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Our next public meeting in the parish hall is on TUESDAY 19th March 2019 @ 20:00
MAIN TALK – THE LIFE AND TIMES OF ALFIE BYRNE
By TREVOR WHITE
Alfie Byrne is still a figure of legend in Dublin, where he was elected Lord Mayor ten times. He was also a TD and a Senator; and only a backroom deal prevented him from becoming the first President of Ireland in 1938. Rising from inner-city Dublin to become known as the ‘Lord Mayor of Ireland’, he was a truly remarkable figure.
Trevor White will tell the story of a man of many parts and contradictions. He was an urbane man of the world who left school at thirteen. He was a teetotal publican. He was a Parnellite who opposed violence, but he was sympathetic to the Easter rebels. His politics were fundamentally conservative, but he was deeply devoted to the poor of his native city.
This talk on Alfie Byrne is of an energetic young man who offered to lead his community and refused to stop governing for forty years. His ambition and charm won admirers in the great capitals of the world – and in the tenements of Ireland’s capital. At his best, he represented and encouraged a broader understanding of what it means to be Irish. And, through it all, he was a great personality, an embodiment of all that is best about Dublin.
SHORT TALK – THE MURDER OF THE McMAHON BROTHERS
By NORAH GLYNN
Hear of this brutal murder of an innocent family in Belfast in 1922 by an alleged RIC/RUC murder gang. Norah has a great insight to this family and the events leading up to this murder.
All our meetings are held in the Foxrock Pastoral Centre, which is at the junction of the N11 and Kill Lane. We meet on the third Tuesday of every month between September and May. The meetings start at 20:00 and firstly is a short talk of 20 to 25 mins. this is then followed by the main talk. After the talks there is an opportunity for questions and answers. Then after the vote of thanks, tea and biscuits are served and you can get a chance to meet the speakers and ask questions you may have.
Admission for members is Free.
Admission for Non- Members is EUR 5.00
MEMBERSHIP – Our Annual Membership is EUR 25.00 and this covers free admission to our eight meetings in the year ( Admission is EUR 5.00 for non-members per meeting). Also on our short outings members are free (Cost of EUR 5.00 for non-members per outing). Members also get first choice on our annual outing.
Membership renewal will start in September for 2019 if you wish to get in before the rush.