Talks and Visits, 2011 - 2010

Below is a list of activities organised by the Greystones Archaeological & Historical Society in 2011 and 2010.


Talks and Visits, 2011

20th January 2011

Talk by Bryan McMahon entitled: 'Richard Cantillon (1697 - 1734)'

17th February 2011

Talk by Debbie McMahon entitled: 'The Moynihan Brothers in Peace and War, 1909 - 1918'

31st March 2011

Talk by Rosemary Raughter entitled: 'My Dear Busy Friend - Female Friendship and Women's Lives in eighteen Century Ireland'

28th April 2011

Talk by Reverend Canon Jennings entitled: 'Robert Menteith of Kilcoole, Mystery Man of Banna Strand'

22nd May 2011

A visit to Glasnevin museum and cemetery, and then a tour of the   museum at the Curragh Military Camp, our guide being General Liam MacNamee'

26th June 2011

A visit, led by Pat Power, to Ballymore House in Camolin, Oulart Hill   and Vinegar Hill (the sites of 1798 battles), and several medieval sites in   Ferns

17th July 2011

A visit to Russborough and to Altamont Gardens in Tullow, County   Carlow'

27th August 2011

Presentation by Rosemary Raughter in Greystones Library of a book of   photographs by Elizabeth Hawkins - Whitshed, which was donated to the library'

2nd October 2011

Jim Brennan Memorial Lecture given by Rosemary Raughter entitled:   ‘From Killincarrig to the Roof of the World: the Life and Times of Elizabeth   Hawkins – Whitshed'

20th October 2011

Talk by Peter and Natasha on their walk to Santiago de Compostela'

24th November 2011

Talk by Pat Dargan entitled: ‘Villages of County Wicklow'

14th December 2011

The Society made a trip to the National Concert Hall to hear ‘The   Messiah'


Talks and Visits, 2010

11th February 2010

Talk by Brendan O’Brien entitled: ‘Tom Crean’

11th March 2010

Talk by Peter McNiff entitled: ‘The Shooting of Elizabeth Grundy – A   Case of Murder in Victorian Greystones’

29th March 2010

Visit to County Cork taking in the Treasures of Waterford, Fota   Wildlife Park, Cobh Heritage Centre, Lusitania Graveyard, Lismore Castle and Gardens and a tour of Cork city

22nd April 2010

Launch of Volume 6 of the Society’s journal in the La Touche Room in   Greystones Library

9th May 2010

Visit to County Wexford to see the JFK Arboretum near New Ross, Hook   Lighthouse and Tintern Abbey

20th June 2010

Visit to the Oratory in Dun Laoghaire, Quaker Burial Ground in   Blackrock and Rathfarnham Castle

25th July 2010

Visit to County Kilkenny to view Woodstock Estate and Jerpoint Abbey

21st August 2010

Presentation of a portrait of Colonel Fred Burnaby to the Greystones   Library and a visit to Bellevue Woods

3rd October 2010

Jim Brennan Memorial lecture, given by Caitriona Crowe, on the ‘The   National Archives of Ireland’

18th November 2010

Talk by Donough Cahill entitled: ‘The Development of Georgian Dublin’

13th December 2010

Visit to the National Concert Hall to hear a concert entitled: ‘ A Viennese   Christmas’