Wednesday 12 December 2018

Historical Society is gearing up for a packed programme

Balbriggan and District Historical Society is preparing for a number of fascinating talks and presentations over the next few weeks and months as a new chairperson takes the helm.

The society has a new chairperson in Anne Collins and a new committee member, Brian Kavanagh but stalwart and former chairperson, Jim Walsh is staying on the committee and all other officers are remaining in their positions.

The next event the society has lined up is a fundraiser in the form of a quiz at the Milestone Inn on March 23 at 8pm and then it is on to a packed schedule of historical talks.

Jim Walsh will be the speaker on Wednesday, March 29 at 8pm at Balbriggan Town Hall when he will provide an insight into the design and construction of Balbriggan's beloved Carnegie Free Library building.

On Wednesday, April 26 at 8pm Brian Arnold will speak at the Town Hall on the subject of 'Thomas Ashe: The Revolutionary Teacher'.

On Wednesday, May 31, Padraig Yeates will speak on the Russian Revolution, Easter 1916 and the history of Irish Labour, also at the Town Hall at 8pm.

In just a couple of weeks time on Wednesday, March 29, the society will participate in a showcase of local historical societies hosted by the council at County Hall.

The event clashes with a society talk but representatives of the group will attend to showcase the work of the society to a wider audience.

Fingal Independent