NEXT PUBLIC MEETING OF THE FOXROCK LOCAL HISTORY CLUB
This will be held in the Foxrock Parish Pastoral Centre @ 20:00 on Tuesday 17th October 2017 (Always the 3rd Tuesday of the month). We start with a short talk of 20 mins or so and then the main talk takes place.
Main Talk:- The Irish Boundary Commission of 1925
The Irish Boundary Commission was established under the terms of the Anglo Irish Treaty of 1921 to ‘determine in accordance with the wishes of the inhabitants so far as may be compatible with economic and geographical conditions the boundaries between Northern Ireland and the rest of Ireland’. In this talk the back ground to the setting up of the Commission will be reviewed. The operation of the commission and its findings will be discussed. The conclusion of the commission and its legacy will also be examined. These interesting times will be discussed with the help of photographs, maps, quotations and contemporary cartoons to help us understand how events unfolded.
By Declan Ryan
Short Talk:- Viking influences around us
From placenames to peoples names, grave stones in the area and other items of historic value left by the Vikings, there is a lot the Viking influences in our area. Brian has studied this subject and he always gives a great talk with some new facts and a few surprises.
By Brian Mac Aongusa
Our lectures end with an opportunity to question our speakers, then this is followed by a vote of thanks. Afterwards a cup of tea is served to allow you discuss on the topic with the speaker if you were too shy to ask questions in public. Please note we have to vacate the premises before 22:00.
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