Thu, 08/12/2022 from 10:30 - 11:30 in Delgany Golf ClubIsabel is a well known travel writer, writing for numerous papers, featuring on radio, and has travelled extensively all over the globe, writing about her various itineraries in far flung places. Isabel started out working as a newspaper reporter for the Irish Press and since its folding, in 1979, has been writing as a freelance journalist on various topics, but her preference was always as a travel writer. She writes extensively on travel for the Sunday Business Post and the Sunday Times, as well as appearing occasionally on World Report, on RTE Radio 1, on Sunday mornings, just before John Bowman. Isabel has won many awards for her writing, which is vivid, humerous and very descriptive. She was inspired by the great travel writer Dervla Murphy whom she has met and admired. Isabel will talk on the merits of solo travel and would welcome audience participation and is looking forward to an interactive talk.
Thu, 15/12/2022 from 10:30 - 11:30 in Delgany Golf ClubCarmen is the niece of the famous singer Delia Murphy, and will be speaking about Delia and her wonderful singing. Carmen is very accomplished and has had seven books published to date. She published her first book of poetry in 1983. She is also a poetess and singer, having toured Ireland UK and USA with her shows. Carmen was Head of English in Cholaiste Dhulaigh, Coolock, Dublin, for 20 years. She was Director of the Oscar Wilde autumn School in Bray from 2000 to 2005. She has an MA in creative writing from TCD and is currently preparing children's poetry videos for use in schools.
Thu, 12/01/2023 from 10:30 - 12:30 in Delgany Golf ClubLouis O'Byrne will give a talk on Bank note printing. More details to follow.
Thu, 26/01/2023 from 10:30 - 12:30 in Delgany Golf ClubRosemarie Devereux will speak on the interesting subject of Women in Art. For many hundreds of years, women have been airbrushed from the world of painting and this talk by Rosemarie will give you a flavour of the wonderful oeuvres by women artists down through the ages. Rosemarie is a freelance art historian. She has a B.A. and Masters in Art History from UCD. She gives courses in Art History at the National Gallery of Ireland and the Whale Theatre in Greystones.
Thu, 09/02/2023 from 10:30 - 12:30 in Delgany Golf ClubPaul is the author of 7 books. He has written "Lethal Cargo", "On a Wing and a Prayer".... Egypt in 18 days, and several other works. Paul was born in Dublin in 1950 and worked in the Department of Justice. He served in the Irish Army Reserve. He has travelled widely and draws on his experience in his writing. He is married with three boys and and divides his time between Dublin Marbella and Athens.
Thu, 23/02/2023 from 10:30 - 12:30 in Delgany Golf ClubIt will be exciting to hear from a representative of Codling Wind Farm.... name to be confirmed. Wind Farming is very much to the fore these days with the cost of fossil fuels and the climate change, so this subject is very moot at the moment and this talk will be of interest to you all.
Thu, 09/03/2023 from 10:30 - 12:30 in Delgany Golf ClubPatrick Cafferky has negotiated the difficult journey of port pilot in Dublin for 25 years. This work involves a lot of agility and a certain amount of danger, negotiating difficult seas in stormy conditions. Patrick went to sea in 1973 as a cadet with Irish Shipping, passed his exams, and spent 20 years sailing the world on cargo ships, rising to the rank of Captain. He was a Captain for 10 years when he was offered the job with Dublin Port as Pilot and seized this exciting opportunity.
Thu, 23/03/2023 from 10:30 - 12:30 in Delgany Golf ClubMarch McMenamin is a documentary maker and teacher originally from Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal. He holds an MA in History and a PGDE in education from NUI Galway. He teaches at present in Oaklands Community College, Edenderry Co. Offaly. He also occasionally works as a reporter for RTE's The History Show. He has worked as Researcher and Assistant Producer on a number of documentaries. Marc enjoys swimming and cycling. In his talk, entitled "The Custom of the Sea", we shall hear of the terrible and macabre happenings on board the ship, The Francis Spaight, that went adrift in freezing winter conditions, when the sailors had no food or water, in the middle of the Atlantic. Be prepared for some scary and bizarre happenings and revelations!
Thu, 13/04/2023 from 10:30 - 12:30 in Delgany Golf ClubMary O'Brien compiles the Irish Crosswords and Mary will speak to us about the facinating and captivating world of crosswords.
Thu, 27/04/2023 from 10:30 - 12:30 in Delgany Golf ClubCarmel enjoys hill walking and is a member of Greystones U3A Group. She will bring the geography of Wicklow to us and demonstrate with some equipment the joys of hill walking along Wicklow's many attractive routes.
Thu, 11/05/2023 from 10:30 - 12:30 in Delgany Golf ClubSome aspects of Chinese medicine.
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