Seanchaí set for series of great history lectures

A leading historian is set to discuss suggestions he raised in his latest book on the Famine in North Kerry of possible sexual abuse in the Listowel workhouse during the period at a lecture in the town on Thursday next, October 5.

Bryan MacMahon opens the Listowel and District Historical Society's annual series of autumn lectures in a talk on his latest book The Great Famine in Listowel & North Kerry at the Seanchaí on the date.

"Bryan will give poignant descriptions of life in the workhouse of Listowel, including stories of scandals and possible sexual abuse in the workhouse, but also many examples of selfless humanitarian work," Seanchaí manager Cara Trant said.

Meanwhile, on Wednesday, October 18, a number of experts will discuss the legacy of Listowel native Tim Enright; socialist and translator of Great Blasket writers. Gabriel Fitzmaurice, Mícheál DeMórdha, Vincent Carmody and Martin Moore will speak about this intriguing figure.

For more information ring the Seanchaí on (068)22212.

Kerryman

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