‘The Legacy of 1916` – Dr Ronan Fanning
Professor Ronan Fanning, MRIA, is Professor emeritus of Modern History at University College Dublin and Director of Archives at the School of History and Archives (University College Dublin). He is also a regular political, historical and current affairs commentator.
Sunday, 4 December @ 1pm: Society Annual Lunch
Our annual lunch will take place in the Talbot Hotel. The cost will be €28. Please book places with Brian Matthews on (053)9135488 or (087)2836933 on or before November 28th.
After lunch Jim Hurley will give a talk on A Tale of a Whale
It will focus on a Blue Whale, the largest creature that ever lived on planet Earth, that live-stranded on the Swanton Bank in Wexford Harbour on Wednesday 25 March 1891. From the summer of 2017, the skeleton of that whale is to feature centre stage in the British Museum. In a mix of history and natural history, naturalist and WHS member Jim Hurley recounts what promises to be a whale of a tale!