All events are free and open to everyone unless otherwise stated. Listing is not necessarily an endorsement. Listings sorted alphabetically by county, then chronologically.
Major international events in 2016 can be found at the World Secular Calendar.
Saturday 19 March, 12:00 noon - 2:00 pm, outside Brown Thomas, Patrick St., Cork (map)
Atheist Ireland Information Table
. Feel free to drop by if you have any questions about atheism or on the work Atheist Ireland do. Anyone who is interested in volunteering at the table is also more than welcome. Event page
Saturday 19 March, 2:30 pm, Kudos Restaurant, Clarion Hotel, Lapp's Quay, Cork (map)
Atheist Ireland Lunch
. A family-friendly social event. Event page
Thursday 24 March, 8:00 pm, Against the Grain, Wexford St., Dublin 2 (map)
Dublin Skeptics in the Pub
: "Herding Hemingway's Cats - how do our genes work?" Facebook event page
Saturday 26 March, 12:00 noon - 2:00 pm, Shop St., Galway (map)
Atheist Ireland Information Table.
Feel free to drop by if you have any questions about atheism or on the work Atheist Ireland does. Event page
Saturday 26 March, 2:30 pm, Studio, 20 Eglington St., Galway (map)
Atheist Ireland Lunch
. Meet atheists in Galway in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.Event page
Wednesday 16 March, 8:00 pm, Absolute Hotel, Sir Harry's Mall, Limerick (map)
The Mid West Humanists
will meet. (Ask at the hotel reception for a card key to get up the lift to the meeting, which is usually on the third floor. Stairs also available.) The Mid West Humanists are now on Facebook
This Week in History
Anniversaries of momentous events in atheism, science, skepticism, secularism and human rights, plundered shamelessly from Wikipedia and other sources.
In the USA, Mississippi formally ratifies the Thirteenth Amendment, becoming the last state to approve the abolition of slavery. The Thirteenth Amendment was officially ratified in 1865.
Televangelist Jim Bakker resigns as head of the PTL Club due to a brewing sex scandal; he hands over control to Jerry Falwell.
Percival Lowell (d. 1916). American astronomer and mathematician who fueled speculation that there were canals on Mars. He founded the Lowell Observatory, and formed the beginning of the effort that led to the discovery of Pluto.
Albert Einstein (d. 1955), German-American physicist. He developed the general theory of relativity, one of the two pillars of modern physics. He received the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics for his "services to theoretical physics", in particular his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect, a pivotal step in the evolution of quantum theory.
Caroline Herschel (d. 1848). German-English astronomer, discovered numerous comets and was the first woman to be paid for her contribution to science, to be awarded a Gold Medal from the Royal Astronomical Society, and to be named an Honorary Member of the Royal Astronomical Society. Also named an honorary member of the Royal Irish Academy of Dublin. Sister of William Herschel with whom she worked throughout her career.