Kilmacanogue History Society Talk on 2 Oct 2018

The Famine and Workhouses in County Wicklow

Venue: Glenview Hotel

8.00 pm on Tuesday 2nd October 2018

By: Eva Ó Cathaoir and Brian Donnelly

In this talk, Eva Ó Cathaoir and Brian Donnelly will provide an insight into the Famine in Wicklow, that great catastrophe that irrevocably changed the course of Irish history. The talk will be illustrated by unique historical documents dating from the famine period which are preserved in the National Archives.

Eva Ó Cathaoir is an Irish government scholarship winner and a graduate of Trinity College Dublin. A promoter of Irish culture and a historian, she has published extensively on the Poor Law, the Famine and the Fenian movement. Her most recent book, Soldiers of Liberty: a study of Fenianism, 1858 – 1908, has just been published by the Lilliput Press.

Brian Donnelly is a senior archivist in the National Archives, Dublin, where he is head of public services. He is the author of a history of Wicklow County Council and has written extensively on the development of local government and the health services.

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Entry €4 (€3 for members) – all welcome.

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