Leo Swan Memorial Lecture 2011

The tenth Annual Leo Swan Memorial Lecture

Pilgrimage in Medieval Ireland: Recent Archaeological Discoveries along St. Kevin’s Pilgrims’ Road to Glendalough


Aidan O’Sullivan, UCD School of Archaeology.

At The County Library, Library Square, Tallaght, Dublin 24

on Wednesday 9th November 2011 at 7:00 p.m.

All Welcome!


8th Annual Leo Swan Memorial Lecture

South Dublin Libraries Local Studies Section and Tallaght Historical Society are delighted to announce that the 7th Annual Leo Swan Memorial Lecture will take place in The County Library, Tallaght on Wednesday 22nd October 2008 at 8.00pm. In 2007 the Leo Swan Memorial Lecture did not take place due to renovations at the County Library.

Leo Swan, a noted archaeologist was a founder member of Tallaght Historical Society and is fondly remembered in the area as Principal of Our Lady of Loreto Primary School.

The lecture on The Poor of Tallaght between 1835 and 1850 will be given by Sean Bagnall, a native of Tallaght. Any aspect of the history of Tallaght would have been dear to the late Leo Swan.

The lecture will be preceded by the Tallaght launch of Sean Bagnall’s new book “Tallaght 1835-1850” which was recently published by Four Courts Press. Copies of the book will be on sale in the library on the night.

Tallaght Historical Society – Leo Swan Memorial Lecture Postponed

The annual Leo Swan Memorial Lecture which normally takes place in October has been postponed until early 2008 due to ongoing work with the extension and refit of the County Library. When the lecture takes place it will allow those attending to see the extended and remodelled library. Tallaght Historical Society lectures will resume as soon as accommodation is ready in the library.