Shackleton

“Men wanted for hazardous journey. Low wages, bitter cold… safe return doubtful.” Shackleton tells the story of the sinking of the ship Endurance on the Antarctic’s icy Weddell Sea in 1916, and the subsequent escape of the Irish expedition leader Ernest Shackleton and his crew from the Antarctic over a…

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Some upcoming events

(1) Naas Community Library Presents ‘God, Honour, Country.’ The Polish 2nd Corps at the Battle of Monte Cassino, 1944. Tuesday 27 August 7.00pm To commemorate the 75th Anniversary, historian James Durney will give an illustrated talk on the Polish 2nd Corps at the Battle of Monte Cassino in 1944. This…

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‘The Great Escaper. Flight Lt. Mike Casey and the Rathangan connection’ – Rathangan Local History Group, Wednesday 20th March

Rathangan Local History Group – ‘The Great Escaper. Flight Lt. Mike Casey and the Rathangan connection.‘  – a talk by James Durney (CKAS Council Member), historian with Kildare Arts and Library Service,on Wednesday March 20th at 8pm in the Old Schoolhouse Rathangan. The Great Escape is an iconic film loosely based on…

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Federation of Local History Societies events around the country during 2018

(1)  Co Cork – Cloyne Literary & Historical Society – Events https://gallery.mailchimp.com/e5e3dfd4c12216d7e548edf06/files/0ee11e55-2b72-4a0e-a94c-b873d4a569bb/EventsJan2019.docx (2)  Co.Dublin – Clondalkin Historical Society – Talk https://gallery.mailchimp.com/e5e3dfd4c12216d7e548edf06/files/a9675562-6bfa-4c75-bf00-48af45e13b13/Scan0099.pdf (3)   Co.Cork – Bishopstown Historical Society –  Talk  see link below https://gallery.mailchimp.com/e5e3dfd4c12216d7e548edf06/files/cc6821e8-44c2-400b-946d-7dd66d5fbb02/Historical_Soc_Jan_2019.pdf (4)  Holyhead Maritime Museum – Blog Barry Hillier of Holyhead Maritime Museum asked me to bring a…

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Book Launch – “The letters of Katherine Conolly” edited by Marie-Louise Jennings & Gabrielle M Ashford

The Chair and Members of the Irish Manuscripts Commission cordially invite you to the launch of “The Letters of Katherine Conolly” on Thursday 6 December 2018 at 5.30 pm in No. 45 Merrion Square, Dublin 2 RSVP admin@irishmanuscripts.ie or call 01-676 1610 During her long life of ninety years, Katherine…

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Book Launch – “Colonising A Royal Landscape – The history and archaeology of a medieval village at Mullamast, County Kildare”

Transport Infrastructure Ireland and Kildare County Council cordially invite members of the Kildare Archaeological Society to a book and audio-book launch on Thursday 6th December at 5pm in the The Tanyard, Ballitore, County Kildare. Mr Michael Nolan, Chief Executive of Transport Infrastructure Ireland and Mr Peter Carey, Chief Executive of…

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