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WINTER /SPRING PROGRAMME 2022


JUNE 11TH, SATURDAY – OUTING
Location: Athy Shackleton Museum
Leaving Knocklyon: 11 AM
Arriving Museum: 12:30 PM. Visit should take an hour and a half.
Then adjourn to a nearby restaurant
Further arrangements: To be announced.
Please keep an eye on your e-mail.

THE SHACKLETON MUSEUM
The Shackleton Museum has a permanent exhibition devoted to the polar explorer Ernest Shackleton. Highlights include an original sledge and harness from his Antarctic expeditions, a 15-foot model of Shackleton’s ship Endurance, an exhibition of unique Shackleton family photographs and an audio visual display featuring Frank Hurley’s original film footage of the Endurance expedition.

Image: Sir Ernest Shackleton

Short Introductory Video to the Athy Shackleton Museum

MAY 11TH, WEDNESDAY – TALK
Title ‘Howth Harbour’
Speaker: Rob Goodbody
Time: April 13th, 2022 @ 7:45 PM
Location: Iona Pastoral Centre

Boats in Howth harbour in summer, county Dublin, Ireland.
Source: wallsauce.com
Howth Harbour
Source: phoenixparkbikes.com

APRIL 13TH, WEDNESDAY – TALK
Title ‘Dalkey Island’
Speaker: Peadar Curran
Time: April 13th, 2022 @ 08:00 PM
Location: Iona Pastoral Centre

Dalkey Island
Source: Stephen Devine via Reddit.com
Dalkey Island Church
Source: Pat Cecchini via pinterest.com
Dalkey Island, Martello Tower & Goat Herd
Source: irishtimes.com
Dalkey Island Postcard
Source: postcardsireland.com

MARCH 9TH, WEDNESDAY – TALK
Title ‘Dublin Port’
Speaker: Cormac Lowth
Time: March 9th, 2022 @ 08:00 PM
Location: Iona Pastoral Centre
Notice: Please make a special effort to attend. We need 40 members at a meeting to cover the costs of the evening. Mask wearing optional. 

Dublin Port
Source: atlanticcities.eu
Map of Dublin Port 1943 – 1955
Source: dublinportarchive.com
History of Dublin Port
Source: dublinport.ie

FEBRUARY 9TH, WEDNESDAY – ZOOM MEETING
Title ‘From the Grand Canal to the Dodder’
Speaker: Beatrice Doran
Time: Feb. 9th, 2022 @ 08:00 PM
Location: Online Zoom Meeting

Beatrice Doran’s book is available in all bookshops and speaks about the eminent people who resided in the area between the Canal and the Dodder. I think you will enjoy this talk very much.
Aoife O’Tierney

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Click on the video below to see a recording of the Zoom event.

Zoom Recording

JANUARY 12TH, WEDNESDAY ZOOM MEETING
Title ‘Mapping Rathmines’
Speaker: Séamus Ó Maitiú
Time: Jan. 12th, 2022 @ 08:00 PM
Location: TBA
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Source: southdublinlibraries.ie

Knocklyon History Society – Zoom Meeting
Time:
Jan 12, 2022 08:00 PM Dublin

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Meeting ID: 868 5230 4099
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Knocklyon History Society Presentation to the Carmelites.
Thursday 6th January 2022
Photos courtesy of Gerry Hoey

CLICK ON ANY IMAGE TO ENLARGE.
(1) Fr. Martin, Fr. Joe and Fr. Fintan.
(2) The Presentation (amalgamated images).

Comment via Aoife O’Tierney, KHS committee.

Five members of the committee met the three Carmelites on Thursday morning. It was a very pleasant occasion, even if bitter sweet.  We wished them well in their new appointments and recalled the help they had given to the History society on many occasions. Sheila then unveiled the picture, and each of the priests was presented with a copy, and the display one we hope to have in the Iona Centre in due course.

The priests were also presented with three copies each of our latest publications.  Father Martin thanked the group and stated that he always found it an easy group to deal with.

Thanks  to Gerry Hoey for organising the presentation and to Lynda and Clarinda who looked after the teas and coffees. June also joined us as she has given considerable help from time to time.
Aofie


KHS Meetings: September – December 2021

POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
NOVEMBER 10TH, WEDNESDAY IONA PASTORAL CENTRE
Topic: St Colmcille
Speaker: Fr. Jimmy Murray
Time: Nov. 10th, 2021 08:00 PM
N.B. Members Only Meeting
Location: Iona Pastoral Centre, Idrone Avenue, Knocklyon, Dublin 16.
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This year commemorates the 1500th anniversary of the birth of St Colmcille at Gartan in County Donegal in 521. The lecturer is Fr Jimmy Murray O.Carm,  a former parish priest of St Colmcille’s Parish, Knocklyon.
Beidh fáilte roimhe,
Aoife O’Tierney

CLICK ON ANY IMAGE TO OPEN A GALLERY.


OCTOBER 13 WEDNESDAY IONA PASTORAL CENTRE
Topic: The Poddle: A Legendary Watercourse
Speaker: Catherine Scuffil
Time: Oct. 13th, 2021 08:00 PM
N.B. Members Only Meeting
Location: Iona Pastoral Centre, Idrone Avenue, Knocklyon, Dublin 16.
View location & map.

Catherine Scuffil

Please see a notice below from Aoife O’Tierney’s e-mail of 30th Sept. regarding numbers allowed to attend.


Dear Members,
The committee met yesterday . Among items for discussion was how best to have 40 members at the next talk. It was decided to have a booking system. Booking will open tomorrow 1 October. Please let me know by email, text or phone if you wish to attend. When the number of positive responses is 40 it will be considered booked out. We are doing it this way so that nobody will arrive at the Iona Centre and not be admitted. No non- members will be admitted and admission fee remains at €3.00

Please wear masks when circulating in the building, when seated they can be removed. Vaccination cert will need to be shown  and we will keep a register of attendance.I hope all these precautions will have you at ease to enjoy the talk.There will be no tea or coffee served after the talk – just this time around.

All going well restrictions will be considerably less at the following meetings.
Don’t forget the A.G.M. starts at 7.30 p.m. sharp. 


Poddle River from Tymon Source
Image: wikimedia.org
The Stone Boat, where the City Watercourse Separates.
Image: geograph.org.uk

DECEMBER 8 WEDNESDAY
A True Dubliner: Father John Spratt  1796 – 1871
Speaker:  Fergus D’Arcy, Professor Emeritus, UCD


– PREVIOUS MEETINGS –

SEPTEMBER 8 WEDNESDAY
The Truce   11 JULY  1921
Speaker: Pádraig Ó Ruairc,  author of publication on this subject.

KHS: Zoom meeting.

Topic: ‘The Truce – 11th July 1921’
Speaker: Pádraig Óg Ó’Ruairc, author of ’Truce’
Time: Sep 8, 2021 08:00 PM Dublin

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Meeting ID: 815 4084 7042
Passcode: 161334


KHS Poster courtesy of Gerry Hoey


PODDLE WALK

KHS Members walking along the Poddle in Tymon Park – Wednesday 21st July 2021

19 members attended the walk along the Poddle river through Tymon Park, on a very hot day in July. An enjoyable experience was had by all, with refreshments and a warm welcome upon arrival at the Penny Black.

You can view a GALLERY of photos taken on the day by Kieran Hoey HERE, or click on the above image.


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KNOCKLYON HISTORY SOCIETY
Knocklyon History Society is now over twenty years old.  It organises talks on historical topics, usually nine talks each year from September to May.  The Society organises a one day outing each year and a number of half day outings from time to time to places of historical interest.