Next Meeting

We invite you and your friends to our March meeting which will take place at 8pm on Wednesday 15th March 2023 at the Family Centre beside the Holy Rosary Church, Greystones. Our meeting will have two parts.

The first will be our AGM which will summarise the Society's activities over the last twelve months, its financial situation, plans for the future  and committee resources. The latter is important. We need more committee members, some new blood to contribute ideas and to help out occasionally in activities. A committee-member role is not onerous: a one-hour meeting once a month, normally on Wednesday afternoons to agree upon and schedule events. Of course nobody on our committee is pressurised to participate or contribute outside their comfort zone so please consider putting your name forward. 

The second part of our evening will be a Show and Tell, a popular event, in which individuals bring along and present artefacts that have an interesting family or historical context, or indeed have an unknown pedigree. Presentation times will be fairly brief to allow the audience to question and contribute. So, members are encouraged to venture into their attics (or wherever), delve deep and find some buried gems!  

To round off, a gentle reminder that the Society's annual fees (€15 per household) for 2023-2024 are due in March. Our Honourable Treasurer, Joan, will be delighted to receive your contributions on the night.

Wicklow Library Talks

A series of local history talks will be presented in in the coming months in Wicklow Library. The full programme of talks can be found here.

 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’s 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

18th January 2023

 Talk by James Scannell on: John Hinde and His County Wicklow Postcards

15th February 2023

 Talk by Evelyn Cusack on: The History of Weather Reporting

15th March 2023

 The Society's AGM and members' "Show and Tell"

23rd April 2023

 Outing to Ardgillan Castle and Newbridge House