A University of the Third Age Group
Future Events Programme

Sep

12

10:30

Poems for Autumn
Helen Harrison
Date:Thursday, September 12, 2024
Time:10:30 to 12:30
Place:Delgany Golf Club(map)

Helen is going to kick off our new term with some poetry about Autumn. Helen is a poet and has composed many lovely poems on the beautiful Irish landscape and will share with us her thoughts and images for Autumn



Sep

26

10:30

A History of Lemons Sweets
Cormac Moore
Date:Thursday, September 26, 2024
Time:10:30 to 12:30
Place:Delgany Golf Club(map)

We have all heard of Lemons sweets and I am sure this talk will bring back nostalgic images of times gone by when Christmas was not complete without a big box of Lemons sweets. Cormac will speak about the history of this famous firm of confectioners since the 19th Century, how it survived the Easter Rising on O'Connell Street and how it sadly had to go as its products were replaced by other types of confectionary in keeping with the demands and trends of the times.



Oct

10

10:30

Robert Emmet
Professor Patrick Geoghegan
Date:Thursday, October 10, 2024
Time:10:30 to 12:30
Place:Delgany Golf Club(map)

Professor Patrick Geoghegan is a lecturer in TCD and is an expert on the British-Irish relationship of the late 18th and 19th Centuries, as well as on the competing themes of constitutional nationalism and republicanism, so who better to speak of the rebellious and tragic Robert Emmet than he!

Prof Geoghegan has always been interested in the role of oratory in politcal debate and how oratory shaped political discourse. He has written an acclaimed two-volume study of Daniel O'Connell and his winning of Catholic Emancipation in 1829. He has also written on the Act of Union, and the attempts by Robert Emmet to overthrow that settlement.

A Vice President of the College Historical Society as well as a former gold medallist for oratory at the L&H, Professor Geoghegan has sered as a special advisor to the Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar, between 2017 and 2020.



Nov

14

10:30

CS Parnell
Dermot McGrath
Date:Thursday, November 14, 2024
Time:10:30 to 12:30
Place:Delgany Golf Club(map)

Dermot, who is retired as a Pharmaceutical Sales Representative, will speak on CS Parnell. Dermot studied Psychology at Dublin Business School, Georges Street in Dublin, finishing with a HETAC BA degree, followed by a further 2 years receiving certificate in Psychotherapy (2010-2012)

Dermot will speak on CS Parnell as follows:

1. Avondale House- the Home-History of Avondale

2. Story of John Henry (father) Delia Tudor Stewart (mother)

3. The Family Life at Avondale

4. Politics Home Rule League- Land Reform-Irish Land League

5. Story of Katherine Wood (Kitty O'Shea)

6. Parnell Legacy



Dec

12

10:30

What Wicklow's Older People's Council and Age Friendly Programmes can do for you.
Carina Harte and Marion Van der Wel
Date:Thursday, December 12, 2024
Time:10:30 to 12:30
Place:Delgany Golf Club(map)

Carina Harte is chairperson of Wicklow's Older People's Council (OPC) since May 2023. OPCs are representative groups of older people (over 55) who work together with key state and voluntary agencies to make Ireland and Wicklow a better place in which to grow old.

Carina will be joined by Marion Van der Wel, Wicklow Health Age Friendly Home Coordinator on 12-12-2024. Marion in her own work, carries out a needs assessment in people's homes to establish what supports are required to enable people to live independently in their own homes for as long as they can.

Carina Harte is Secretary of Delgany Commerce Council and is the Greystones Municipal District representative on the Public Partnership Network (PPN). Carina has worked as an economist on national economic financial and fiscal policies in the Central Bank of Ireland and HM Treasury in London. Her career as an economist in the public sector spanned over 30 years when she represented the Irish Central Bank and the British Government at EU and other international meetings.