Next Meeting – Tuesday 12th June 2018 at 8.15 pm

Entertainment in Independent Ireland: a Skerries perspective.


by Ger Dooley


Quinn School of Business, Distance Learning staff – Ger Dooley

Evolving forms of technology and shifting social trends were at times the bane of the conservative Ireland that emerged following the Civil War.

It is amidst this context that Ger Dooley will look at the evolution of two areas of entertainment in independent Ireland up until the 1970s and the ways in which they contributed toward a huge change in Irish society and culture; music and dance, and the state broadcasting of radio and television.

This illustrated talk, featuring video and audio from landmarks in the history of Irish broadcasting and music, will pay particular attention to how the shifting trends of entertainment impacted Skerries and North County Dublin.

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Location & Time: Location to be confirmed. Time 8.15pm, 12th June 2018.

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Membership & Renewal

Membership fee of €10 is now due for the new membership year, 2017/18, can be paid on the night.

Alternatively you can re-new your membership online. Just go to Membership renewal.
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Applications for new membership welcome. Please print the application form, fill it in, and give it to any member of the committee, or bring it along to one of our meetings.


Time & Tide 10

Looking for the perfect present then look no further than the latest volume in the Time & Tide series, Time & Tide 10, is now on sale at €15 a copy. Time & Tide 10 contains a new selection of research papers on Skerries related topics. Each volume in the Time & Tide series contains a mix of subject matter from authors both historical and contemporary who in their different ways contribute to our knowledge and appreciation of Skerries, the people and the place.


Committee Members 2017/18

Chair – Brendan Grimes
Vice Chair – Marie Bashford-Synnott
Hon Secretary – Stephanie Bourke
Hon Treasurer – Elaine Skehan
Hon Librarian – Maree Baker
Hon Archivist – Hugh Halpin
PRO – George Hand
with Carmel Power, Geraldine Clarke, Brendan Morrissey, Oona Roycroft, Bill Kee and Pauline Hanlon.