Tallaght Historical Society Lecture Series 2008/2009

18th September
Tallaght History Society – Information Evening
All Welcome

October 22nd 2008 8.00 pm
Leo Swan Memorial Lecture
From Deserted to Vagrancy – The Pre-Famine Poor of Tallaght
By Sean Bagnall

The talk will be preceded by the Tallaght launch of Sean’s new book Tallaght 1835-1850 – A Rural Place, published by Four Courts Press. Copies of the book will be on sale in the library on the night

November 20th 2008 8.00pm
History of Donadea and the Forest Park
Séamus Cullen

December 18th 2008, 8.00pm
1916 – North King Street
Dublin’s Stalingrad
Chris Shouldice

21st January 2009 8.00pm
The Poulaphuca Survey and the Old Farmhouses of Wicklow
Chris Corlett author of the recent book “Beneath the Poulaphouca Reservoir

!8th Feb 2009, 8.00pm
Illustrated Talk on The Doorways of Ireland – title to be announced
Michael Fewer
Michael’s new book on the Doorways of Ireland will be launched on 12th November

Wednesday 18th March 2009 8.00pm
Bumps in the Fields and Crumbling Walls – Practical Archaeology for Sunday Afternoons
By Hermann Geissel
Hermann’s new book of the same title was recently published by South Dublin Libraries

Wednesday 15th April 2009, 8.00pm
From the Jacobs Archive
By Douglas Appleyard

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One thought on “Tallaght Historical Society Lecture Series 2008/2009

  1. Hi all,I am Rene Maguire N.T,Lobinstown,Navan,Co.Meath.The Swan family of which the late Leo was a member of was a parishioner here in Lobinstown and a former teacher in the local school,Heronstown N.S. The reason for me contacting you is,we have a historical group researching the history and folklore of Lobinstown. The Swan family,particularly Leo, had a lot of historical detail and photos of the parish and we hope we could access it or share it . The last visit Leo paid to Lobinstown was Dec 1999 where I met him at the home of his cousin Brendan Russel. He had intended forwarding to us photos and historical information concerning the parish.Due to his untimely death a short while later our history project was put on the shelf until I retired from teaching recently. We would be grateful if you could forward this ‘comment’ to Leo’s family or e mail me a contact e mail or address for his family.Thanks for your time,
    Kind Regards.
    Rene Maguire

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