The department's research seminar (Thursday evenings during teaching term) attracts distinguished speakers from Ireland and abroad, and provides research students with an opportunity to present their work.

Full semester one programme - History Research Seminar, Semester 1 2017-18

Thursday 7 December 2017
 
Venue:   An Foras Feasa Seminar Room (First Floor, Iontas Building, North Campus)
 
Time:     6.00pm
 
Title:      Title: Famine, tax and unrest in Cavan, 1629-33
 
Speaker: Dr Brendan Scott, Maynooth University Department of Adult & Community Education

Synopsis
This paper examines three documents written in Cavan between 1629 and 1633. These letters provide a graphic description of a county gripped by famine, tell us much about conditions on the ground at this time and give us a rare insight into the motivations and interests of the Gaelic Irish and British planter communities in Cavan at this time.