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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-

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