His­tory Lec­tures 2013


THE mem­bers of the Kil­macanogue His­tory So­ci­ety are look­ing for­ward to the re­main­ing lec­tures in the spring 2013 se­ries af­ter the success of the first one of 2013. Ti­tled “The 18th cen­tury Head­stones of Wicklow”, it will be pre­sented by Chris Cor­lett. In his fully il­lus­trated pre­sen­ta­tion Chris will ex­plore the won­der­ful 18th cen­tury head­stones found in Wicklow's grave­yards. He will dis­cuss the peo­ple they com­mem­o­rate, the dif­fer­ent styles of head­stones, and the stone­cut­ters who crafted them. Th­ese head­stones not only pro­vide some very im­por­tant his­tor­i­cal and ge­nealog­i­cal in­for­ma­tion, but are an im­por­tant source of art his­tory, ar­guably more en­light­en­ing than in any gallery or col­lec­tion. Spe­cial fo­cus will be on our own em­bed­ded grave­yard in Kil­macanogue. Chris Cor­lett is an ar­chae­ol­o­gist and works for the De­part­ment of Arts, Her­itage and the Gaeltacht. He is the au­thor, co-au­thor or ed­i­tor of sev­eral books in­clud­ing “An­tiq­ui­ties of Old Rath­down”, ' The Liam Price Note­books'(with M.Weaver),'Be­neath the Poula­phuca Reser­voir', 'Jane W. Shack­le­ton's Ire­land', and 'Dark­est Dublin'. Chris's talks usu­ally leave a last­ing im­pres­sion and he can be re­lied upon to bring to life some of our buried his­tory. So come along to the Glen­view Ho­tel, Glen of the Downs at 8.30pm on Tues­day 5th Fe­bru­ary and en­try is just €3 (€2 for mem­bers) and all are wel­come. You can also visit the So­ci­eties Web­site @ kil­macanogue­his­to­ryso­ci­ety.com

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