Thursday, 7 January 2016

10th series of Julian Walton Winter Lectures starts 14 January in County Waterford

The 10th series of the Julian Walton Winter Lectures will get underway on Thursday 14 January and will run for ten weeks.

Starting at 8pm, each lecture lasts about an hour and is followed by a question and answer session and light refreshments.

Here's the programme:

Thursday 14 January: Cardinal Wiseman (1802-1865) and his family's Waterford origins, with Julian Walton

Thursday 21 January: Wars, woes and weddings: The turbulent life of Richard Power, Earl of Tyrone (1630-1690), with Julian Walton

Thursday 28 January*: Meeting and match-making, with John Arnold, and Great Hopes for the Future, with Jeremiah Buckley

Thursday 4 February:
Survivors of the Titanic, with Norman Graham

Thursday 11 February: Powers and Beresfords: Curraghmore lives on, 1690-1790, with Julian Walton

Thursday 18 February: From Waterford to the South Pole with Cavanagh's Magic Lantern, with Jimmy Fitzgibbon

Thursday 25 February: Waterford and the Blueshirts, with Eugene Broderick

Thursday 3 March: Waterford men and the Gallipoli campaign, 1915-1916, with Pat McCarthy

Thursday 10 March: The Valley is too lush: West Waterford as seen in the memoirs of Frida Keane (1908-1989), with William Fraher

Thursday 17 March: St Patrick's Day. No lecture.

Thursday 24 March:
Easter 1916: Two MacDermotts, Sean and Frank - and two visions of Ireland, with Julian Walton

Venue: Dunhill Multi-Education Centre (opposite the GAA grounds), Dunhill Ecopark, Ballyphilip, Dunhill, County Waterford.
Fee: €5 per lecture (reduced price of €45 for the full series of 10 lectures, payable on the first night).
Enquiries: E: T: 353 (0)51 396 934.

* At the request of the speakers, a collection will be made on behalf of the Marymount Hospice, Cork at this meeting.)