The Enniskerry History Society, which meets under the guidance of John Callan it’s president, continues with its Autumn programme of monthly lectures on Thursday October 9th at 8.30pm in the A.O.H. Hall, Church Hill, Enniskerry.
James Scannell will be the guest speaker to present his lecture ‘The Sinking of the RMS Leinster – October 1918’ in which he will cover the events surrounding the sinking of this City of Dublin Steam Packet Company morning mail boat by a German submarine off the Kish Bank within sight of land.
The 90th anniversary will be marked the following day, Friday October 10th by special Remembrance Service at 12 Noon in St. Michael’s Church, Dun Laoghaire, to which all are welcome.
John Callan wishes to thank all those who supported the Society with their attendance at Rob Goodbody’s lecture in September on ‘Ballycorus Chimney and the Surrounding Area’ and hopes to see everyone again on Thursday October 9th for James’ lecture. All are welcome to attend the lecture - admission ¤3.
In November author and Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council Heritage Officer Tim Carey will be the guest speaker to present his lecture on ‘Mountjoy Gaol’ with the Autumn programme being closed by Brian White in December with a special illustrated presentation ‘Hidden Secrets of the Dargle Valley’.
All are welcome to attend these lectures which will take place in the A.O.H. Hall, Church Hill, Enniskerry at 8.30pm on the 2nd Thursday of the month.
The recently formed Enniskerry Forum, which represents the views 16 Enniskerry based organisations, made a presentation to the Wicklow County Council Bray Electoral Area representatives in which they asked to receive consultation on the protection of village features.
The aim was for Enniskerry to receive special status for tourism and heritage i.e. Heritage status, and the maintenance and protection of its natural environment. The Forum seeks better formal communications between it and the County Council so that issues as they arise can resolved speedily.
At the end of the meeting both sides expressed satisfaction at the outcome and work on implementing some of the matters that both sides agreed needed attention are now in the process of being implemented through an action plan.
Next Tuesday night the Autumn programme of the Kilmacanogue History Society gets under way at 8.30pm in the Glencormac Inn, Kilmacanogue, with a lecture by John Lennon on ‘Postal History of Ireland.’
In this lecture John Lennon will trace the development of Ireland’s postage stamps through the years. He will show how the development of the State can be tracked through its commemorative postage stamps. Stamps featuring people and places with a Wicklow connection will be highlighted with John also mentioning some aspects of local Kilmacanogue interest.
John Lennon, who is President of the Dundrum and District Historical Society, has always been interested in postal history as well stamps and postal collecting all his life. His advice is sought on many aspects of postal history in Ireland and he is currently President of the Irish Philatelic Society. He plays an active role both as organ-