Saturday 18 November 2017

Old Swords remembered with launch of 20th 'Voices'

ANOTHER highlight of Swords Heritage Week will be the launch of 'Swords Voices', the 20th in the series of memories of 'Old Swords.'

According to Bernadette Marks, this launch will take place on Tuesday, September 3rd in The Star at 8.30pm.

'This book will be our bumper edition as it is the 20th in a series,' explained Bernadette.

'The idea started off as oral memories of old Swords which was then transcribed and made into a book and as a fitting tribute to the late Mrs Margaret Thorpe, who died last year at the age of 93, we are hoping to have a photograph of her on the front cover as she sold a lot of the books over the years and was involved with the Tidy Towns," added Bernadette.

The schedule of events for Swords Heritage Week is: Monday, September 2nd: Swords in Old Photos, Swords Museum, Carnegie Library, North Street from 2.30 to 4.30pm; Tuesday, September 3rd: Launch of 'Swords Voices' – the 20th in a series of memories of 'Old Swords' in The Star, Main Street at 8.30pm with music by the Mummer Band.

Wednesday, September 4th: Presentation of awards in the Short Story, Poet of Fingal & What Swords Means to Me contests. The Gathering reception of a school photograph taken in Swords Girls' National School circa 1948;

Thursday, September 5th: Swords in Old Photos museum. The Lockout Historical Walk 7.30pm starting at Carnegie Library; Friday, September 6th: Swords in Old Photos museum 2.30pm to 4.30pm. Trace Your Fingallian Roots; Saturday, September 7th: Visit St Columba's interesting gravestone 3.30pm.

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