Late in 2008 the third lecture series started with a flourish in Lisburn Museum when Professor Alistair Rowan delivered a lecture on ‘Neo-Classical Death – the case of Robert Adam’s mausolea’. This was followed by Dr Anthony Malcomson who spoke on ‘Folly or misfortune: the career of Thomas Conolly (1738-1803)’ in Dublin Castle. In February we returned to Lisburn for Professor Keith Jeffery’s lecture on ‘Monuments, memory and meaning’. Andrew Cowser concluded the lecture series by bringing us right up to date with ‘Follies in the Twentieth Century’. In April 2009, on a lovely sunny evening, Dr Finbar McCormick led a walk around Knockbreda graveyard when we were able to admire the recently completed project to conserve the mausolea.