OUR NEXT PUBLIC MEETING

 Our next public meeting in the Foxrock Church Parish Hall is on TUESDAY 17th September 2019 @ 20:00 

MAIN TALK – The story of Chief O’Neill & the saving of Irish Music 

By Harry Bradshaw

Hear the story of how Irish traditional music was rescued from America in the 1930s by Chief Francis O’Neill, of the the Chicago Police Force, who collected Irish music from the many exiles from Ireland living in America.  Francis O’Neill was originally from Bantry in Cork who emigrated to America and joined the Chicago Police Force rising to become Chief of the Force. O’Neill collected almost 3,000 tunes from Irish musicians in America and published these over the years.  Harry Bradshaw has collected recordings and film from the early recordings and cleaned these up removing scratches etc, Harry will play music clips, show stage clips from the period. Harry was involved in the setting up of the Irish Music Archives which is now the greatest repository of Irish Music in the world. This will be a most entertaining evening.  

 

SHORT TALK – The Shooting of the Murray Brothers at Stillorgan, 1922

By Jim Scannell

The Civil war was a dark period in Irish history, many of the events were not spoken of or the divisions these caused were not considered worth recording. Families were divided, the brutality of the events by Irishmen on Irishmen were too raw to be remembered. Now as the 100th anniversary of these tragic events are coming up, items are being recorded from various family sources, newspaper reports etc.  Jim has compiled from these sources local stories and events. This is one more of the local events  that happened in our area during the Civil War that Jim will talk about.  

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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

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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). Members also get first choice on our annual outing.  Membership  year is from January to December

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