La Touche Legacy and the Festival of History

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.

Wicklow People