Wednesday 5 December 2012

Christmas party and history lecture in Offaly

The Offaly Historical & Archaeological Society will be holding its annual Christmas party and lecture at Offaly History Centre on Friday 7 December at 8pm. The guest speaker will be author, historian and university lecturer (UCD), Professor Diarmaid Ferriter.

His subject will be Old Moulds Broken? The Irish Republic in the 1970s and will consider the widespread social, cultural, economic and political upheavals of the 1970s. This was a decade when, for the first time, a majority of the population lived in urban areas. During this period economic challenges abounded, Ireland joined the EEC, an Irish feminist movement became increasingly visible, and institutions – including the Church – began to be subjected to new criticism. His lecture is based on his new book Ambiguous Republic: Ireland in the 1970s.

If you wish to attend please book by emailing or ringing the centre on 05793 21412. The lecture will be followed by a social evening and refreshments. Costs: €12 to members and €15 to non-members.

Offaly History Centre, Bury Quay. Tullamore.