Why, hello there! (63.3)

Hi everybody! *Hi Dr. Nick*
 
Thanks to everyone who came down and joined up yesterday, we are very happy to welcome you all into The Cumann Staire, the history society here at NUIG. And thanks to those too who came along to our welcome evening in the college bar too. We have plenty of things planned for the upcoming year and you will be kept well informed, and there will be information up on our website and facebook which will have lots of pictures etc on show.
 
In case you missed the pitch yesterday, here are some of the things we do:
– Trips to all over Europe, such as Turkey, Estonia, Portugal, Italy, Germany…
– Aiséirí Week is taking place in two weeks time. This involve sorts or re-enactments, torture devices(yes really), costumes, archery and all sorts of crazy stuff.
– Guest Lectures on a range of topics from world class expert in their field, but also odd topics like “Nazis on Speed”(2011) or “Batman(Upcoming)” 
– Arts Ball, we’ve ran the Arts Ball as a society since the 1970s and has had up to 1,800 people making it the biggest Dinner Dance in Ireland.
– International Students of History Association (ISHA), we are a member society of ISHA which means we attend conferences all over Europe and get a lot of our expenses covered. These are academic events, but there are excursions and nights out every night like the national drinks party!
– Irish History Students Association (IHSA), like the above but Irish, there is an annual conference which is being held in Limerick in March next year.
– History Month – Started last year, a whole month of history based events which won “best event” at the society awards. Woop! 
– Table Quizzes
– Nights Outs, the big one being the always great Christmas party!
– Debates, E.G. Dev. V. Collins! 
– Film Showings
– Lots of CRAIC
 
We were founded way back in 1951 and have been going strong ever since. We have also a distinguished alumni too, some of Ireland’s most renowned historians  have served on the society committee including quite a few of the current history staff. We didn’t know all this until recently as we are doing some research into our history.
 
All the best,
 
John Devlin, 4BA
Public Relations Officer
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