A local success story of note
by Mr Pat Reen
The CEO, Mr Pat Reen, will be presenting on Prosper Fingal. Pat Reen has worked in Prosper since 1990 and has been central to many changes in the organisation.
Prosper Fingal was formerly called Fingal Workshop Ltd., which was founded in Skerries by parents and friends of people with disabilities. Today the Prosper Groups provides services throughout Fingal and County Meath.
The model of service has changed dramatically over those years in line with national disability policy and the presentation will talk about the journey that Prosper has travelled since 1978 and how its services have changed accordingly.
Location and time: by Zoom 8 June at 8.15 pm
Annual Membership fee for season 2020/21 is now due.
The Annual Membership fee of €10 for 2020/21 is now due. Members can renew at any of our monthly meetings or online here.
Time & Tide Vol 12
Time & Tide, Volume 12, published September 2020, contains ten papers on diverse topics from our archive. they include an account of the production of the musical Show Boat, industrial history, a townland in the 19th century, and boats using Skerries harbour at the turn of the 20th century among others
Time & Tide can be purchased online by clicking here.
It is also available in several local shops: Skerries Mills, Skerries Bookshop, Skerries News and Greg Reddins.
Fingal Fieldnames project
Skerries Historical Society is one of six groups chosen by Fingal County Council to help with the Fingal Fieldnames Project
This is a continuing project in which we hope to record as many of the names of the fields of Fingal as possible.
If you are interested in participating please contact Geraldine Clarke on 086-3468602 or email email@example.com. This is for everybody in the local community, you do not need to be a member of Skerries Historical Society.
Committee Members 2019/20
Chair – George Hand
Vice Chair – Carmel Power
Hon Secretary – Stephanie Bourke
Hon Treasurer – Brendan Grimes
Hon Librarian – Maree Baker
Hon Archivist – Oona Roycroft
PRO – vacant
with Geraldine Clarke, Bill Kee, Maeve McGann.