Cumann Seandalaiochta agus Staire Phort Lairge

Sunday, September 30, 2012

William McCleverty, an 18th Century Explorer's Links with Waterford

A view of the attendance

Kevin P Hall, Erica Fay, Sonny Condon

Life at sea in the 18th century was far from glamorous, especially before the link was made between scurvy and the lack of vitamin C. Those who attended the lecture on William McCleverty on Friday 28th September were left in no doubt as to what it meant to travel on the high seas, face enemies, visit hostile countries and survive the journey home. Captain McCleverty was one of those survivors, and despite it all,  remained in the Royal Navy. Erica Fay delivered a very colourful, evocative description of his life and time. If you missed the lecture, you will be able to read all about it in the next edition of Decies.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

From Our Neighbour: South Kilkenny Historical Society

South Kilkenny Historical Society lecture, Thursday, September 27th, 8pm

Title: From Morse Code to Twitter
Speaker: Mr Padraig Laffan
Venue: Mullinavat Parish Hall (opposite church)
Admission: €5 (members free)

This lecture traces the development of communications during Padraig 's working career - first as a ship's Radio Officer, followed by 40 years with RTE's  outside broadcasting unit.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

2012 Autumn Lectures

Waterford Archaeological & Historical Society's lectures will resume on Friday 28th September, with Ms Erica Fay,   Topic:  Captain William McCleverty, An 18th century explorer’s links with Waterford  

The next events will be  as follows:

Friday 26th October
Mr Julian Walton:   
The victims of the Seahorse and the war against Napoleon

Friday 23rd November

 Ms Ann Marie Ryan, Assistant Curator, Kilmainham Jail Museum: 
Kilmainham Jail Museum and Waterford Connections. 

Sunday 2nd  December

Annual Lunch [details beforehand] 

The Waterford Archaeological and Historical Society, Ireland.
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