The programme for the Greystones Festival of History has been published and it looks like another fine line-up of lectures has been organised. Hosted by the Greystones Archaeological and Historical Society in association with the La Touche Legacy and taking place over the last weekend of September, this will be the Festival's second outing.
This year's theme is Reflections on the Great War & the Easter Rising 1916.
Friday 25 September:
4:00pm Official Welcome
4:15pm Wartime Diaries of Elsie Henry covering 1916 & WW1, with Professor Clara Cullen
5:00pm WW1 Soldier James Lawless, ‘Knockrath’, Church Lane, with Eva O’Hara
5:30pm The Psychology of the Fighting Irish, with John O’Keeffe
Saturday 26 September:
10:00am Letters of 1916, with Professor Susan Schreibman
11:00am The 36th Ulster Division, with Philip Orr
11:45am That Easter Dawn – The Personalities of 1916, with Turtle Bunbury
12:30pm Propaganda During WW1, with Ian Kenneally
2:30pm Reflections - Leo Ireton’s Shop, a walking tour of historic Greystones
8:00pm Seminar Dinner, Greystones Golf Club. Guest Speaker: John Bruton, Former Taoiseach
Sunday 27 September:
11:00am Jim Brennan Memorial Lecture: The La Touche Soldiers, with Michael McGinley
Greystones Golf Club, Greystones, Co Wicklow.
All Lectures, Tea/Coffee: €30
All Lectures, Tea/Coffee and Seminar Dinner: €50
For more details contact GAHS.