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Monday 12 November 2018

Historical evening in Gorey Library about Enniscorthy

Pictured at Gorey Library for the North Wexford Historical Society talk on Enniscorthy Castle were guest speaker, Mary Brickley; librarian, Martina Halford, Michael Reddy and Noeleen Brown, treasurer
Pictured at Gorey Library for the North Wexford Historical Society talk on Enniscorthy Castle were guest speaker, Mary Brickley; librarian, Martina Halford, Michael Reddy and Noeleen Brown, treasurer

More than 50 people gathered at Gorey Library for an informative evening about the history of Enniscorthy held by the North Wexford Historical Society.

Local historian Mary Brickly, who works in Enniscorthy Castle and the 1798 Centre, discussed the history of Enniscorthy town and the castle, which has been in the heart of the area since the 13th century.

Chairperson of North Wexford Historical Society Peter O'Connor said Mary talked about the history from Anglo-Norman to more recent times.

'She gave us a more recent and modern connection with the castle,' said Peter. 'Mary also covered the industrial history of the town including breweries, which was very interesting.'

Mary also talked about the many exhibitions available in Enniscorthy castle. She discussed the latest residency of the Roche Family, the industrial and commercial heritage of Enniscorthy, Colm Tobin's Brooklyn film and book, and the pioneering modernist designer Eileen Grey.

The North Wexford Historical Society committee members would like to thank Mary for the talk and Gorey Library for the facilities.

Gorey Guardian

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