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

Clondalkin History Society Lecture Series 2008/2009

Joe Williams has just given us details of the Clondalkin History Society Lecture Series 2008/2009 which is as follows:

Monday 20th October

Monday 24th November
Katharine Tynan’s Cobbler
Joe Williams

Monday 26th January 2009
From Kingstown to Dalkey by Air Atmospheric Railway 1844-54
James Scannell

Monday 23rd February 8.00pm
W&R Jacob – Irish Biscuit Making
Séamus Ó Maitiú

Monday 30th March 8.00pm
Bringing Ireland into line with Rome in 19th Century
Frank Sweeney

Monday 27th April 8.00pm
The Monica Roberts letters from the Front 1914-18
Bryan Mac Mahon

Monday 25th May 8.00pm
Members at Home – Your Own Stories and Photographs

All Lectures take place in  Áras Chrónáin, Watery Lane, Clondalkin, Dublin 22

For more information on the society, please visit http://www.clondalkinhistory.com