Heritage week event: ‘Past Times Pastimes’ Wednesday 21st August

Skerries Historical Society will take part in Heritage Week when historical societies across Fingal will celebrate ‘Past Times Pastimes’, a stroll through history to discover how our free time has evolved in fascinating ways. Our pastimes today have been shaped by hundreds of years of storytelling, craft, sport and music.

There will be a meeting of Fingal Heritage Network in St Sylvester’s Parish Centre, Malahide on Wednesday 21st August, From 8 to 10pm

Fingal Historical Societies will present a series of short talks on the theme of Past Times and Pastimes.

The evening will have the following format:

8pm  Opening address by Christine Baker Community Archaeologist

followed by: Launch of Fingal Heritage Plan by Mayor of Fingal Cllr. Eoghan O’Brien

8.15pm  MC Berni Marks Swords introduces speakers

1. Donabate: Peadar Bates – A friendship of 200 years ago with an unhappy ending

2. Rush & Loughshinny Historical Society: Adrienne Cassidy -The Orange Tent

3. Skerries Historical Society:  Oona Roycroft – Jacksies, Tops and the May Bush 

4. Rowlestown : Vincent Coyle- Dalin’ in the town

5. Ballyboughal:  David O’Connor –  Songs from Fingal Coastal towns – songs if possible.

8pm to 8.10   Break for refreshments

6. Lusk Tidy Towns/Heritage Society: Pat Kelly – Stories and old Photographs of Lusk in Past Times

7. Cloghran Historical Society: Myles Reilly – Memories of Cloghran

8. Malahide: Paddy Ryan -Nathaniel Hone, artist and Malahide resident

9. Swords: Jim Bennet – The game of Cricket in Fingal 

This is always a great event and everyone is welcome (no entry charge). Hope to see many Skerries members there! Non members also very welcome.