NOTICES

Updated 7th February 2019

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HOWTH SINGING CIRCLE

At the Abbey Tavern, Howth.

Thursday 7th February 2019

09:00 p.m.

Special Guest : Harpist and Singer Eibhlís Ni Ríordáin

Celebrating Cumann na mBan

with Brenda O’Riordan and Ann Riordan.

All Welcome: Singers , Musicians and Listeners

 


THE SPANISH CIVIL WAR

The Raven History Group is commencing the above course on Saturday 2nd of February in Skerries GAA club on the Dublin Road from 10.30 to 12.30.

It will cover a brief history of ancient Spain before focusing on :

The lead up to the conflict

Franco invades from Africa

The Battles

The Church in Spain and the Vatican

International Reaction

Hitler and Mussolini’s Support for Franco

International Brigades’ Support for Government

Atrocities

Irish Involvement on both sides

The Battle for Madrid and Barcelona

Catalonian and Basque opposition

Franco as Caudillo

End Game

At course end we hope to visit Spain for a week and visit the main sites associated with the conflict.

In addition we plan a few outings later in the Spring to various locations of historical interest .

€50 per person and €2 for coffee. Informal friendly group.All welcome. Text 0879549700 or E-mail sog1@campusie.onmicrosoft.com for further information.


LOUGHSHINNEY and RUSH HISTORICAL SOCIETY

A talk entitled

” THE FAMINE AND CHOLERA OUTBREAK IN THE FINGAL AREA”

By ROB GOODBODY

Will take place on THURSDAY 28th FEBRUARY, 2019.

At THE STRAND BAR, RUSH, COUNTY DUBLIN.

AT 8:00 p.m. SHARP

ALL ARE WELCOME


Fingal Fieldnames

Skerries Historical Society is one of six groups chosen by Fingal County Council to help with the Fingal Fieldnames Project

Abarta Heritage were appointed as consultants to give training to the six groups on a method of collection and ideas of were to collect information along with research resources.

This has now been consolidated into a manual which provides information and guidelines to volunteers on all aspects of the project.

This is a continuing project to be worked on until as much of the fields of Fingal have been recorded as possible.

Phase 2 of the project will continue to expand on the work started in Phase 1.

If you are interested in participating please contact Geraldine Clarke on 086-3468602 or email oldskerries@gmail.com.

This is for everybody in the local community, you do not need to be a member of Skerries Historical Society. 


Skerries Historical Society is pleased to announce that our Time & Tide publications can now be purchased online. Cost per book plus P&P is shown on each Time & Tide page. Example see Time & Tide Vol 11

An excellent present.


Book by Frank Whearity – ‘The Easter Rising of 1916 in north County Dublin: a Skerries perspective’.

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Book by Aidan J Herron entitled ‘to the Beat of a Savage Drum’.

Aidan Herron is a Winner of the Irish Writers Centre 2015 Novel Fair. ‘To the Beat of a Savage Drum’ joins the very short list of fiction set around the Battle of Waterloo and commemorates the 27th Inniskillings, the only Irish Regiment of Foot to take part in that epic encounter.

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Skerries Historical Society is delighted to find that one of our past speakers, P J Mathews, has produced a wonderful new book in collaboration with fellow UCD academic Professor Declan Kiberd.

Regulars at the SHS talks will recall P J Mathews’ talk in January 2012 when he painted a fascinating verbal portrait of his grandfather, Paddy Mathews, the Milverton Quarry stonemason.

P J and his collaborator, Prof. Kiberd, have now gathered a varied collection of texts from the period between 1891 and 1922 for the ‘Handbook of The Irish Revival’, which has been nominated for an Irish Book Award in the Best Irish-Published Book of the Year class. There are six books shortlisted in this class – all of them look to be very interesting – and we wish P J and Declan all the best in the Irish Book Awards.

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