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New Ross Standard - - NEWS -

New Ross His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety’s next lec­ture will be on Thurs­day, November 23, in New Ross Boat Club at 8 p.m. The ti­tle is ‘We al­ways vote Red­mond in this house’ - The Red­monds and Water­ford 1891-1952. The theme is How a Wex­ford gen­try fam­ily with no con­nec­tion to Water­ford, who never lived in the city and who rarely vis­ited the city es­tab­lished a last­ing bond with the peo­ple of Water­ford, es­pe­cially the work­ing class. It was a bond which lasted over 60 years and re­sisted the rise of Sinn Fein and other po­lit­i­cal move­ments. This is the story of John Red­mond, his son Cap­tain Wil­liam Red­mond and his widow, Brid­get Mary Red­mond.

This lec­ture will be de­liv­ered by Dr. Pat McCarthy. Ev­ery­one is wel­come. Non Mem­bers pay €5. Mem­bers and stu­dents are free. Be­fore the lec­ture the group will hold their AGM at 7.30 p.m.

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