TITLE - Musical Miscellany
Leader - Eamonn O'Raghaillaigh

Thu, 13/04/2023 from 10:30 - 12:30 in Delgany Golf Club

Dear Members, As the speaker, selected to speak on the 23rd March 2023, Mr. Marc McMenamin, did not turn up for his talk on The Francis Spaight, Mary O'Brien has kindly agreed to step into the breach and speak on Life's Memoir instead. Eamonn O'Raghaillaigh, our Committee Treasurer, has also stepped into the breach to take Mary's place on the 13th April and play us some of his favourite musical pieces, so hence the title Musical Miscellany. Eamonn is Chairperson of the Greystones Musical Circle, a group of music enthusiasts, who meet on the first Wednesday of each month, 1st Floor, Greystones Library, at 7pm, to listen to our favourite pieces. Somebody each session is selected to present musical pieces of their choice. Eamonn presented a talk recently on some selected pieces and will now present them to us on the 13th April.
TITLE - Hill Walking
Leader - Carmel Shaw

Thu, 27/04/2023 from 10:30 - 12:30 in Delgany Golf Club

Carmel 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.
TITLE - Chinese Medicine
Leader - Ms. Bernadette Wade

Thu, 11/05/2023 from 10:30 - 12:30 in Delgany Golf Club

Some aspects of Chinese medicine.
TITLE - After the Ball
Leader - Frank Tracey

Thu, 25/05/2023 from 10:30 - 12:30 in Delgany Golf Club

Frank Tracy, will give a talk entitled "After the Ball", about the fall of the Anglo Irish, after the Civil War ended in Ireland in 1923
TITLE - John Hinde Postcards in Ireland
Leader - James Scannell

Thu, 22/06/2023 from 10:30 - 12:30 in Delgany Golf Club

In today's talk, historian James Scannell will talk and show the history of the postcard in Ireland, and in particular those postcards of John Hinde. This will be a nostalgic talk, as so many of us will remember these lovely colourful postcards of the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s and will bring us back to a different Ireland.
TITLE - The Statues and Sculptures of Dublin City
Leader - Neal Doherty

Thu, 14/09/2023 from 10:30 - 12:30 in Delgany Golf Club

Neal Doherty was born in Dublin and has an MBA from the Open University. After 37 years in the food business, he became a tourist guide and now works as a freelance tourist guide in French and English for various tour operators. As a guide, Neal has extensively researched many aspects of the history, heritage and inhabitants of Ireland. His book, entitled, The Complete Guide to the Statues and Sculptures of Dublin City is the end result of that research. We pass by the sculptures and statues in Dublin every day without knowing what is eally behind them or giving them a second thought-their sculptors, their erection dates, their symbolism, but most importantly why they were erected. His book is the result of two year's work.
TITLE - Dalkey Coastal Watchers
Leader - Des Burke-Kennedy

Thu, 28/09/2023 from 10:30 - 12:30 in Delgany Golf Club

Des Burke-Kennedy studied Business studies, Russian and Philosophy, in Trinity College Dublin. He has taken part in the Whitbred Round the World Yacht Race, Team Manager of the Red Arrow Motor Racing in the UK, he is a lifetime Honorary President of the Golden Falls Waterski Club, President of the Trinity Business Alumni 1991 and 1992 and Dalkey Tidy Towns Project management and social media management ongoing. He is the author of "Murder, Mutiny and the Muglins" which can be found on Amazon. Des will speak to us on Dalkey Coastal Watchers.
TITLE - Arklow Pottery
Leader - Rachel Linton

Thu, 12/10/2023 from 10:30 - 12:30 in Delgany Golf Club

Rachel, who has already spoken at another venue in Greystones, will give a delightful talk on the history of Arklow Pottery, now no longer with us. She will speak on the history of the pottery and why Arklow was chosen and the history of Arklow. Please feel free to bring in any old pieces of Arklow pottery you may have at home, and Rachel will be happy to identify them for you.
TITLE - Groundwater: Making the Invisible Visible. (A peronal View)
Leader - Bruce Misstear

Thu, 26/10/2023 from 10:30 - 12:30 in Delgany Golf Club

More on the subject to follow
TITLE - More than Ernest' Sister: The Life of Eleanor Hope Shackleton
Leader - Dr. Sharon Greene

Thu, 23/11/2023 from 10:30 - 12:30 in Delgany Golf Club

One of the Antarctic explorer's adoring eight sisters, Eleanor share more than initials with her famous brother. Training as a paediatric nurse and midwife at the beginning of the 20th Century, the story of her long career, which brought her from London to Canada ad the Western Front to Salonika, shows the extent of her humanity, concern for others under her care, and endurance in difficult circumstances. Dr. Sharon Greene is an archeologist and historian from Count Kildare, close to the birthplace of the explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton. Her ongoing research includes the lives and careers of the less famous, but equally interesting, Shackleton sisters. Sharon works for Abarta Heritage and id editor of Archeology Ireland magazine.

Print Date: 27 Mar 2023