Home Rule Club announce series of top local history talks

Mark your calendars! Eoin Swithin Walsh and Niamh O'Sullivan confirmed as speakers

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Home Rule Club, Kilkenny

Following the superb response to this week's historical talk at Kilkenny Home Rule Club, plans are afoot to schedule more in the coming months.

The emphasis of these talks will primarily be centered around the social and political history of the local region.

Already lined up to speak are the following:

March 24 - Eoin Swithin Walsh: “The War of Independence in Kilkenny”
As Swithin Walsh writes, “usually the only mention of Kilkenny in the history books concerned with this era refers to the capture of Ernie O’Malley, an IRA HQ officer, by crown forces in Inistioge during the War of Independence.
“However, this does not come close to understanding the widespread impact of the War of Independence in Kilkenny.”

April 28 - Niamh O’Sullivan: “Wolfe Tone, Anne Devlin and Sarah Curran”
Tone was adopted by the Young Ireland movement of the 1840s as an iconic figure, the father of Irish republicanism.
Anne Devlin was an Irish republican famous for her involvement with the United Irishmen.
Sarah Curran was the great love of the Irish patriot Robert Emmet.

All talks will commence at 8.30 pm, admission fee is €5 - mark the dates - more to be announced!