Future activities

Our first autumn talk will take place on Wednesday 19th October 2022 when Rachel Jane Linton will make a presentation on Arklow Pottery: Early History and Background. Members are encouraged to bring along their Arklow Pottery possessions for an expert view on their history, valuation and production date once Rachel has finished her talk.

Rachael, who is American born with Irish heritage, has studied and collected early American and European hand-thrown Art Pottery for over 30 years. Now living in Ireland, her main interest is Arklow pottery and she recently compiled the first ever Arklow Willow Pattern Guide for cup shapes and back-stamps. Rachel is also an avid collector of the iconic Irish ceramicist John ffrench and his work during the Arklow Pottery Studio years 1962-1969.

Rachael will be joined by Tommy Dunne to explore items brought along by members. He is an Arklow native who worked at the Arklow Pottery Factory during 1969-1973 before leaving to join the navy. A lifelong ceramics collector, Tommy has the most comprehensive private collection of Arklow pottery in Ireland.

Rachael's presentation will take place at 8.00pm in the Family Centre next door to the Holy Rosary Church in Greystones on Wednesday 19th October 2022. A small charge will be made to cover the cost of hiring a room.

 Talks and Visits

Our Talks (normally) take place in the Family Centre next door to the Holy Rosary Church in Greystones. Talks normally begin at 8.00pm . A small charge is made to cover the cost of hiring a room.

Our Visits (normally) occur on Sundays throughout summer. Start times vary.

 Future Programme

Planned Talks and Visits, 2022-2023

 7th April 2022

 The Society's AGM and a talk by Mary Marmion on the novel 'Beyond Hazel Bridge'

19th May 2022

 Talk by Valerie Cox on:  Independence Memories: A People‚Äôs Portrait of the Early Days of the Irish Nation

June 2022 - August 2022

 No Society activities

9th-10th September 2022

 La Touche Legacy Weekend

19th October 2022

 Talk by Rachel Jane Linton: Arklow Pottery, Early History and Background

16th November2022

 Talk by John Goodman on: The First World War in the Irish Sea 

1st December 2022

 The Society's Christmas lunch at Delgany Golf Club: details to be announced

January 2023

 Talk by Majella McAllister on: The Museum of Childhood Ireland