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12th Sep 2020
to 19th Sep 2020

Age Range
All ages

The Virtual Fingal Festival of History 2020

The Virtual Fingal Festival of History 2020 takes place from 12th – 19th of September. Due to Covid restrictions history talks listed below, that were planned to take place throughout the library branches and also our Day in the Chapel at Swords Castle will all be recorded and uploaded to our social media platforms throughout that week.

Speakers at the Castle

  • John Dorney -  'The War of Independence in Dublin'
  • Brian Gallagher – Sack of Balbriggan & how it inspired “Pawns”
  • Jim Walshe – Balbriggan Historical Society – The Sack of Balbriggan – A retrospective view
  • David O’Connor – Music & Songs – Sack of Balbriggan
  • Declan Brady – 1920 – Local Government & the War of Independence in Fingal
  • Cathal Boland – Other events interlinked to the Sack of Balbriggan
  • Ms Lou McGovern – Ms. Molly Adrian
  • Brian Hanley – War of Independence
  • Frank Whearity - The Rise & Fall of John Spicer's 'Model Bakery' Balbriggan (part 2, c.1942-c.1999) 
  • Cecelia Hartsell – 3 talks listed below
    • Protest and Love of Country: Martin Luther King Jr. and the American Civil Rights Movement
    • “I Live A New Life”: Frederick Douglass in Ireland
    • Blood Sacrifice: Political Struggles of Irish Nationalists and African Americans during the Great War Period

Please note that the details of events listed above are provided by the relevant Local Authorities.

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