Illustrated Talks & Debates
THURSDAY 15 SEPTEMBER 7.30p.m. : Shipwrecks off Dún Laoghaire, Dalkey and Blackrock. Speaker: Dr. Edward Bourke (author of books on the subject). Chair.: Dave Alvey.
THURSDAY 22 SEPTEMBER 7.30p.m. : Digging up the Raj. Speaker: Shabnam Vasisht author of the book “Digging up the Raj” has uncovered the stories of a wide range of Irish people who lived and worked in India during British rule -servicemen, civil servants and missionaries who aimed to convert sun-worshipping heathens to “muscular Christianity”. Her talk will be about some of these people. All of them are buried in Deansgrange Cemetery. Chair; Rosheen Callender.
THURSDAY 29 SEPTEMBER 7.30p.m. : Legendary Irish landscapes. A talk by artist and author Veronica Heywood.
THURSDAY 6 OCTOBER 7.30p.m. : “It’s time we grew up and abandoned Irish neutrality” A Debate. Speakers will include Senator Gerald Craughwell and Roger Cole of the Peace and Neutrality Alliance.
Chair: Bernard Fitzpatrick.
THURSDAY 13 OCTOBER 7.30p.m. : “Cars and Bus services should be banned from our main streets” A DEBATE. Speakers: Councillor Lorraine Hall, DLR Co.Co. (who is actively campaigning for the pedestrianisation of Dun Laoghaire’s main street) and Conor Skehan (SUNDAY INDEPENDENT and former lecturer at DIT).
THURSDAY 20 OCTOBER 7.30p.m. : Kingstown ( Dun Laoghaire ) as a hub for penal transportation to Australia 1824-1849. Speaker Tom Conlon, historian and author. Chair; Ned Tobin
THURSDAY 27 OCTOBER 7.30p.m. : Is Israel an Apartheid State?. Speakers ; Richard Boyd Barrett T.D. People Before Profit and Dr. Mark Humphrys, DCU lecturer representing the Ireland Israel Alliance. Chair: Deaglán de Breadun
THURSDAY 3 NOVEMBER 7.30p.m. : Spies in the Irish War for Independence and Civil War- Speaker; Dr. Edward Bourke, Author of the authorative book on the subject. Chair: Tom Byrne.
THURSDAY 10 NOVEMBER 7.30p.m. : Who’s who in Deansgrange Cemetery. Speaker: John McCann, General Manager of Deansgrange Cemetery. Chair: J.R. Ryan.
THURSDAY 17 November7.30p.m. : “Should Ireland continue to prohibit nuclear power stations in Ireland -A DEBATE- Speakers Denis Duff of 18For0 and Minister Ossian Smyth T.D.
Chair.; Des Geraghty.
THURSDAY 24 NOVEMBER 7.30p.m. – GENERAL KNOWLEDGE TABLE QUIZ. Teams of 4 required €15 per person. Book your team in early. Great prizes on the night. “Help make ends meet”