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.

January 2020 Talk

Our first talk in 2020 will take place on Wednesday, 15th January 2020, beginning at 8pm, in the Family Centre, Greystones. It will be given by Dr. Mary McAuliffe, her subject being 'Experiences and Contributions of Women During the War of Independence'.

Mary is Assistant Professor in Gender Studies at UCD and lectures on Irish Women’s and Gender Studies. Her research includes social history as well as war/military history and oral history. Her many publications include 'Richmond Barracks 1916'  and 'We were There - 77 Women of the Easter Rising', and she was co-editor of 'Kerry 1916: Histories and legacies of the Easter Rising'. Mary has also published a biography of Senator Kathleen Browne (1876-1943). She is a committee member and treasurer of the Association of Professional Historians.

Spring Tour 2020

Our Spring Tour 2020 will take place from the 6th April to 9th April. Using our hotel, An Grianan in Burt, Inishown, County Donegal, as a base we will head off to sample the wonderful scenery and the places of historical interest in the surrounding area including Glenveagh House and Gardens, and Donegal castle. Click here for full details. And, of course, book early to avoid disappointment!


The Old Dublin Society

The Old Dublin Society will be hosting a number of interesting talks during 2020. Click here for more details.


Future Programme

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


Planned Talks and Visits, 2020

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

24th May 2020

Day trip (TBA)

21st June 2020

Day trip (TBA)

19th 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’