Future activities

Talks and Visits

On Friday/Saturday, 29/30 September 2017 the La Touche Legacy Seminar, in conjunction with the Society, will present the Festival of History: Foundation of a New State. It will take place at Greystones Golf Club. As you can see, from details available here http://latouchelegacy.com/la-touche-legacy-conference/ this is set to be an outstandingly stimulating weekend, with speakers including leading scholars in the field of early independent Ireland, and topics ranging from the failed Irish Convention of 1917 to Protestant involvement in the GAA, and the performance of Cumann na nGaedheal to the career of historian and political activist Dorothy Macardle.

Please note that this year’s Jim Brennan Memorial Lecture will this year take place on Saturday morning (30 Sept) at 11.45, and will be given by distinguished Wicklow historian, Joan Kavanagh. Many members will remember Joan’s tour de force lecture to the Society last year. Her topic on this occasion will be the development of Glendalough as a tourist attraction, and promises to be a comprehensive and lively account of a subject of great local interest.

Tickets, 30 euro to include all lectures or 50 euro for all lectures and dinner are available from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

To win two tickets to the conference see details here http://latouchelegacy.com/2017/09/03/supervalu/ of competition being run over the next few weeks in conjunction with East Coast Radio, SuperValue and the Co Wicklow Library Service.


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


Planned Talks and Visits, 2017

19th October 2017

Talk by Charles Egan on 'Famine Roads'

4th November 2017

Wicklow County Council Heritage Department, Local History Day, Brockagh Centre, Laragh. Keynote address by Professor Raymond Gillespie, NUI Maynooth

16th November 2017

Talk by Bryan MacMahon on 'Captain Flora Sandes: an Irishwoman in the Serbian army in WWI'

December 2017

Christmas event - more information later

18th January 2018

Talk by Michael Fewer on 'The life and times of J B Malone, founder of the Wicklow Way'

15th February 2018

Talk by Carmel O'Toole on 'Glenmalure: the wild heart of the mountains'

15th March 2018

The Society's AGM followed by Members' Night (this event, the first of its kind for the Society, will offer members a chance to display objects, photographs or publications, and recount anecdotes relating to local and family history)