Future activities

Talks and Visits

We invite members and friends to join us for our last Sunday outing of the year, which will be to the
wonderful Curraghmore House in Portlaw, County Waterford, the largest private demesne in
Ireland. See http://curraghmorehouse.ie/ .

Curraghmore House is the family home of the 9th Marquis of Waterford whose ancestors, the de
Poers, came to Ireland in 1170. The house was remodelled by Catherine, Countess of Tyrone, who
was also responsible for the building of the famous shellhouse in 1754, decorated with shells from
across the globe.

The gardens of Curraghmore are world famous, and our visit will include a guided tour of the most
important areas.

The cost of this tour, to include tea/coffee and scones on arrival, lunch of tea and sandwiches,
guided tours of the house, gardens and the shellhouse, will be €40 per person. Joan, our Treasurer,
has agreed to subsidise this trip in order to keep the cost down for our Members.

The coach will be at the AIB Bank, Greystones, at 8am on Sunday, 22nd July and will leave promptly at
8.05am and we hope to arrive back in Greystones before 6pm. Please note the early departure.

To book your seat on the coach, please ring Aileen at 2876416 as soon as possible. Please include
your telephone number with your booking.


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


Planned Talks and Visits, 2018

21st-22nd September 2018

La Touche Legacy in association with the Greystones Archaeological & Historical Society will present their 5th Festival of History: Evolution of the Irish State in the Greystones Golf Club. The programme will include the Jim Brennan Memorial Lecture to be given by Liz Goldthorpe, on Averil Deverell, first practising women barrister in Ireland and lifelong Greystones resident. The full programme is available here and further details of the conference will be available shortly at http://latouchelegacy.com/

18th October 2018

Talk by Anna Bykova on 'Count Tolstoy in Wicklow'

15th November 2018

Celebrating Suffrage’ meeting at Greystones Library. Speaker: Donna Gilligan, Education Officer at the National Print Museum and curator of an exhibition on Irish women’s suffrage and print, 1908-1918.

December 2018

Christmas Event: tba

17th January 2019

Talk by John Kirby on ‘Viking Dublin Uncovered’