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It would greatly facilitate keeping the list up to date and relevant, if contributor’s would add

a ‘valid until date

 at the end of their title rather than inside their hyperlinks

 

As usual any information you wish to have displayed here should be sent to Larry Breen PRO Federation of Local History Societies.  email larrybreen8@outlook.com

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(1)  NOTICE FOR MEMBERS  – IMPORTANT !!!

This notice is for members or anyone who may have reason to engage in payment to the Federation by Cheque,
We are experiencing trouble with cheques that are not properly filled in and are having in instances to return cheques to the bank, this is frustrating and makes things difficult,

We would ask anyone sending cheques to the Federation to bear this in mind ,

We would appreciate it if you would adhere to the guidelines below ,
This will make it easier for everyone.

  1. FLHS as the payee, will NOT be accepted by AIB Bank –it must be the full title –Federation of Local History Societies.
  2. Amount must be filled in both in writing and in legible figures.
  3. Please write clearly and legibly.
  4. Ensure your signature does not go below the line in the cheque .

Appreciate your help and take care
Larry

(1)  A conservation Conversation – Revealing the Invisible

see link below

https://mcusercontent.com/e5e3dfd4c12216d7e548edf06/files/cf4893c7-c558-7a54-c24f-a2e288392611/Conservation.pdf

(2)  Co Cork  –  Kinsale Cultural & Heritage Society

see link below

https://mcusercontent.com/e5e3dfd4c12216d7e548edf06/files/93665182-cc2c-07a2-0a58-7b45aef55ab9/West_Cork_History_Societies_Association_18_02_2024_02_03_2024.pdf

also
Lecture  – Ballintubber

Fergal Brown is set to unveil one of the lost treasures of the South County, the Mansion of Ballintubber. Having spent many years seeking pictures of the ‘Big House’ that was knocked in the 1940s, Fergal has now obtained photographs of the house, which is now a long-forgotten memory. If you’d like to learn more about the story of Ballintubber House, Fergal, Secretary of, Kinsale Cultural and Heritage Society, will deliver the talk in Riverstick Community Centre on Sunday, February 25th at 2.30, in Riverstick Community Centre

(3)  Co Cork  –  Cork Heritage Update  –  February 2024

see link below

https://mcusercontent.com/e5e3dfd4c12216d7e548edf06/files/17ecfb65-fb91-3bd5-0778-7f89df8b9b77/Cork_Heritage_update_2024.pdf

(4)  UK  – Ian Jelf  Virtual  Tours

see link below

https://mcusercontent.com/e5e3dfd4c12216d7e548edf06/files/95ebbbab-cbd8-46f9-e587-ae4b4eee3330/Ian_jelf_brid.pdf

(5)  Co Mayo  – Cong Moytura Heritage Society  – Talk

Our first Cong Moytura Heritage Society’s 2024 Spring Talks Series is on Thursday 29 February at 8pm in St. Mary’s Church of Ireland, Cong (F31 DW65).
The talk entitled THE TWO CHURCH OF IRELAND PARISH CHURCHES, CONG will be by Brigid Clesham.

Admission to the talk is free of charge and all are welcome to attend. Refreshments will be served..

There is a poster attached for the talk and we would appreciate it if you can include it in your weekly FLHS newsletter and  if you can forward this email notification to anyone you think may be interested in the talk.

See link below

https://mcusercontent.com/e5e3dfd4c12216d7e548edf06/files/47fbdecf-4249-99e8-fc1b-210a1697b831/20240229_The_Two_Church_of_Ireland_Parish_Churches_Cong_Poster.pdf

(6)  Co Kildare  — New book  – The Foxhunter

see links below

https://mcusercontent.com/e5e3dfd4c12216d7e548edf06/files/b21e0661-cd9e-b3ef-670e-943892377afa/Press_Release_Media_Pitch_TheFoxhunter_2_.docx

https://drandrewrynne.com/

(7)  Co Tipperary  –  Lorrha & Dorrha Historical Society  –  Talk

Lorrha & Dorrha Historical Society are delighted to announce that Gerard O’Meara will present his talk ‘Lorrha Connections – stories of the Bulfin & Hoctor familes and Dan Breen’.
This multi-faceted presentation will initially look at the Bulfin family and particularly Frank Bulfin who served as TD for Sinn Féin and Cumann na nGaedhael from 1921-27.  After his political career, Frank lived at Corrigeen House, Rathcabbin.  He later sold this to the Michael Hoctor who married Chrissie Slevin of Kilregane. They  later sold the house and moved to Nenagh. They reared four daughters, in which Maire entered politics and served as TD for the Fianna Fáil party from 2002 to 2011.  The last facet of the talk will look at Dan Breen’s stay in Lorrha and its consequences.

Date: Friday 23rd February @8pm
Venue: The Friar’s Tavern, Lorrha E45 V651
Admission: €5
No booking required

see link below

https://mcusercontent.com/e5e3dfd4c12216d7e548edf06/images/f18f3ab1-3057-128d-d574-7f53f4d105d6.jpg

 

 

(1)  Co Cork  –  Carrigtowhill Historical Society

see link below

https://mcusercontent.com/e5e3dfd4c12216d7e548edf06/files/9ad6e7ba-e86b-f569-212d-c1220a9e21e2/Carrigtowhill_Hay.pdf

(2)  Co Clare  – Ennis Book Club

see link below

https://mcusercontent.com/e5e3dfd4c12216d7e548edf06/files/d0faa398-cbef-af3f-9b16-01bc984312da/Ennis_book_Club_Pol.pdf

(3)  Merrion Press  –  New Publication

see link Below

https://mcusercontent.com/e5e3dfd4c12216d7e548edf06/files/f762257e-562f-489c-0f8a-da483917e173/Merrion_Press_X1.pdf

(4)  Co Kildare  –  Heritage News February

see link below

https://mcusercontent.com/e5e3dfd4c12216d7e548edf06/files/92116d3c-db1e-6fba-ffd6-2786f884f8dd/Heritage_News_Bridget.pdf

(5)  Friends of the National Collection of Ireland

see link below

https://mcusercontent.com/e5e3dfd4c12216d7e548edf06/files/1f52c783-6ea6-5745-4f6d-aa4974d53193/FNCI_Countrywide_Centenary_Programme_February_2024.docx

(6)  Co Galway  –  New Records released on line

see link below

https://mcusercontent.com/e5e3dfd4c12216d7e548edf06/files/8f6cc7d2-3665-4764-448c-19ed72896553/Ita_Gordon_W.pdf

(7)  Co Cork  – Duchas Clonakilty  – Lecture

see link below

https://mcusercontent.com/e5e3dfd4c12216d7e548edf06/files/21ce5006-ad18-949b-3a7d-8e00745280f5/History_Irish_Whiskey.pdf

(8)  Co Donegal  –  Micheál ó Cléirigh Summer School
A Chairde

Advance Notice – Mícheál Ó Cléirigh Summer School 2024

 

The 2024 Mícheál Ó Cléirigh Summer School will take place in

Rossnowlagh over the weekend Friday 10th to Sunday 12th May.

The theme for the 10th Summer School is the interesting, insightful and often humorous

topic of ‘Words, Language and Lore/ Focail, Teanga agus Seanchas’.

 

Find more information and updates visit our website:https://mocleirigh.ie/

 

We would appreciate your support in sharing information about this event.

Kind regards, Martina, Martina Needham

(9)  NI – Rippling Effects of the Great Famine Series 2

see link below

https://mcusercontent.com/e5e3dfd4c12216d7e548edf06/files/47dcaef0-4663-a096-ccce-074dd8d5b513/Rippling_Effects_Famine_w.pdf

(10)  Co Dublin  –  Foxrock History Club  –   Lecture

see link below

https://mcusercontent.com/e5e3dfd4c12216d7e548edf06/files/f6a2382f-2319-c184-5f7f-d935e6e32ee2/Foxrock_ASA.pdf

(11)  UK  –  On Line Virtual Tour – Escape of Charles II

Hi Folks, Larry here,  just letting you know that this may be of specific interest to some if not all.

The Federation UK trip this year is to the West Midlands and part of that trip will be to follow in the footsteps off this famous escape on a visit to Old Wolesley Hall.

Ian Jelf who is giving the virtual tour will also be our guide for the West Midlands Visit.

Promises to be a most interesting evening , Ian is an exceptional guide !!!

see booking link below

Also another reminder that I have a virtual “Escape of Charles II” tour online next Wednesday!

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-escape-of-charles-ii-a-virtual-online-tour-by-ian-jelf-tickets-787756249147?aff=ebdsoporgprofile

 

 

(1)   Co. Clare  – Ennis  Book Club Festival

see link below

https://mcusercontent.com/e5e3dfd4c12216d7e548edf06/files/00197a0a-f61e-d93f-4f41-bbab7baadf9b/Ennis_Book_club_.pdf

(2)  UK  –  Ian Jelf Virtual Tours

see link below

https://mcusercontent.com/e5e3dfd4c12216d7e548edf06/files/e19b9f5f-64b1-3d85-aee2-c44d8ec42609/Ian_Jelf_Easter.pdf

(3)  Merrion Press  – New Publication

see link below

https://mcusercontent.com/e5e3dfd4c12216d7e548edf06/files/23e5034f-f09e-26ba-6781-6e5a3568b6d4/Merrion_Press_BR.pdf

(4)  Co Galway  –  Book Launch – Operation of Irish house of Commons

see link below

https://mcusercontent.com/e5e3dfd4c12216d7e548edf06/files/a04fdfdd-d48e-73cd-a635-1f91d1b6d0ef/Irish_House_of_Commons.pdf

(5)  Dublin  –  50th Anniversary of Spanish Cultural Institute opening in 1974 

see links below

https://mcusercontent.com/e5e3dfd4c12216d7e548edf06/files/8252d580-919b-f4bd-7d88-b08a19dfa28e/Jose.pdf

https://mcusercontent.com/e5e3dfd4c12216d7e548edf06/files/c1c48b03-6513-2f55-6f3f-e146533199dc/Minister_opens_the_S.C.I._Dublin.01.pdf

 

(1)  Co Dublin  – Experience Glasnevin

see link below

https://mcusercontent.com/e5e3dfd4c12216d7e548edf06/files/a22d49fc-b3a4-2eb0-ae98-4a03381c52a9/Glasnevin_aBC.pdf

(2)  Oral History Network Ireland  – Calendar of Events – 2024 

see link below

https://mcusercontent.com/e5e3dfd4c12216d7e548edf06/files/00b8dffb-244b-613a-0ba7-4778911c65e2/Oral_history_Ireland_Feb.pdf

(3)  Co Kildare  –  Book launch  – Rebel Hearts

see link below

https://mcusercontent.com/e5e3dfd4c12216d7e548edf06/files/e43698fb-22e6-7d29-0fe1-d5378c5470be/Rebel_Hearts.pdf

(4)  Co Galway  –  Various Events

(1) Tour Guides

https://mcusercontent.com/e5e3dfd4c12216d7e548edf06/files/21ee5ec4-9b1e-960c-f098-4625d45177a9/Tour_guides_2024.docx

(2)  Creative Ireland Bursary Information Sessions

If you would like to register for the 6pm session on Thursday the 8th then please click here
Or if you would prefer the 1pm session on Wednesday the 14th then please click here

If you want to have a look at the application and guidelines and even make a start then you can find them here under Creative Communities
Galway County Council (submit.com)

(3)  Galway County Council’s Community Support Schemes 2024

Closing Date is Tuesday 20th February 2024

Applications are invited from Community and Voluntary “not for profit” Groups for funding towards activities and events which benefit local communities throughout the County under the following Support Schemes:
·        Support Scheme for Economic Development: to support Community-Based Tourism – Festivals and Participative Events, and Economic Development Initiatives.
·        Support Scheme for Community Development: to support Community-Owned Buildings, Community-Owned Amenities and Public Spaces.
·        Support Scheme for Cultural Development: to support Arts Act Grants, Heritage Grants, and Activities to promote the Irish Language.
Applicants may submit a maximum of 1 application per Support Scheme.
Applicants must complete the online form and submit supporting documentation on or before the closing date.
Community Support Scheme Guidelines 2024
Galway County Council (submit.com)

 

1)  Merrion Press  –  New Publications

see links below

https://mcusercontent.com/e5e3dfd4c12216d7e548edf06/files/44ae40d3-09c4-fb5c-43f7-6c53a942bbe7/Merrion_press_Lar.pdf

https://mcusercontent.com/e5e3dfd4c12216d7e548edf06/files/41361d9a-683d-63b4-8876-c601c6d032f1/Merrion_Press_AE.pdf

(2)  Co Cork  – West Cork History Societies  – Events

see link below

https://mcusercontent.com/e5e3dfd4c12216d7e548edf06/files/10cf3c31-4e67-ff30-84f8-267da359bc43/West_Cork_History_Societies_Association_04_02_2024_17_02_2024.pdf

(3)  Co Limerick  –  Friar’s Gate Theatre

see link below

https://mcusercontent.com/e5e3dfd4c12216d7e548edf06/files/2d3c4b0a-d293-8544-2e60-90ea45bc8319/Friars_gate_Programme.pdf

(4)  Co Waterford  –  Johnstown Castle

see link below

https://mcusercontent.com/e5e3dfd4c12216d7e548edf06/files/efe5584b-f369-1c10-18ea-0dbff0334f1a/Johnstown_Castle_Q.pdf

(5)  Co Wicklow  –  Genealogy  Workshop

See link below

https://mcusercontent.com/e5e3dfd4c12216d7e548edf06/files/ecd60f52-94da-8a96-a93c-710618c7fb29/FOLHS_Ballywaltrim_Library_lecture_10022024.doc

(6)  Co Wicklow  –  Enniskerry Library Lecture

see link below

https://mcusercontent.com/e5e3dfd4c12216d7e548edf06/files/d8532c15-772d-0ec0-5f78-6ff4a7bda700/FOLHS_Enniskerry_Library_lecture_16022024.doc

(7)  Co Wicklow  –  Wicklow Town Library Lecture

see link below

https://mcusercontent.com/e5e3dfd4c12216d7e548edf06/files/9bd7ccda-d370-b65c-be27-b9cbf676eb63/FOLHS_Wicklow_Town_Library_lecture_15022024.doc

(8)  Co Dublin  –  Illustrated Talk 

see link below

https://mcusercontent.com/e5e3dfd4c12216d7e548edf06/_compresseds/5e885c7b-6a2c-ce46-b39b-c3d7eabf84e1.jpg

(9)   Co Dublin  – Old Dublin Society  – Spring Lectures

see link below

https://mcusercontent.com/e5e3dfd4c12216d7e548edf06/files/78f7be90-1b07-5cf9-368f-4151d98a52e9/ODS_Spring_2024_Programme.doc

(10)  Co Wicklow  –  Bray Cualann Historical Society 

see link below

https://mcusercontent.com/e5e3dfd4c12216d7e548edf06/files/65b02500-e4d9-1ddd-65d2-158058f01e6f/FOLHS_BCHS_lecture_15022024.doc

(1)  Co Cork  –  Kinsale Cultural & Heritage Society

see link below

https://mcusercontent.com/e5e3dfd4c12216d7e548edf06/files/c235112f-4b4a-8fe9-f729-e4cb775b7ff9/Ballintober_Poster.01.pdf

(2)  Co Kildare  – World Wetlands Day

see link below

https://mcusercontent.com/e5e3dfd4c12216d7e548edf06/files/a9a1f59f-5098-2b27-bdfb-6eabd488deb1/World_Wetlands.pdf

(3)  AE Russell Appreciation Society  – Zoom  – Literary friends

see link below

https://mcusercontent.com/e5e3dfd4c12216d7e548edf06/files/b4767a05-6fb3-292d-1e8b-8a7ce869af6c/Jimmy_Conway.pdf

(4)  Co Roscommon  – Tulsk History Society  – Quiz night – 2024

see link below

https://mcusercontent.com/e5e3dfd4c12216d7e548edf06/files/b27d492a-6faf-5546-568a-dcd71596fbcd/Quiz_night.pdf

(4)  UK  – Ian Jelf –Virtual Tours

see link below

https://mcusercontent.com/e5e3dfd4c12216d7e548edf06/files/4a4c6769-e34f-9863-6951-b108d7022456/Ian_jelf_rose.pdf

FLHS on Facebook
FLHS Website
FLHS on Facebook
FLHS Website

 

(1)  NI – Rippling Effects of the Great Irish Famine – Free On-Line Lecture Series

see link below

https://mcusercontent.com/e5e3dfd4c12216d7e548edf06/files/1d441b26-ea26-86f6-a9e2-6b628f4d49b9/3957._GREAT_FAMINE_LECTURE_SERIES_2024_FLYER.pdf

I am pleased to inform you that Councils next FREE online lecture series on the “Rippling Effects of The Great Irish Famine” will commence 15th February at 7pm (GMT).

For further information please visit www.armaghbanbridgecraigavon.gov.uk/famine/

Please note:  As you had registered for our last lecture series, I have automatically registered you for this forthcoming series.  You do not have to re-register.  If you would prefer to unregister, please email me directly so I can remove your details.

A reminder of the first lecture with accompanying Zoom link will be sent my email 13th February.

Regards,
Dolores

Dolores Donnelly | Community Development Officer

Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council
Craigavon Civic and Conference Centre | Lakeview Road | Craigavon | Co. Armagh | BT64 1AL

direct: 0300 0300 900  | ext: 61816 | mobile: 07920405865

(2)  Co Galway – Clarinbridge  –  Talk Postponed

see link below

https://mcusercontent.com/e5e3dfd4c12216d7e548edf06/files/24468047-bb4f-cdef-096c-68bee543ed41/HERITAGE_GROUP_TALK_POSTPONED_UNTIL_20th_FEB_2024__240123_135842.pdf

(3)  UK  – Ian Jelf – Virtual Tours

see link below

https://mcusercontent.com/e5e3dfd4c12216d7e548edf06/files/af154c5b-b2bc-8eb5-224e-c2e89da7f6ee/Ian_Jelf_ARM.pdf

NOTE !!!
Please note that Ian’s virtual Tour on 21st February – Escape of King Charles II – is about the escape of Charles II after the Battle of Worcester .
We will be visiting Moseley Old Hall and following the this story during our Federation UK Visit in June 2024 to the West Midlands/Black Country,
For anyone hoping to come with us on the trip this would be of interest.

(4)  Co Cork  – Duchas Clonakilty Heritage  – Lecture

Principal Houses in the Parish of Barryroe 18th – 20th Century
by
Margaret O’Dwyer
in
Clonakilty GAA Club, Ahamilla
on
Thurs Jan 25th 2024
at
8pm

Margaret O’Dwyer is an artist who lives at Broadstrand, Courtmacsherry, in the parish of Barryroe. A graduate of UCC, Margaret holds a degree in Art History and Archaeology and a Masters degree in Local History.

Teaching and painting at outdoor locations in the parish of Barryroe encouraged her interest in the history of local Big Houses and inspired her to document their history.

Her resulting book, “Principal Houses in the Parish of Barryroe 18th – 20th Century”  brims with colourful images, paintings, beautifully drafted maps, and photos of past events. Tracing the background of the resident families from the Norman Invasion to the present time, it provides a wonderful insight into the powerful families and dynasties in the parish since the Norman Invasion .

Margaret also holds a Diploma in music and is organist for her local church. A keen tennis player, she is a longtime member of Argideen Vale Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club.

see links below

https://mcusercontent.com/e5e3dfd4c12216d7e548edf06/images/a5ac3a01-68ee-391e-43ec-b593841637b3.jpg

https://mcusercontent.com/e5e3dfd4c12216d7e548edf06/images/c8f541e2-4c89-c163-7440-2ad8bd82c426.jpg

(5)  Co Galway  – Headford Lace Trail

see link below

https://mcusercontent.com/e5e3dfd4c12216d7e548edf06/files/64549f6d-af69-c082-b8da-b26b02b96fec/Headford_Lace_Trail.pdf
(1)  Co Roscommon – Rathcroghan Centre – Lecture Series

see link below

https://mcusercontent.com/e5e3dfd4c12216d7e548edf06/files/aef8bfd1-ac07-4059-6a0c-fc2711e38cc5/Rathcroghan_Centre_.pdf

(2)  Co Clare  –  Oral History Walks -Talking Landscapes

see link below

https://mcusercontent.com/e5e3dfd4c12216d7e548edf06/files/f40d6eed-c145-dc75-1441-de64d88cdadc/Oral_history_walks.pdf

(3)  Co Galway  – Clarinbridge Heritage Walk

see link below

https://mcusercontent.com/e5e3dfd4c12216d7e548edf06/images/a2390836-8eff-6ea2-aa6b-597f413e3bd2.jpg

(4)  Co Tipperary –  Lorrha & Dorrha Historical Society  –  Lecture

Lorrha & Dorrha Historical Society are delighted to announce their first lecture of 2024. John Connors will present a talk based on his recently published book ‘Dan Breen, The Man behind the Myth’. Whilst many are aware of Dan Breen as a public figure, this talk looks at the personal life of Dan Breen. John makes  references to  new sources he discovered. This will be a very interesting and informative talk.
John’s book will be available for sale on the night.

Date & time: January 26th @8pm
Venue: ‘The Shed’ at ‘The Friar’s Tavern, Lorrha
Admission: €5, no booking required
Inquires: 087 2031798 / 086 3308172

(5)  Co Tipperary  – Tipperary Libraries  – Lecture Series

see link below

https://mcusercontent.com/e5e3dfd4c12216d7e548edf06/files/dda68c21-2023-3a09-32a6-5e04073f2a1a/Tipperary_People_and_Places_Lecture_Series_January_2024_.docx

(6)  National Heritage Week

see link below

https://mcusercontent.com/e5e3dfd4c12216d7e548edf06/files/279a9a8c-d6f6-0494-7449-38d8e45ea476/National_heritage_week_24.pdf

(7)  Co Galway  – Community Support Schemes – 2024

see link below

https://mcusercontent.com/e5e3dfd4c12216d7e548edf06/files/bf4324fe-17a0-4a29-6343-056fbb912786/Community_Grants_Galway.02.pdf

 

cie(1)  Irish Labour History Soty

(1)   Co Antrim  –  Carrickfergus Historical Society – AGM

Happy New Year everyone!
Just a reminder that our AGM will take place on Wednesday 31st January. The purpose of the AGM is to receive reports from the officers of the Society and elect office bearers and Committee members for the new session. We’d also like to remind people that memberships are due for renewal at £10.
Following the meeting we have invited Helen Johnston, who currently works as a Museum Assistant at Carrickfergus Museum, to speak to us about her Phd research on fraternal regalia. Helen is working on an exhibition on this topic which is due to open in April at the museum. She will be looking at why it is used and what stories it can tell us of migration, local and global production, gender roles and identity.
Cost: Members £2; Non-Members £3

see link below

https://mcusercontent.com/e5e3dfd4c12216d7e548edf06/files/89a9a728-8f37-1bb2-aec5-07fdc1e15368/Bound_by_Threads.docx

(2)  Co Clare  –  Ennis Book Club

see link below

https://mcusercontent.com/e5e3dfd4c12216d7e548edf06/files/591248c4-71d1-3d03-fc90-63323e2f340e/Ennis_Book_Club_HAP.pdf

(3)  Co Tipperary  – Bournea Reaching Out – Lecture

see link below

https://mcusercontent.com/e5e3dfd4c12216d7e548edf06/images/73d68267-750e-6148-6dde-f377be4d93ab.jpg

(4)  Merrion Press –  New Publications

see link below

https://mcusercontent.com/e5e3dfd4c12216d7e548edf06/files/37c7778d-a93b-6ea7-04d3-0e3685110ab9/Merrion_Press_JOE.pdf

 

(6)  Co Galway  –  Community Grant Scheme 2024

see link below

https://mcusercontent.com/e5e3dfd4c12216d7e548edf06/files/bd884204-29ec-43a1-dc1e-c0ca0c29f78c/Community_Grants_Galway.01.pdf

FLHS on Facebook
FLHS Website

see link below

https://mcusercontent.com/e5e3dfd4c12216d7e548edf06/files/66b4cf12-72ce-2645-f4ba-ab400af61658/Irish_Labour_History.01.pdf

(2)  Freeman’s Press – New Book  – St Brigid

see link below

https://mcusercontent.com/e5e3dfd4c12216d7e548edf06/files/2dec579c-b8d0-fa26-cf17-8d5864f7b81a/Freeman_Saint_Brigid_flyer.pdf

(3)    Co Armagh – Dromore Diocesan Historical Society – Zoom Lecture

Monday 22nd January 2024: @7:30pm The Society will host an online lecture
by Geoff Cobb entitled “From Poverty to Power: the Irish in New York”.
We are delighted to welcome back our New York contributor, Geoff Cobb.
Geoff, the author of four books on Brooklyn history, and a 2021 publication
entitled, “The Irish in New York: Profiles of New Yorkers who have Shaped the
Empire State”, is vice president for local history for the New York Irish History
Round Table and a regular contributor to Irish America magazine.
The ZOOM room will open at 7:20pm. The talk will start at 7:30pm sharp.
A link to the talk can be obtained by e-mailing the Hon Secretary
goss.jjm@gmail.com and will be forwarded on Monday January 22 nd .
A Happy New Year to all

(4)  Co Wicklow  – Bray Cualann Historical Society  – AGM

see link below

https://mcusercontent.com/e5e3dfd4c12216d7e548edf06/files/c17907a3-a064-f46c-318e-fb3cc40ff34a/FOLHS_BCHS_lecture_18012024.doc

 

 

(1)   Local History News

see links below

https://mcusercontent.com/e5e3dfd4c12216d7e548edf06/files/4372136d-3137-c683-11e7-14ed88769931/FOLHS_Leinster_Motor_Racing.doc

https://mcusercontent.com/e5e3dfd4c12216d7e548edf06/files/1bed0de1-6f61-2d9a-8bcc-d7e0a04ab7bb/FOLHS_Local_History_News_Autumn_2023.doc

(2)  UK  –  Ian Jelf  – Tours

see link below

https://mcusercontent.com/e5e3dfd4c12216d7e548edf06/files/ccc5ca0a-4abe-d424-74fe-29993fd642e2/Ian_Jelf_Soc.pdf

(3)  Fiftieth Anniversary Opening Spanish Cultural Institute Dublin  

An interesting trip down Memory Lane

I am sending information about the the Fifty anniversary of the official opening of the Spanish Cultural Institute of Dublin, 11th February, 1974.
If you consider of interest,  I will be very grateful for its publication.
Happy New Year!
Regards,

It is perhaps surprising that we have had to wait until 1974 to witness the official opening of a Spanish Cultural Institute in Dublin.  The traditional links between Spain and Ireland have been so strong and enduring that one might have expected
Dublin to possess a Spanish Cultural Institute of very long standing.

In the past, Spain was a distant haven of hope for oppressed Irishmen and gave many thousands of them the opportunity fo make their way in life as free men.  It is fair to say that Ireland´s loss was Spain´s gain because those exiles were young, enterprising and courageous and made a significant contribution to the life of their adopted country.  They also helped to enhance the goodwill that existed between Spain and Ireland.

To-day, thanks to air transport , Spain is no longer a distant country. But it is more than ever a haven for Irish people who now annually enjoy the unfailing sunshine and hospitality of Spain. To-day too, many hundred of Spaniards come to Ireland. These are mostly young people who want to perfect their knowledge of English and who find Ireland the most congenial place to which to do so.  We are delighted to have these guests among us and, if our skies are not of the Mediterranean variety, we hope the warmth of our welcome will compensate to some extent for any deficiencies in our climate.  I am sure, however, that the visitors who come to improve their knowledge of the language derive incomparably more benefit from their stay, in terms of personal enrichment, than do the tourists who go abroad merely to soak up the sunshine.

I feel that the linguistic dimension is all-important in exchanges between our two countries because it provides direct access to the minds and hearts of the people.  Civilisations and cultures take on a profound new meaning when approached through the medium of the language which enshrine them.  I am very glad then, that the Spanish cultural Institute is providing courses in Spanish for Irish students. Contact with living Spanish, spoken by native Spaniards, is an invaluable experience for our people for, despite the widespread use of records and tapes, the disembodied voices on them can never have the same impact or provide the same motivation as the human presence

I hope the Institute will prosper and continue to bring the people of Spain and Ireland closer together in friendship, understanding and goodwill.  It is with the greatness pleasure that I now declare the Spanish Cultural Institute in Dublin formally open.

see link below

https://mcusercontent.com/e5e3dfd4c12216d7e548edf06/files/8cc6db75-b223-cf47-e930-2df03769dd46/Minister_opens_the_S.C.I._Dublin.pdf

(4)  Co Galway  –  Free Talks  – Mass Paths in Co Galway

see link below

https://mcusercontent.com/e5e3dfd4c12216d7e548edf06/files/46fb37e0-e6d4-e658-e503-f48e6ebbd5ab/Dr_Hilary_Bishop_PR.docx

(5)  Co Roscommon  – Tulsk History Society  – Newsletter

see link below

https://mcusercontent.com/e5e3dfd4c12216d7e548edf06/files/ffe25dfb-1eb0-a391-ffcd-7a651495d30e/Newsletter_No_11.pdf

 

FLHS on Facebook
FLHS Website

 

 

(2)  Co Wicklow – West Wicklow Historical Society  – Journal

 West Wicklow Historical Society – our latest journal

The society recently published Journal no.12 which runs to 200 pages and comprises nineteen articles on a broad range of topics

For more information or to purchase a copy of the journal see link below:

https://westwicklowhistoricalsociety.ie/journals/#journal-12

With seasons greetings from all at WWHS

(3)  The Strategic Archaeological  Research Framework project 

I am contacting you concerning a project I am currently working on at the Discovery Programme— Centre for Archaeology and Innovation Ireland. Beginning in January of this year, my colleague, Eimear Meegan, and I have been working towards the development of an all-island Strategic Archaeological Research Framework, which is aimed both at identifying future research questions and at fostering collaboration between the various communities and groups that are involved in the generation of archaeological and associated research.
Recognising the invaluable contribution that local societies/groups have made, and continue to make, in this area, we are keen to ensure that this contribution is fully acknowledged and represented in a review of archaeological research resources that we are currently undertaking. With this in mind, we are seeking to identify:

All relevant groups/societies that are currently active across the island.

All relevant groups/societies that produce a journal.

We would be most grateful if you could provide the above information as it relates to your local historical/archaeological society/group. For more details on the Research Frameworks project, please see the attached information sheet and, should you have any queries regarding the project, please do not hesitate to contact me.
We are looking forward to hearing from you.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us should you have any questions or comments.

Sincerely Yours   Tiziana Soverino.

see link below

https://mcusercontent.com/e5e3dfd4c12216d7e548edf06/files/592f4964-0ee4-55d0-0eaf-7edab02b9cd0/Reserach_Frameworks_Project_Info_Sheet_1_.pdf

(4)  Ennis Book Club Festival

see link below

https://mcusercontent.com/e5e3dfd4c12216d7e548edf06/files/255cefbc-72d4-8139-4d43-739d7ea0d6bc/Ennis_Book_Club_Dec_2023.pdf

(5)  Co Cork  –  Spring  Lane Traveler Heritage Web 

see link below

https://mcusercontent.com/e5e3dfd4c12216d7e548edf06/files/cf8c34e7-c270-207c-b86f-8ca371f03e51/Spring_Lane_Heritage.pdf

(6)   Co Cork  – Cork Heritage Update – Dec 2023

see link below

https://mcusercontent.com/e5e3dfd4c12216d7e548edf06/files/aee6b401-ad28-e53c-9e5d-5f101d549db4/Cork_Heritage_Update_Dec_2023.pdf

(1)  UK   –   Ian Jelf Tours

see link below

https://mcusercontent.com/e5e3dfd4c12216d7e548edf06/files/709bd5b6-238c-9f8e-32e6-6a43a4e20fbb/Ian_Jelf_CH.pdf

(2)  Co Dublin  – Dublin Cultural 

see link below

https://mcusercontent.com/e5e3dfd4c12216d7e548edf06/files/3917bcfd-beb4-89f9-0ce2-2aefc6344a91/Dublin_Cultural_1.pdf

 

(4)  Oral History Network Ireland 

see link below

https://mcusercontent.com/e5e3dfd4c12216d7e548edf06/files/e939a6c7-13f1-c314-e2a3-a28bc5304498/oral_History_network_Ireland_chris.pdf

(5)  Co Dublin  –  Exhibition Little Museum Dublin  –  Solidarity: The Dockers of Dublin Port

Dublin Port Company presents ‘Solidarity: The Dockers of Dublin Port’. Curated by the Little Museum of Dublin, ‘Solidarity’ is the first exhibition to be held in the recently restored and developed Substation on Alexandra Road, Dublin Port.

‘Solidarity’ explores the story of one of Dublin’s most fascinating industrial subcultures: the dockers. Their story is one of hardship but also one of great humour and resilience.

The exhibition covers a broad range of topics, from the nature of dock work and dockers’ social activities to the demise of this way of life following increased mechanisation and containerisation.

Some notable artefacts include a collection of dockers’ tools ranging from hooks to the number seven shovel used to unload coal. There are also memorabilia related to notable dockers including William Deans, the first person to be awarded two state awards for bravery, and Patrick Currie, a POW following the Battle of Singapore in 1942.

A collection of never-before-seen photos of dock work and port life from the 1950s and 1960s is also on view and will be of particular interest to guests. These photos derive from 35mm slides recently discovered in Dublin Port Company Archive.

You can read more about ‘Solidarity’ here: https://afloat.ie/port-news/dublin-port/item/61322-solidarity-the-dockers-of-dublin-port-launches-at-dublin-port

Promo video: https://youtu.be/G2a5mUHlWCM?feature=shared

‘Solidarity’ is open to the public Thursday to Sunday (inclusive), 11:30am–3:30pm, in the Substation on Alexandra Road, Dublin Port. The exhibition will run until early February 2024. Admission is free for all.

If your local historical society is interested in organising a tour of the exhibition, please contact Dr Daryl Hendley Rooney at daryl@littlemuseum.ie

Many thanks, Larry, for your support. Appreciate you sharing these details with members of the Federation of Local History Societies.

 

Kind regards,

Daryl

(6)  Co Antrim  –  Carrickfergus & District Historical Society  – AGM

see link below

https://mcusercontent.com/e5e3dfd4c12216d7e548edf06/files/9a3ceb13-71eb-4286-1604-977bdf099bf0/Big_Lamp_Oct_2023_2_.pdf

Please note that this mail includes information about eight separate events

(1)   Co Kildare – Heritage Seminar

see link below

https://mcusercontent.com/e5e3dfd4c12216d7e548edf06/files/0317d2ad-3b78-d1d3-a659-be523d70fe7e/bridget_loughlin_9.pdf

(2)  Co Tipperary  – Book Launch

see link below

https://mcusercontent.com/e5e3dfd4c12216d7e548edf06/images/26f4d3d9-567b-95c5-e69a-40816262b7bd.jpg

(3)  Co Cork  –  Duchas Clonakilty Heritage

 

 

(4)  UK  – Ian Jelf  –  Guided Tours

see link below

https://mcusercontent.com/e5e3dfd4c12216d7e548edf06/files/4ea61d56-9f55-20af-6079-a081e14c9cae/Ian_Jelf_Guided_Tours_October_2023.docx

 

 

(7)  Co  Cork  –  AGM  – Passage West Maritime Museum

see link Below

https://mcusercontent.com/e5e3dfd4c12216d7e548edf06/files/e0e16c11-377e-fcf1-d3f5-b51c4466f241/Museum_Gen._Comm_AGM_23.docx

(8)  Co Galway – Remembering Eileen Quinn – Poetry, Art ,History

see link below

https://mcusercontent.com/e5e3dfd4c12216d7e548edf06/files/1f136416-60de-4c46-57c3-0e3ff21b9673/Remembering_Eileen_Quinn_Event_29_November_2023.pdf

 

(1)  Merrion Press – Black Friday Sales
see link below
https://mcusercontent.com/e5e3dfd4c12216d7e548edf06/files/7913317c-801d-e2c7-ccb2-711c0d42f18e/Merrion_Press_Black_Friday.pdf

(2)  Co Dublin  – Glasnevin Women in History Tour

see link below

https://mcusercontent.com/e5e3dfd4c12216d7e548edf06/files/9231ea4e-6304-ee26-da15-0508c4bdf248/Glasnevin_Nov_23.pdf

 

(1)  Co Wexfod  – Christmas Johnstown Castle

see link below

https://mcusercontent.com/e5e3dfd4c12216d7e548edf06/files/9e515f44-0bcf-b145-17b9-8bc8bf81af4e/Johnstowwn_Castle.pdf

(2)   Waterways Ireland Community Grant Scheme 2024

see link below

https://mcusercontent.com/e5e3dfd4c12216d7e548edf06/files/1cb96ace-70e1-9c6c-f6a0-cb49d413e8e0/Waterways_ireland_2024.pdf

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(4)  Merrion Press  – New Publication – Leinster Rugby

see link below

https://mcusercontent.com/e5e3dfd4c12216d7e548edf06/files/eaf5ff2c-063e-2ca9-0d02-349e516e2882/Leinster_Rugby.pdf

(5)  Co Tipperary  –  Tipperary Cultural Films 

The film looks at the landscape and heritage of six sites within ten miles of Tipperary Town

see link below

https://youtu.be/KZpQ00pHIOE

(6)  Co Tipperary  – People & Places Lecture Series 

see link below

https://mcusercontent.com/e5e3dfd4c12216d7e548edf06/files/e8442c8c-f012-8cfd-5d22-7f95a2ea568a/Tipperary_People_and_Places_Lecture_Series_November_2023_.docx

 

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https://mcusercontent.com/e5e3dfd4c12216d7e548edf06/files/9b0e8f9e-452d-9d00-f02d-ae438b0d9543/Oral_history_network_Ireland_Nov_23.01.pdf

 

(3)  Co Offaly  – Offaly History

see link below

https://mcusercontent.com/e5e3dfd4c12216d7e548edf06/files/c773297c-681e-167a-1bd9-617447ed5664/Offaly_History.pdf

(4)  Co Roscommon – Tulsk History Society

see link below

https://mcusercontent.com/e5e3dfd4c12216d7e548edf06/files/e1f52fa2-e040-84f5-79fa-8783cd250988/Tulsk_Newsletter.pdf

(5)  Co Cork  –  Carrigtwohill Historical Society

see link below

https://mcusercontent.com/e5e3dfd4c12216d7e548edf06/files/49c254ea-faff-857b-860a-11084ca49c57/ballyadam_bridge.pdf