Future activities

Reopening of the Society

The Society hopes to resume normal activities by holding a presentation on Thursday, 18 November 2021 in the Family Centre, Holy Rosary Church, Greystones, starting at 8.00pm. We are aware that people will rightly continue to be extremely cautious, but are confident that the Family Centre can provide a safe and secure environment in which to carry on our activities. We’ll be using the large hall there, which as you know offers ample space for distancing, and will obviously be strictly observing all the necessary precautions. Our plan is to have just one meeting in 2021, reconvening in the New Year and hopefully resuming our usual programme of monthly meetings from January 2022. Details of dates and speakers will be available in due course.

Our speaker on Thursday 18 November will be Majella McAllister, Chairperson, Museum of Childhood Ireland. Majella will describe the activities, aims and vision of the MCI which, having accumulated over 30,000 items of material childhood culture, now aspires to secure a permanent physical space in which they can be displayed and stored. She will also talk about one of her own particular concepts, Project 2020 Together, Le Cheile, an online initiative on the worldwide voice of children during the Covid-19 pandemic. For more on the Museum of Childhood, see the website at https://museumofchildhood.ie/

We’re confident that Majella – who incidentally grew up in Greystones – will get our programme off to a lively start. Childhood, after all, is an experience we all share in outline if not in its details, and we look forward to a lively audience participation – in fact, some of you might like to bring along photos or artefacts on the night to spark further memories and anecdotes.

 Talks and Visits

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

18th November 2021

 Presentation by Marjella McAllister