Future activities

Talks and Visits

Our Talks take place in the Family Centre next door to the Holy Rosary Church in Greystones, at 8.00pm on (normally) the third Thursday of each month. A small charge is made to cover the cost of hiring a room. Our Visits (normally) occur on Sundays throughout summer. Start times vary. Keep an eye of this page for the most up-to-date information.

August 2019 Events

We are running two very special events in August, both at Greystones Library, for which there is no charge but for which you should register in advance.

(1) On Thursday, 1 August, at 7pm in Greystones Library, GAHS will host a celebration of the ‘Our Wicklow Women’ exhibition, which will run at the Library throughout August. Special guest on the night will be Liz Goldthorpe, who is currently researching the life and career of Greystones woman Averil Deverell, the first woman to practice at the Bar in Ireland and one of those featured in the exhibition. The talk will be followed by a wine reception. For more information on the ‘Our Wicklow Women’ project and exhibition, see http://www.countywicklowheritage.org/category/our_wicklow_women-2

(2) This year’s GAHS Heritage Week lecture will take place at 7pm on Thursday, 22 August at Greystones Library, and will be given by art historian and former Director of the NCAD, John Turpin, who will speak on the subject of his recently-published History of the Royal Hibernian Academy of Arts (Lilliput Press, 2018). John is, of course, one of our own members, and we are delighted to be able to bring you this further insight into his researches, which have been described as ‘magnificent’ (The Times) and ‘the most outstanding contribution to the visual arts to be published in Ireland this year’ (The Irish Arts Review). Further details at https://www.heritageweek.ie/whats-on/event/john-turpin-history-of-the-rha

IMPORTANT: Admission to both of these events is free but space is limited. So please register in advance for either or both by contacting me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or tel 087 272 9874 OR Greystones Library at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or tel 01 287 3548.

2019 La Touche Legacy Conference

A note for your diary: the 2019 La Touche Legacy Conference:, 'Ireland Through the Turbulent 30s',  will take place on 13th-14th September 2019. Click here for a look at the preliminary programme.

Future Programme

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


Planned Talks and Visits, 2019

28th July 2019

Visit to Millmount Museum and Townly Hall in Drogheda, County Louth

1st August 2019

The launch of “Our Wicklow Women” exhibition, in Greystones Library, at 7.00pm, with a wine reception

22nd August 2019

John Turpin will give the Heritage Week talk on his publication “The History of the Royal Hibernian Academy”. The venue is Greystones Library, start time 8.00pm.

13th-14th September 2019

2019 La Touche Legacy Conference: 'Ireland Through the Turbulent 30s'

17th October 2019

Talk by Therese Hicks on ‘The Kennedys of Mount Kennedy’

21st November 2019

Talk by Paul Flynn on ‘A picture of romance: the story of Mabel Young and Paul Henry’

3rd December 2019

Christmas lunch: Druid’s Glen Golf Club

16th January 2020

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

20th February 2020

Talk by Sean Laoide Kemp: ‘Famine research in Co Clare’

19th March 2020

AGM and Members' Night

April 2020

Four days of visits to places of historical interest (TBA)

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 Kurt Kullmann: ‘The Dublin and Kingstown railway’