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Sunday, January 13, 2013

Calendar of Events 2013

We would like to wish all our members and friends a very Happy New Year for 2013 and we are looking forward to meeting you again at our events this year.

Events 2013



Please note all lectures are held at 8 pm in Edmund Rice Heritage Centre, Mount Sion, Barrack Street, Waterford, unless otherwise stated.

Friday 25th January 7 pm Guided Tour of the Medieval Museum, Cathedral Square, 
Friday 22nd February Speaker: Mgr Michael Olden
Topic: Outstanding Waterford Churchmen of the 19th Century

Friday 5th April Speaker: Mr David Toms 
Topic: Urbs Intacta Manet? The Development of Rugby and Soccer in Waterford 1877-1937
This lecture will outline the development of both rugby and soccer in Waterford from 1877 until just before the Second World War, asking the question whether Waterford was taken by a love of these sports, or whether as the city's motto goes it remained the unconquered city.

Thursday 11th April Annual General Meeting Details beforehand

Friday 26th April Speaker: Mr Michael Desmond
Topic: The Battle of Le Pilly
Between the 19th & 20th October 1914, 300 men from the south east of Ireland lost their lives, at least 36 of them came from Waterford City and County. 

We are very honoured that Waterford was chosen as the venue for the 2013 Annual General Meeting of the Federation of Local History Societies, which will take place on May 24th, 25th & 26th 2013. 


Thursday 6th June Guided Tour of Granny Castle, with guide Mr Ben Murtagh

Sunday    9th June Coach Trip To Wexford including tour of Johnstown Castle Museum and grounds and guided tour of Historic Wexford Town.

Thursday 27th June Jerpoint Park, Thomastown, Co Kilkenny

Sunday 21st July Guided tour of Inistioge and Woodstock Estate, Co Kilkenny.

Thursday 22nd August Visit to the Quaker Burial Grounds, Newtown, Waterford City with guideMrs Joan Johnston.

Autumn Lectures will include: Mr Jimmy McCrohan on Waterford-born merchant John Aylward (c.1650 –1705), Dr Pat McCarthy on Capital Crime in Waterford in the 19th century, and Mr Julian Walton (to be confirmed).  

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