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Members of Enniscorthy Historical Re-enactment Society

Members of Enniscorthy Historical Re-enactment Society

Members of Enniscorthy Historical Re-enactment Society

The Enniscorthy Historical Re-enactment Society held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) recently, at which a committee was elected for the coming year.

The meeting took place in the IFA Centre and a large number of members turned up.

Reflecting on the past year, chairperson Ray Murphy thanked the members for attending over 52 events throughout the county, and around the country, during 2019.

He said that attending these events involved travelling 'a great deal of the time' at the members' own expense.

Some of the commemorations and events took place locally, but many were held as far away as Cork and Dublin.

'A huge effort was made by the group in 2019 to procure outfits and equipment for Norman 850, the year-long commemoration of the 850th anniversary of the landing of the Normans in Ireland, at Bannow,' said Mr Murphy at the meeting.

The society's PRO, Maria Nolan, presented a photographic report, highlighting many of the events the members participated in during the year.

She focused attention on the many events that took place relating to Norman heritage commemorations.

Ms Nolan, in her report to the members, acknowledged the support the society received from Enniscorthy Municipal District Council and, in particular, paid tribute to former district manager Liz Hore for her contribution towards the cost of attire and equipment.

'It was a spectacular year for the county, giving the group the wonderful opportunity to showcase themselves in a diverse range of period costumes,' said Ms Nolan.

The election of officers then took place, with the following committee being elected for 2020: chairman - Ray Murphy; vice-chairperson - Paul Murphy; secretary - Bridget Murphy; assistant secretary - Margaret O`Neill; treasurer - Bridget Murphy; assistant treasurer - Tim Corrigan; PRO - Maria Nolan and quartermaster - Graham Cadogan.

The meeting concluded with all members looking forward to the many events to come in 2020, when the focus of attention will be placed on commemorating the War of Independence and the Civil War.

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