Welcome to the website of the

Navan & District Historical Society (N&DHS)

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Founded in 2007 our main aim is to foster an interest in the local history of our area.
(you can see a more formal declaration of our aims in our Constitution under the"About Us" tab.)

We hold meetings and excursions throughout the year, keeping them as informative and informal as we can, and urging our members to participate and enjoy themselves.
If you wish to learn more about us, why don't you apply to join us and enjoy meeting with
others who share your interest.


Navan - Its People and Its Past, Vol. 6

Is now in the shops €15 (softback) and €20 (hardback)
We have no more copies of Vol. 5 below altho' there might be a few in the shops which stock our books.

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All events are at 8pm in the Columbanus House Canon Row unless otherwise specified.

Feb. 20         William Orpen and his influence on local artists Séamus Smyth

March 11 A Night of Song  - Meath Songs - talk by Róisín Ní Ghallóglaigh (Englishby)

(this is a musical evening in conjunction with Navan Library during Seachtain na

Gaeilge. Note: change of date & venue is Navan Library; Time 7.30pm

April 16         The British response to the War of Independence in Meath and its impact on

the people of the county. Ultan Courtney

May 9           Note: New Date Recording Oral History - a workshop on how to gather and record

stories of local interest.

June 21    _ Annual Outing - a visit to Lambay Island on the day of the Summer Solstice

August     _ Heritage Week – working on podcasts / videos resulting from May 21 Oral History event.

(Date as yet to be arranged). We may have other events too.

Sept. 17        Visit to Brownstown’s Norman Cemetery - site of the Ledger Stone Paschal Marry

Oct. 22          The Bridges of Navan - with a special emphasis on Kilcarn Bridge Tony Holten

Nov. 19         Vikings by the Boyne in Navan - presentation of the historical and archaological

record Clare Ryan


If you are interested in buying any of our publications you will find them in
Tierneys of Trimgate St., Jimmy Reilly of Brews Hill, the Parish Bookshop in St. Mary's, etc.
or directly from us by post - for details contact us at: navanhistory@gmail.com


St. Mary's Church of Ireland Navan Bicentary, An Illustrated Guide, celebrates the church's bi-centenary. The church is a treasure trove of history and is part of our rich local heritage.  Robert Dier's book marks the occasion with this beautiful publication full of colour and interest and a fitting tribute to the church and its history.


They Shall Grow Not Old - published to accompany the WW1 memorial erected June 2018 outside the old Town Hall, records the 138 men from Navan & District who did not return from the Great War.
The book is availble in Tierneys, the Parish Bookshop, or contact us at navanhistory@gmail.com

Price €10 (hardback)


Our Journal Navan - Its People and Its Past, Vol. 4 is still available €15

Tierneys also have limited numbers of Vol. 3.

If you want to order any of the books shown above you can email us your address at history@navanhistory.ie for costings of P&P.  We accept payment by cheque or by PayPal; making payment to history@navanhistory.ie
or phone 046 902 3257.


Both Vol. 1 (published 2011) and Vol. 2 (published 2013) are both out of print.  Volume 1 has been uploaded to this website. Click link: Navan - Its People and Its Past, Vol. 1 to access it.