The Agricultural History Society of Ireland is always open to new members and would like to hear from anyone with an interest in agricultural or food history.  Our main activity is organising conferences on a range of agriculture-related topics.  See About for further details.

The next AHSI autumn conference and AGM will be on the 10 November at the Helen Roe Theatre, RSAI, 63 Merrion Square, Dublin 2. The topic is "The Role of Crops in Irish Farm History". Registration from 09.30, Start 10.00. The AGM will take place at lunchtime. A draft programme has been issued.
This photo, by F.McAdam was taken in Ballywalter, Co. Down in 1964. It shows one of the earliest powered combine in the area harvesting barley on the farm. The driver is Mr Ernie Hall and the two men on the right are the two grandfathers of committee member and conference organiser, Jim McAdam. 
June saw the 2018 AHSI Summer Conference, which this year was on the theme of the History of Agricultural and Rural Advisory Services. This took place at Johnstown Castle (Teagasc) Co. Wexford on 23-24 June 2018.

Members of the Agricultural History Society of Ireland (AHSI) with Dr Austin O’Sullivan during a guided visit to the Irish Agricultural History Museum in Johnstown Castle, Co. Wexford. Dr O’Sullivan, a grassland ecologist, was responsible for setting up the Museum and was its first Director. Photo: Michael O’Connell.

Donegal 1960s. Image (c) F. McAdam

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