National Heritage Week is coordinated by The Heritage Council and its aim is to build awareness and education about our heritage thereby encouraging its conservation and preservation. Two events are being held on campus. All are welcome.
Tour: Stories from Life and Death
Maynooth College Cemetery has received the mortal remains of over 150 college residents over a period of two hundred years. This tour will focus on the life stories of those interred In its tranquil setting on a busy university campus, Maynooth College Cemetery has received the mortal remains of over 150 college residents over a period of two hundred years. This tour will focus on their life stories and their contribution to spiritual, cultural and political life in Ireland from the revolutionary era of 1798 onward. This free Heritage Week event can be combined with regular tours of the college, click here for for times, prices, etc.
For all the details of this wonderful event click here. Meet at St Patrick’s College Maynooth Cemetery (South Campus, in the parkland at the rear of the college buildings)
21 August, 12pm - 12:45pm
21 August, 4pm - 4:45pm
22 August, 12pm - 12:45pm
22 August, 4pm - 4:45pm
Exhibition: The Country House and the Great War
The Country House and the Great War Exhibition, curated by Prof Terence Dooley, Centre for the Study of Historic Irish Houses and Estates, and Nicola Kelly, Archivist, OPW-Maynooth University Archive & Research Centre. This exhibition, to mark the centenary of the 1918 Armistice, presents a perspective of the Great War from inside the Irish Country House. This exhibition, on display in the Russell Library, Maynooth University, will utilise material from more than ten aristocratic families and display material from the estate archives of Ballindoolin House and Airfield.
Exhibition On Active Service
The exhibition 'On Active Service’: Maynooth College, Chaplains & the Anti-Conscription Crisis explores the themes of army chaplaincy recruitment and resistance to conscription in Ireland during WWI. It features a number of documents and artefacts from the historical collections of St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth, including an anti-conscription petition signed by staff and students. Curated by Professor Marian Lyons and Barbara McCormack with kind support from Maynooth University’s Commemoration Committee.