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SPEAKERS FOR LOCAL HISTORY GROUPS

Liam Kenny sent on details on three recent authors on topics of interest to Kildare local history groups looking for speakers to populate their lecture programmes. Liam has spoken to each of the authors mentioned and is sure they would have a lot to offer to history groups in the county.


1. New book on the Jubilee Nurses - the first community care nurses, co-author of the book is Elizabeth Prendergast who gave generous content to the Co Kildare nursing schemes in which Lady Geraldine Mayo of Palmerstown House (Johnstown) had a central role. Elizabeth has already given some talks to groups in the Dublin area. Her email address is:
elizabethprendergastartist@gmail.com.

2. Burials/graves/etc ... Ray Bateson has published four or five books relating to the burial places of famous Irish people and of 1916 fatalities etc. He tells me that he is willing to go to groups and give talks tailored to local connections. Ray lives in the Blanchardstown area. His email address is: irishgraves@eircom.net

3. The Garda Mutiny in Kildare barracks 1922 ... Brian McCarthy has published a book on this title through Mercier Press. So turbulent was the atmosphere in the barracks in summer of 1922 that events spilled out into the streets of Kildare town. Brian teaches post-primary in Dunboyne and his number is 086 8100181.

 

 

 

 

 

Liam Kenny sent on details on three recent authors on topics of interest to Kildare local history groups looking for speakers to populate their lecture programmes.


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