Cumann Seandalaiochta agus Staire Phort Lairge

Wednesday, January 11, 2012



Please note all lectures are now held in Edmund Rice Heritage Centre, Mount Sion, Barrack Street, Waterford.

Friday 3rd February Speaker: Mr Anthony Kinsella
Topic: Ernest James Vernon Thornton

Friday 24th February Speakers:  Dr Elizabeth Shee-Twohig and Mr James Eogan.
Topic: The prehistory of the Lower Suir Valley (8000 BC - 400 AD): the archaeology of Waterford City Bypass in perspective

Friday 30th March Speaker: Ms Ursula Hughes
Topic: Rosamund Jacob, a Waterford Woman: Feminist, Political Activist, Author and Historian

Thursday 12th April Annual General Meeting.
Details beforehand

Friday 27th April Speaker: Mr Brendan Delaney, Manager of Heritage
and Archives, ESB
Topic: Ardnacrusha and Waterford


Thursday 7th June Kells Priory, Co. Kilkenny with Mr Ben Murtagh
Meet in Kells at 7.15 pm

Sunday 17th June Coach Trip to Kinsale, Co Cork (Details beforehand)
- Guided tour of Charles Fort and Desmond Castle
- Tour of Kinsale including site of Spanish landing and battle site of 1601 with local guide Mr Dermot Ryan

Thursday 28th June Ahenny and environs, Co Tipperary
High crosses, Slate Quarries and passage tomb
With Mr Joe Sullivan

Sunday 15th July Duiske Abbey and Graiguenamanagh
With guide Mr Owen Doyle
Meet in Graiguenamanagh at 2.30 pm

Thursday 26th July Details to be confirmed.

Autumn Lectures will include: Ms Erica Fay on Captain McCleverty, Mr Julian Walton on the Sea Horse victims, and Ms Ann-Marie Ryan on Kilmainham Jail Museum & Waterford Connections.

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