Future activities

Impact of COVID-19 Virus

Following advice issued by the Government concerning the COVID-19 virus, all the Society's activities have been postponed until further notice. Keep well, and watch this space for news about rescheduled events.

War of Independence Centenary

All GAHS members will no doubt be aware that 11 July 2021 was the centenary of the truce that officially brought the War of Independence to a close, and Wicklow County Council/Wicklow County Archives have marked the anniversary by launching a new and exciting eBbook: Wicklow and the War of Independence.

The publication includes contributions on a whole range of issues relating to the period from twelve Wicklow historians, and our chairperson, Rosemary Raughter, has contributed some accounts of the Greystones experience, as well as a county-wide survey of the influenza epidemic of 1918/19.

This is a really imaginative and innovative project, and the publication will undoubtedly be a major resource for anyone interested in Wicklow history, and in that crucial and eventful period during which our modern state was born. So do take a look - you'll certainly find much of interest, and we'd love to hear your views and reactions. The eBook can be accessed by clicking here.

And for those who prefer to do their reading from the printed page, the book itself will be available in Wicklow libraries in September - more on that in due course.

Wicklow Women

The Wicklow Heritage website has lots on women with Wicklow connections. See, for instance, these articles on Nurse Mary Hayden, on female stockbroker Oonagh Keogh, and on national school teacher Mary Peoples:

These highlight three lesser-known women, but a trawl through the Wicklow Heritage pages will bring up much more on local 'celebrities' such as barrister Averil Deverell, climber/author/photographer Lizzie Le Blond, and Ladies' Land League leader Anna Parnell. 

 Finally, but not least, don't forget to come back regularly to our own website. All nine of our journals are now fully available online - you'll find lots in their pages of interest, including of course much more about 'our Wicklow women'. Click here to have a browse.

 Talks and Visits

Outside of COVID-19 restrictions, see above, our Talks 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. Keep an eye of this page for the most up-to-date information.

 Future Programme

Watch this space!

Planned Talks and Visits, 2021