Fingal Festival of History 2022

10th to 15th October 2022

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Welcome to Fingal’s sixth annual Festival of History which will run from Monday 10th to Saturday 15th October 2022 across a number of Fingal branches, and Swords Castle. After two years of online talks and events we can finally welcome back live audiences. Our programme this year is a celebration of the abundance of historians who live within Fingal and who have researched numerous facets of Fingal life.

This year’s programme features an excellent mix of local topics covering shipwrecks and rescues off Balbriggan shore, the two churches of St. Marnock’s, the Skerries Monument, Cricket in Fingal, Fingal 1922 and the life and death of Frank Lawless. Prisoners of War during World War Two as well as historic hillwalking routes in the footsteps of past warriors will also be discussed.

The festival will culminate on Saturday 15th October at Swords Castle with the History at the Castle Day incorporating history, music, and the visual arts. Donal Dineen’s film “Peace to the Ashes” which commemorates the funeral of Frank Lawless will also be screened.

Check out the full programme of events in the Fingal Festival of History brochure here.