Balbriggan & District Historical Society 1916 Commemorative Seminar
Balbriggan Town Hall
Sat, 07 May 2016 09:30:00 +0100
No Registration Required
Balbriggan & District Historical Society is delighted to announce their 1916 Commemorative Seminar which will take place in the Town Hall, Balbriggan on Saturday the 7th May 2016. The event entitled "Éirí amach na Cásca 1916 - Is Cuimhin linn" will form part of the Balbriggan 1916-2016 Commemorative Programme which will run from Monday 2nd May to Sunday 8th May, culminating with the unveiling of a Plaque in Quay Street commemorating Sinéad Ní Fhlannagáin, de Valera, who was born in Balbriggan. It is appropriate that included in our seminar will be a talk, by local historian Micheál MacMathúna, on Sinéad Ní Fhlannagáin, her life in Balbriggan and her experience during 1916.
The Seminar will commence at 9.30 with registration and tea/coffee followed by three morning talks:
Bairbre Curtis - Fingal in 1916
Liz Darcy - Conserving an original 1916 Proclamation
Jimmy Wren - The 1916 GPO Garrison and the connection with the O'Tooles GAA Club
After a break for lunch the afternoon will continue at 2pm with:
Sean Collins- Observations from afar, the Easter Rising in Louth and Meath
Micheál MacMathúna - Sinéad Ní Fhlannagáin (Bean de Valera), daughter of Balbriggan and 1916
The day will conclude with readings of the Proclamation, and other 1916 related texts, by students from local Secondary Schools.
If you wish to attend what promises to be a hugely interesting Seminar please email [email protected] or ring 087/2061594 to book
The cost of the Seminar is €10 or €5 for OAPs. We would appreciate if you could book in advance so we have ideas of numbers but you can attend on the day if it isn't booked out. You can pay in advance at our next regular talk to secure your place, this is on Wednesday 27th April in the Town Hall at 8pm and is by local Historian Rory McKenna and about local man "Nicholas Rath, Albert Medal Recipient 1917 "