Thursday 23 July 2015

Greystones Festival of History, 25–27 September

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.

Ticket prices

All Lectures, Tea/Coffee: €30
All Lectures, Tea/Coffee and Seminar Dinner: €50

For more details contact GAHS.