Talks and Visits, 2017 - 2016

Below is a list of activities organised by the Greystones Archaeological & Historical Society in 2017 and 2016. Those with light blue coloured text have some related material. Click on the text to look at this.


Talks and Visits, 2017

19th January 2017

Talk by Gerry Long on 'The National Library in 1916'

16th February 2017

Talk by Brendan Flynn on 'Divided Nationalism: Wicklow and the Great War'

23rd March 2017

AGM and the viewing of some Radhrac videos

10th - 13th April 2017

Spring outing to Waterford including a visit to Lismore Castle Gardens and Heritage Centre

21st May 2017

Visit to Ashtown Castle and Hamwood House

1st June 2017

Bealtaine Festival: Reading Greystones History

25th June 2017

Visit to Richmond Barracks, Goldenbridge Cemetery and the Joyce Tower

23rd July 2017

Visit to Burtown House and Athy Heritage Centre in County Kildare

24th August 2017

Greystones Through Literature,  readings at Greystones Library

29th - 30th September 2017

La Touche Legacy Seminar: Creating a New State

4th November 2017

Making Local History Seminar

16th November 2017

Talk by Bryan MacMahon on 'Captain Flora Sandes: an Irishwoman in the Serbian army in WWI'

7th December 2017

Christmas party held in the Royal Hotel, Glendalough


Talks and Visits, 2016

21st January 2016

Talk by Bryan MacMahon on 'Robert Tressell, Dubliner, Author of The Ragged Throusered Philanthropists'

18th February 2016

Talk by Tommy O'Rourke on 'The Hedge Schools of Wicklow'

31st March 2016

Talk by Colin Love on 'Historic Rathdown'

11th - 14th April 2016

Spring outing to Sligo and its hinterland visiting St Mel's Cathedral, Lissadell House, Temple House, Belleek Pottery, Sligo Abbey and King's House

22nd May 2016

Visit to County Wexford to explore Johnstown Castle Museum and Gardens, the Berkely Costume and Toy Museum and the Ros Tapestry

23rd June 2016

Visit to Airfield House and Gardens, and to the National Gallery to view the Leonardo da Vinci drawings

24th July 2016

Visit to Tullynally Castle in Castlepollard and Mullagh, birthplace of St Kilian

23rd August 2016

The Society marked Heritage Week 2016, at Greystones Library, with a gift of books by local author Mairin Cregan to Greystones Library and the Local Studies Collection of the Wicklow County Council Library Service

11th September 2016

Visit to County Kildare to see Harristown House, Brannockstown, once owned by a branch of the La Touche family, and the Steam Museum, Straffan

23rd - 25th September 2016

The La Touche Legacy Festival of History weekend: ‘Emerging Ireland Post-1916’

20th October 2016

Talk by Joan Kavanagh on 'Van Diemen's Women: a history of transportation to Tasmania'

18th November 2016

Talk by by Commandant Colin MacNamee entitled 'Volunteer Fred Schweppe - Tracing the Shadow of a Gunman”

6th December 2016

Visit to the Mermaid Theatre, Bray to see Phil Coulter