Talks and Visits, 2013 - 2012

Below is a list of activities organised by the Greystones Archaeological & Historical Society in 2013 and 2012.


Talks and Visits, 2013

17th January 2013

Talk by Seamus O'Brien: 'In Search of Garden Plants'

21st February 2013

Talk by Pat Dargan: 'Tower Houses of Ireland'

21st March 2013

Talk by Colin Love: 'Buildings of Greystones and Lost Buildings'

16th April 2013

Visit to County Galway taking in Athlone Castle, Athenry Castle, Coole Park, Aughanure Castle, Museum of Country Life in Castlebar and Clonmacnoise

12th May 2013

Visit to Kilmaccurragh Arboretum, Arklow Maritime Museum and the Howard Pyramid

16th June 2013

Bloomsday: members, in suitable attire, supported the Joyce readers throughout Greystones

26th June 2013

Visit to Emo Court, Heywood Gardens and the Rock of Dumanase

28th July 2013

Visit to Howth Castle, Bailey Lighthouse and Lusk Heritage Centre

20th September 2013

Programme of readings in Leo Ireton's shop (part of Wicklow Culture Night 2013)

29th September 2013

The Jim Brennan Memorial Lecture given by Christiaan Corlett: 'Jane Shackleton's Photographs'

17th October 2013

Talk by Canon R Jennings: 'Experiences in the Korean War'

4th November 2013

Launch of the book Greystones: its buildings and history, volume 2

21st November 2013

Talk by James Scannell: 'The Accident That Time Forgot - the Sinking of the Princess Victoria in 1953'

3rd December 2013

Visit to the Mermaid Theatre to hear Vladimir's Viennese Chrismas Concert


Talks and Visits, 2012

14th January 2012

Launch of our website by Pat Dargan in Greystones Library

19th January 2012

Talk by John Turpin entitled: 'My Life in Art' 

16th February 2012

Talk by Bryan McMahon: 'Pioneers of Balloon Flight in Ireland'

15th March 2012

 Talk by Joan Jones: 'Granny's Quilt'

16th April 2012

Visit to Belfast to see the Titanic Centre and other local places of interest

13th May 2012

Visit to Trim Castle and Headfort House School

4th June 2012

Visit to Altidore Castle

24th June 2012

Visit to Maritime Museum (Dun Laoghaire), Enniskerry and Kilruddery House

22nd July 2012

Trip to Kildare to visit the Brigidine Sisters, St Brigid's Cathedral, the National Stud, the Japanese Gardens and St Fiachra's Garden

21st September 2012

Programme of readings in Leo Ireton's shop (part of Wicklow Culture Night 2012)

30th September 2012

Talk by Rob Goodbody: 'Ancient Roads of Wicklow'

18th October 2012

Talk by James Scannell: 'Wicklow 100 Years Ago'

6th November 2012

Launch of the book Greystones: Its Buildings and History

15th November 2012

Talk by Deirdre Burns: 'The Wicklow Website and the Work of the Heritage Office'

6th December 2012

Trip to the Mermaid Theatre to see 'A Chrisstmas Carol'