The Battle of Aughrim! (60.16)

“The Battle of Aughrim” – Dr. Padraig Lenihan

Where: siobhan mckenna theatre, Arts Millenium Building
When: 2011-03-10
Time: 19:00 – 20:30
Padraig Lenihan has been a lecturer in history at the National University of Ireland Galway since 2010. Before then he was a lecturer in history at the University of Limerick since 1995. University teaching and research represents his second career: in his first he served as an army officer for fourteen years and also qualified as a barrister-at-law.
He is interested in supervising graduate work in early modern military history, Irish history in the long (c.1590-1750) seventeenth century, neo-Latin texts, history of technology, and the history of medicine
Tutankhamun Trip
We’re going to see Tutankhamun! in the RDS, though we don’t know when yet(Things keep popping up!). Put down a €10 deposit at the socs box, it will cost €15-20 altogether, includes bus and entry in to the event.

Meet outside the Quad at 9am on the day.

Tutankhamun fascinates people. His gold mask is one of the best-known images on the planet, deeply embedded in the collective consciousness of billions of people. His mysterious death, his legendary treasures and …the ubiquitously mentioned curse of the pharaohs fires our imagination. This is what makes Tutankhamun a superstar, a magnet that will always attract hundreds of thousands of people everywhere in the world.
The Tutankhamun Exhibition Breaks New Ground

The Tutankhamun exhibition breaks new ground in the presentation of cultural history, in general and with ancient Egypt in particular. On the one hand is the incomparable breadth of presentation. With more than 1,000 objects – perfect replicas produced under scientific supervision – TUTANKHAMUN is more complete than any previous exhibition of originals. And on the other hand, there is the sumptuous arrangement of the treasures. Entering the tomb chamber, feeling like a discoverer with the unbelievable splendour right before your eyes, close enough to touch – it’s an adventure for all the senses that no visitor will forget.
EXPERIENCE ARCHAEOLOGY’S MAGICAL MOMENTS AT FIRST HAND

Exhibitions relating to ancient Egypt’s fascinating artefacts and riches have been immensely popular for many years now. The TUTANKHAMUN – HIS TOMB AND HIS TREASURES exhibition project offers a completely new and unique experience: visitors can actually relive the exciting events of the historic excavation and view the world-famous treasures as if they were actually there themselves. Owing to the delicate and immensely valuable nature of original historical artefacts however, removing them from the safe and carefully controlled confines of a museum environment presents huge risks, no matter how much care is taken. The preservation and conservation of ancient monuments is of such concern in this day and age that many historic treasures the world over can no longer even be displayed in museums. And when dealing with the priceless, world-famous riches of TUTANKHAMUN, these risks are greatly amplified. This is why our exhibition, instead of displaying a mere handful of the original treasures locked away at a distance behind glass barriers, lavishly creates the entire, magnificently coloured burial chamber of TUTANKHAMUN with over 1,000 lovingly and painstakingly crafted replicas approved by renowned Egyptologists, ensuring that this precious world heritage remains intact for future generations.This unique, vastly entertaining and educational exhibition is not designed to replace the presentation of the original artefacts, but to complement them by allowing visitors to experience the tomb and indescribable treasures of TUTANKHAMUN just as they were, and to relive the magical moment of their discovery as if they had been there themselves. This is an unforgettable adventure for any visitor and one that leaves a lasting impression

Anyone who would be interested in going to the Tutankhamun trip or the trip to Talinn in may can come to the talks for information or email us HERE.
Regards,
John
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