Talks & Outings


WINTER/SPRING PROGRAMME 2020


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

UPDATE: TALK CANCELLED
due to the Coronavirus restrictions
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

UPDATE: TALK CANCELLED
due to the Coronavirus restrictions
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


ONLINE VIDEO MEETING: SEPTEMBER 2020

Image: ‘An Outside Car’ or ‘Jaunting Car’ in the Phoenix Park via wikimedia.org

KHS will host its first online video (zoom) meeting on Wednesday 9th September 2020 at 8pm. The talk will be given by committee member Aoife O’Tierney on the history of the Phoenix Park.

If you wish to participate please follow the link below, and note the Meeting ID and Passcode, which you will need to enter to gain access:

Knocklyon History Society – Zoom Meeting 01
Time: Sep 9, 2020 08:00 PM Dublin

Join Zoom Meeting (click on link)
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89857420486?pwd=K0krWGFkVURYU29Wazg0V3R3eUJ0Zz09

Meeting ID: 898 5742 0486
Passcode: 712981

No online admission fee.


TALKS START 7.45 p.m.       MEMBERS €3        VISITORS €5