Talks & Outings


WINTER/SPRING PROGRAMME 2020


WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 12 2020
An Introduction to the Life and Work of Harry Clarke
Speaker: Dr James Curry

Sample Work – Harry Clarke
Nantwich, Cheshire, South window, nave, by Harry Clarke, 1919, in memory of Lt Richard Knowles. Depicts Richard the Lionheart, St Cecilia and Mary – detail – Virgin and Child
Ref. Harry Clarke image

WEDNESDAY MARCH 11 2020
The Rise and Fall of Irish Nationalist, Bulmer Hobson
Speaker: Dr Mernie Hay

John Bulmer Hobson 
(14 January 1883 – 8 August 1969)
He was a leading member of the Irish Volunteers and the Irish Republican Brotherhood (IRB). He was chief of staff of Fianna Éireann, which he helped to found.
Ref. Bulmer Hobson

WEDNESDAY 8 APRIL 2020
The Holy Well at Ticknock and its Ancient Watercourse
Speaker: Peadar Curran

The Holy Well at Ticknock
“There is a holy well on our land. It is said that It is a blessed well. When my father was young, people used to come and bathe their eyes at it.It was supposed to cure sore eyes”.
Ref. The Ticknock Well
Ref. Holy Well image

WEDNESDAY MAY 13 2020
The 1918/1919 Influenza Pandemic
Speaker: Dr Ida Milne

1918/1919 Influenza Pandemic 
Soldiers from Fort RileyKansas, ill with Spanish flu at a hospital ward at Camp Funston. The death toll is estimated to have been 50 million, and possibly as high as 100 million (about three to five and a half percent of Earth’s population at the time).
Ref. Spanish Flu


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