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Forthcoming Talks

On the 20th July 1969 a human being stepped on to the surface of the Moon for the first time ever, marking the culmination of a project that had lasted eight years, costs billions of dollars and involved the work of some 400,000 individuals. Though born out of the confrontational politics of the Cold War, many see it as one of the most unifying acts in the history of our species, and one of our greatest technological achievements.

This talk will chart the origins and progress of that project, from its birth in the Cold War conflict with the USSR, through the vast technological challenges that had to be identified and overcome, to the amazing team of men chosen to go to the Moon, and the thousands of organizations, companies, groups and individuals that made it possible.

Speaker: Brian MacGabhann

Thurs 27th April 2017 8pm USAC Renmore Barracks
Admission €5 or €15 for the entire season of talks

A History of the Holy Inquisition.

From its earliest days combating heresy to later years prosecuting witchcraft, the Holy Inquisition has been one of the most controversial institutions of the church, and one which still arouses debate and disagreement today. This talk charts the origins and development of the Inquisition through its various phases; persecution of the Cathars, suppression of witchcraft, the Spanish Inquisition and its evolution into the organization that still exists today, (the last head of which was Cardinal Ratzinger, the last Pope). It considers some high profile events in its history, including the trial of Joan of Arc and of the Templars.

Speaker: Brian MacGabhann

Thurs 22nd Sept 2016 8pm USAC Renmore Barracks
Admission €5 or €15 for the entire season of talks

A History of the Holy Inquisition.

From its earliest days combating heresy to later years prosecuting witchcraft, the Holy Inquisition has been one of the most controversial institutions of the church, and one which still arouses debate and disagreement today. This talk charts the origins and development of the Inquisition through its various phases; persecution of the Cathars, suppression of witchcraft, the Spanish Inquisition and its evolution into the organization that still exists today, (the last head of which was Cardinal Ratzinger, the last Pope). It considers some high profile events in its history, including the trial of Joan of Arc and of the Templars.

Speaker Brian MacGabhann

Thurs 22nd Sept 2016 8pm USAC Renmore Barracks
Admission €5 or €15 for the entire season of talks

The 1316 battle of Athenry was one of the bloodiest battle fought in medieval Ireland, in a time of occupation, invasion, natural disasters, and famine. It was the last and first serious concerted effort to evict the English from west of the Shannon, re-establish the kingdom of Connacht, and perhaps re-established a Gaelic kingship of Ireland.

The talk is given by Galway historian, Adrian Martyn, whose book "The Tribes of Galway 1124-1642" is due out this autumn.


Thursday 17th November 2016  8pm USAC Renmore Barracks
Admission €5 or €15 for the entire season of talks