WINTER/SPRING LECTURE PROGRAMME 2017
Please note all lectures are held at 8pm, in St. Patricks Gateway Centre, Patrick Street, Waterford, unless otherwise stated.
Friday 27th January
Speaker: Mr Glascott Symes.
Topic: Sir John Keane and Cappoquin House in time of war and revolution.
This lecture will cover Sir John Keane’s management of the Cappoquin estate through his service in both the Boer War and World War 1, returning home for the War of Independence. He went on to serve in the first Senate of the Free State only to have his home destroyed in the Civil War. However he personally oversaw the rebuilding of the house.
Friday 24th February
Speaker: Mr Liam Murphy.
Topic: The life of Dr. Thomas Hussey (1746-1803), Bishop of Waterford and Lismore and first President of Maynooth.
Friday 31st March
Speaker: Mr Sean Murphy.
Topic: Stories of The Great War, from mid County Waterford.
Friday 7th April Annual General Meeting – Details beforehand.
Friday 28th April
Speaker: Mr James Doherty.
Topic: The Forgotten Force.
This lecture will look at H.M. Coastguard in pre-independence Ireland. Regulations, Roles and Responsibilities.
It is hoped that this lecture will be a precursor to a summer outing later in the year. The summer outing will consist of a guided walk in the Tramore area visiting the coastguard station and associated cottages and highlighting some of the key events in this organisations history.
Friday 26th May
Speaker: Mr Julian Walton.
Topic: The Curraghmore of ‘Squint Eye George’, first Marquess of Waterford, 1736 to 1800.