La Touche Le­gacy and the Fes­ti­val of His­tory

Wicklow People (West Edition) - - NEWS -

The 30th La Touche Le­gacy Sem­i­nar and fifth Fes­ti­val of His­tory will take place at Grey­stones Golf Club on Fri­day and Satur­day, Septem­ber 21 and 22.

The theme for this year is ‘Evo­lu­tion of the Irish State – So­cial and Po­lit­i­cal’.

Speak­ers this year will in­clude Rose­mary Cullen Owens on the sub­ject of the women’s suf­frage move­ment and the Irish votes for women campaign.

Lec­tures by Noel Camp­bell, Dr Martin O’Donoghue and Felix Larkin will touch on the Irish Par­lia­men­tary Party, the Span­ish flu in Wick­low and the part played by Dublin opin­ion in the new Irish State with David McCul­lagh of Prime Time RTE speak­ing on Ea­mon de Valera.

The late Garech de Brun, hon­orary pres­i­dent, died ear­lier in the year and will be re­mem­bered at the fes­ti­val.

St Kevin’s NS will pro­vide the dra­matic and mu­si­cal open­ing and Min­is­ter Si­mon Har­ris will be the dinner guest speaker.

The price is €30 for all lec­tures or €50 in­clud­ing dinner. Call 01 2875678 or 01 2876694.

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