly developed and very interesting visitor attraction on Spike Island.