Updated 9th May 2018

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Stockings for the Queen.

A talk by David Sorensen will take place in Ardgillan Castle on Saturday 19th May at 2.30pm. All welcome.

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Remember to read the latest reports of our meetings by Oona Roycroft.
For the current season, 2018, they can be accessed via the Programme menu, select Season 2018, then click on the title of the talk.
For past Seasons, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, go to Publications, Reports, select the season you want, then click on the title of the talk.

Recent additions are:-

(1) April 2018 meeting – News from the North West Frontier – RCH Taylor’s letters home

(2) March 2018 meeting – Memories of a Tour Guide in Skerries Mills

(3) February 2018 meeting – Liam MacGabhann – Outstanding Journalist

(4) January 2018 meeting – Quiet Please: Inside Dublin Libraries

Buried in Fingal website.

On the 24th May 2017 Fingal County Council Archives launched a new free online database of its burial records. The council has responsibility for 36 burial grounds and has records of burials in 33 of them dating back to the turn of the last century.

Check out the website at Buried in Fingal

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 10

An excellent present.

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Muriel Gifford drowned off Skerries in 1917.

There is an interesting piece by Shane Mawe posted on the 29th September 2015 which you can read at the following link

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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