The Federation thinks it would be good idea to compile a list of speakers who would be available to give talks on a wide variety of local study topics.
Event organisers can sometimes struggle to find speakers on a particular topic of interest to the group or at the last minute in an emergency. It is understandable that speakers may not be able to or could not travel the length and breadth of the country but there would be times when speakers would be available within certain localities.
Hopefully such a register would be of value to members in certain circumstances.
In addition to speakers, it has been suggested, that some societies/groups may know of individuals who would be prepared to act as Guides for local historical tours. This can not only be a benefit to the visitors but can also help promote the local area as an interesting place to visit. It is out intention to attempt to set up a list with the help of the members. We would therefore ask societies/groups to let us know details of anyone who would be prepared to have their name on such a register.
We would need the Subject/Topic, the name of the speaker and the contact details.
Details to: "> or call 045 897445 Mob. 087 984 1551
|Larry Breen||Naas||045 897445 e-mail||The Life and Times of puglist Dan Donnelly|
|Brendan cullen||Clane||045 861159 e-mail||The book of Kells: High Crosses of Ireland: History of Clongowes Wood College/Castle|
|Jim Rees||Arklow|| 040239125
||Captain Robert Halpin (1836-1894): Famine Emigration from South Wicklow- Fitzwilliam Estate 1847-1856: The Kynoch Munitions Factory Arklow (1895-1918): Catholic Clergy and Evangelical Street Preachers in the 1880’s: Also Guided Tours of West Wicklow.|
|Tomas O Brogain||Letterkenny||0749892073 / 085 2055587||Irish Military History 1600-1745, Donegal’s Battlefields. Can organise talks, public or academic lectures, Academic tours, heritage tours with demonstrations of weapons and historical interpretation.|
|Michael Seery||Enniskerry||086 084 3757||Enniskerry Village History Tour : Powerscourt Gardens History Tour : Enniskerry: A history of an estate village: Powerscourt: House. Gardens, Estate: Wicklow Education: From Parish Schools to National Schools.|
|Lucy O’Reilly||Kells||Tel 087 706 4421||Walking tours of Kells. Access to C.O.I. which has a facsimile copy of the book of kells. Columcille’s House, Give broad history of Kells, its monastic past and its proximity to the Tailteann games.|
|John Flannery||Tipperary||Tel. 086 2577103||Lord Norbury – The Hanging Judge (His life, times & reputation)|
|Ida Milne||Kildare||Tel 087 2207994||1918-19 Influenza Pandemic; The Quiet Corner back- Rural Protestants in the G.A.A.|
|Conor Reidy||Limerick||Tel 061202280||Borstal System in Ireland. – Inebrite reformatories for criminal drunkards and the history of the Irish local and convict prison system.|