External events that may be of interest are mentioned below. Information on the Society's ongoing activities can be accessed here.
Opportunity to get involved in an archaeological dig in Greystones
Budding archaeologists, and those with just an interest in the subject, are invited to participate in the excavation of the area surrounding St Crispin's Cell in Greystones taking place from the 5th to the 9th November 2018. Want to be involved? Click here for more information.
Launch of: A Pictorial History of Greystones & Its Coastal Environs 1760 to 2018
Derek Paine, starting in 1993, produced seven books in a series collectively known as the Pictorial History of Greystones. Sadly, Derek passed away in 2016 when he and his son Gary were working on a new book for the series entitled A Pictorial History of Greystones & Its Coastal Environs 1760 to 2018. Gary has now completed the volume and you are invited to its launch on Sunday 18th November 2018. Details are below.
Launch of: A Pictorial History of Greystones & Its Coastal Environs 1760 to 2018, Derek and Gary Paine
Date & Time: 3pm to 5pm on Sunday 18th November 2018, no invitation required
Venue: Greystones Sailing Club, Greystones Harbour
A Pictorial History of Greystones & Its Coastal Environs 1760 to 2018 is a 296-page hard-back book featuring colour throughout priced at €35 and will be available to buy at the launch. Gary Paine will be present to introduce the book and answer your questions. The will go on general sale from Monday 19th November 2018, available from Greystones Antiques next door to Greystones Train Station.
The book is the largest in the series to date and features colour photographs, maps, and documents throughout. Some of the many areas covered are:
- When schooners sailed to Greystones
- Greystones Lifeboats
- Greystones Coast Guard
- Fishing, sailing, rowing, swimming, rugby, tennis and golf in Greystones over the years
- Changes over time in Church Road, La Touche Place, Trafalgar Road and Victoria Road
- Greystones connections with the 1916 Easter Rising, World War One and the Suffragettes
- The electrification of Greystones
All are welcome, looking forward to seeing you there.
The Dublin Diocesan Archives have a new exhibition on the role of the Catholic priests and nuns in the 1916 Rising.
This exhibition takes you into the heart of the fighting during the Easter Rising, where Catholic priests risked their lives to minister the sacraments to the wounded and dying. It examines the crucial acts of the nuns and clergy, as they responded to the immediate needs of the hungry and displaced by providing them with much-needed food and shelter.
The exhibition, Ministry, Advocacy and Compassion: The Catholic Church and 1916, is being held at St. Kevin’s Chapel in Dublin’s Pro-Cathedral. It is now open to all visitors, 1.30-5.30pm daily, until the end of the year. Admission is free.
For further details see http://www.procathedral.ie/wp-content/uploads/sites/7/2015/04/flyer.pdf.