Future activities

Talks and Visits

Our Talks take place in the Family Centre next door to the Holy Rosary Church in Greystones. Talks normally begin at 8.00pm but note the later start time (8.30pm) for our November event. A small charge is made to cover the cost of hiring a room. Note, from January 2020 our Talks will be held on Wednesdays rather Thursdays.

Our Visits (normally) occur on Sundays throughout summer. Start times vary. Keep an eye of this page for the most up-to-date information.

Our November Talk

At 8.30pm on Thursday 21st November 2019 Paul Flynn will present 'A picture of romance: the story of Mabel Young and Paul Henry'. 

Under the Creative Ireland Programme, (2018) the Schoolhouse for Art, Enniskerry, in collaboration with visual artist Paul Flynn and with support from local historian Michael Seery, engaged in an investigative project looking at the romantic lives of 20th Century artists, Paul Henry and Mabel Young. Paul Henry is perhaps Ireland’s most recognised landscape painters. He and English-born Mabel Young, also an artist, met while she was holidaying at Kilmacanogue, spending much of their married lives in Bray. Both are buried in St Patrick’s Church, Enniskerry. ‘Picture of Romance’ celebrates the lives and love-stories of both these formidable, Wicklow-based artists.

Born in Ireland. Paul Flynn has studied colour and images in detail on a professional level for many years. His art is influenced by Irish landscape, culture, writers, storytellers, the people and all aspects of Irish life, and his work forms part of many private, public and corporate collections in Europe, America, Australia and Asia.


The Old Dublin Society

The Old Dublin Society will be hosting a number of interesting talks for the remainder of 2019. Click here for more details.


Future Programme

Our future programme is outlined below. More details to follow later.


Planned Talks and Visits, 2019

21st November 2019

Talk by Paul Flynn on ‘A picture of romance: the story of Mabel Young and Paul Henry’. Note the starting time for this meeting will be 8.30pm rather than 8.00pm.

3rd December 2019

Christmas lunch: Druid’s Glen Golf Club

15th January 2020

Talk by Dr Mary McAuliffe: ‘Experiences and contributions of women during the War of Independence’

19th February 2020

Talk by Seán Laoide-Kemp: 'Landscape as Witness: Representing the Public Works Scheme of the Great Irish Famine'

18th March 2020

AGM and Members' Night

6th-9th April 2020

Four days of visits to places of historical interest in Donegal

May 2020

Day trip (TBA)

June 2020

Day trip (TBA)

July 2020

Day trip (TBA)

September 2020

La Touche Legacy Seminar (TBA)

22nd October 2020

Talk by Neal Doherty: ‘The statues and sculptures of Dublin’

19th November 2020

Talk by James Scannell: ‘Ireland's First Railway: The Dublin and Kingstown Railway’