Register of Speakers

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Speakers and Tour guides

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

Larry Breen

Speaker: Larry Breen
Location: Nass
Contact: 045 897445 e-mail

Topics: The Life and Times of puglist Dan Donnelly

Brendan Cullen

Brendan Cullen

Speaker: Brendan Cullen
Location: Clane
Contact: 045 861159 e-mail

Topics:
The book of Kells, High Crosses of Ireland, and the History of Clongowes Wood College/Castle

Jim Rees

Jim Rees

Speaker: Jim Rees
Topics: 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.

Contact 040239125

Tomas O Brogain

Tomas O Brogain

Speaker: Tomas O Brogain
Location: Letterkenny
Phone: 0749892073/0852055587
Email:
Topic/s: 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

Michael Seery

Speaker: Michael Seery
Location: Enniskerry
Phone: 0860843757
Email:
Topic/s: 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

Lucy O’Reilly

Speaker: Lucy O’Reilly
Location: Kells
Phone: 0877064421
Email:
Topic/s: 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

John Flannery

Speaker: John Flannery
Location: Tipperary
Phone: 0862577103
Email:
Topic/s: Lord Norbury – The Hanging Judge (His life, times & reputation)

Ida Milne

Ida Milne

Speaker: Ida Milne
Location: Kildare
Phone: 0872207994
Email:
Topic/s: 1918-19 Influenza Pandemic; The Quiet Corner back- Rural Protestants in the G.A.A.

Conor Reidy

Conor Reidy

Speaker: Conor Reidy
Location: Limerick
Phone: 061202280
Email:
Topic/s: Borstal System in Ireland. – Inebrite reformatories for criminal drunkards and the history of the Irish local and convict prison system.

Kieran Groeger

Kieran Groeger

Speaker: Kieran Groeger
Location: Youghal, Co. cork
Phone: 0868291192
Email:
Topic/s: The Trial and Execution of James Cotter. The Curious Grave of Elizabeth Scroope. The Social Life of a Garrison Town. The Story of Eric Hodges, died, Battle of the Somme, 1916.

John Allen

John Allen

Speaker: John Allen
Location: tba
Phone: 0876630354
Email:
Topic/s: The real origins of the original inhabitants of the British Isles & Ireland and their language”.

Neal Doherty

Neal Doherty

Speaker: Neal Doherty
Location: Dublin & Environs
Phone: 0862596887
Email:
Topic/s: The history of Dublin through her statues & sculptures.

Padraig O Concubhair

Padraig O Concubhair

Speaker: Padraig O Concubhair
Location: Kerry
Phone: 0872167949
Email:
Topic/s: The Fenians. Albinia Broderick – an Aristocratic Republican. The O’ Rahilly. Kitchener of Kharthoum