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Friday, March 29, 2013

Upcoming Lecture: The Development of Rugby and Soccer in Waterford 1877-1937

Our next lecture Urbs Intacta Manet? The Development of Rugby and Soccer in Waterford 1877-1937

 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.

Speaker: Mr David Toms

Date: Friday 5 April 2013

Time: 8 pm 

Venue: Edmund Rice International Heritage Centre, Barrack Street, Waterford City

Entry: € 5.00 non-members (members free)

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Mgr Michael Olden on Prominent Churmen

On Friday 22 February, the lecture delivered by Mgr Michael Olden touched on the subject of Prominent Churchmen From Waterford and Lismore in the 19th century.

Mgr Olden delivering his lecture

Far from being a limited account, it painted a composite picture of those who worked through the 19th century, whether they stayed at home or were abroad, many of them Gaelic scholars. From Dean Thomas Hearn (1734-1810) and his brother Francis Hearn (1747-1801) to Cardinal Michael Browne, OP (1887-1971), Master General of the Dominicans and Cardinal Theologian to the Pope, Mgr Olden regaled us with anecdotes attached to the lives of those great men, some shy and retiring, some intrepid and adventurous.

Pat Grogan enjoying a chat with Mgr Olden after the lecture. 

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