Sunday 16 June 2019

Kettle's Heritage Society give thanks to hosts

The Kettles Heritage Society have shown their gratitude to the hosts of their anniversary celebrations, last year.

Kettles Heritage Society made a presentation to to Audrey Snow, the proprietor of Wills Cafe and Drynam Park Golfing Range.

The society presented a framed picture of the poem 'The Lost Ball' by Tom Kettle.

Myles Reilly, treasurer of the society on the left of accompanying picture and Eamon Madden, secretary of the sociey made the presentation to Audrey in appreciation of the wonderful hospitality provided by Wills Cafe to all the visitors and the extended Kettles family who attended the anniversary celebration which took place at the venue, last September.

The framed poem, 'The Lost Ball' recounts Tom Kettle's effort and tribulations at playing a golf shot at the seaside and should provide consolation or inspiration to many of the golfers who practice at Drynam Park Golf Centre.

The anniversary celebrations back in September was a great day for local history enthusiasts and those committed to keeping the memory of the extraordinary, and revolutionary family that were the Kettles.

Leading the way in keeping the Kettle legacy alive is the Kettles Heritage Society who deserve huge credit for their tireless work and this annual commemoration to the local heroes.

The Kettles Heritage Society is always open to new people coming on board to help drive their work forward.

If you are interested in getting involved or just want to find out more about what the society does and who the Kettles were, then you can contact the society at

Well done to everyone involved in putting this latest event together and to those who supported it.

Without the work of local historians like those in the society, so much of Fingal's rich history and heritage might otherwise be lost and the county is lucky to have historical societies like this one dotted across Fingal who continue to write the pages of our past.

Fingal Independent