Gardaí in Swords are investigating the attempted murder of a convicted criminal in Dublin. A lone gunman approached
the man, who's in his 40s, as he was leaving a gym at the Castle Shopping Centre at Bridge Street at around 11.30am. He
pointed a gun at him but the weapon jammed and the intended victim escaped. He has refused to co-operate with the Gardaí.
was most likely the luckiest man in Ireland for a day.
Updated History Of Donabate And Portrane
Fingal - Portrane, Donabate and Turvey History
The whole of the peninsula of Portrane has, in recent years,
been altered by the erection of the great lunatic asylum in the grounds of Portrane House, a spacious
mansion, now utilised in connection with this institution, and situated nearly in the centre of
what was formerly an extensive deer park. The railway runs almost centrally across the peninsula,
having a station at Donabate, and crosses by two causeways and bridges, the Rogerstown and Malahide
creeks to the north and south of Portrane respectively. Those desirous of exploring this rather isolated portion
of the county on foot should take return tickets to Donabate, while those proceeding thither on bicycles
should go by the main road through Swords, turning to the right about two miles north of the latter
Donabate is a small
scattered village, containing a handsome red brick Catholic Church, as well as the ancient church which originated
the name, Domnach-bate (i.e., the Church of the Ferry), and which still remains in excellent preservation
enclosed within its graveyard. Adjoining and almost forming portion of Donabate is the primitive-looking
village of Ballisk, consisting mostly of thatched cabins of a very poor description. A mile and
a half from the railway, on the road to the Coastguard Station is the ivied ruin of Portrane Castle,
a square tower standing in a field, without any trace of either bawn or outworks. At the Suppression
of the Monasteries this edifice formed portion of the possessions of the wealthy religious community of Grace Dieu, all
the property of which thereafter passed into the hands of Sir Patrick Barnewall, of Turvey, subsequently
coming into possession of the Cusacks of Rathaldron. Read More On The History Of Donabate Portrane
News In Brief rom The Courts
Lativan Banned For 11 Years A lativan man who drove his car while already banned from driving has
being given another ban, this time he got an 11 year ban. The judge also gave him a 4 month prison sentence but he was lucky
as the judge suspended the jail term. The man was already serving a 3 year driving ban when the Garda caught him driving without
insurance in Rush, Co, Dublin. The judge also fined him €500 for the no insurance charge and €300 for driving
while he was already banned.
Mulhuddard Man Charged With Bilking A man in his 50s was charged
with filling his car with €90 worth of petrol from a filling station in Balbriggan and driving off without bothering
to pay for the fuel. Bilking, which is driving off without paying for fuel is on the increse around North County Dublin. There's
hardly a week goes by without someone ending up in court for doing a runner from filling stations. Case Adjourned.
Man Refused To Leave Garda Station. A Cavan man who had arrived in Swords Garda Station asking about his friend
who had being arrested beforhand started giving the Garda abuse. He called the Garda unrepeatable names and refused to leave
the station when asked. The 19 year old said he was afraid of going to prison and said he was very sorry for being drunk and
abusive to Garda. He was let off. He received a suspended 1 year sentence, which means if he ends up in court in the next
year the sentence could be activated, the Cavan man went home a happy camper.
Lusk Man Gets 150 Hours
Community Service For Driving While Banned. A man from Dun Emer in Lusk was caught by the Garda driving his car
when he was already banned from driving. He was stopped by the Garda on the Forest Rd. Swords last July. His previous
relates to driving with no insurance and given the Garda wrong information.
Man Selling Smokes To Buy
Drugs A man was caught by the Garda selling cigaretts at the market in Balbriggan said he wanted the money to
buy drugs as he was addict. The smokes had no government seal and were regarded by the Garda as being ''Black Market'' smokes.
The arrested man was from Dundalk and had less than 100 smokes for sale. Te judge fined him €100.
Woman Caught Drunk Driving While Banned The woman was driving in Lusk with no lights on. She was only banned from
driving a few months ago for driving with no insurance. The Garda caught her again. The judge gave her another ban, this time
for 4 years. He also fined her a total of €1,050 for no insurance and driving while already banned.
The judge said she'll be going to prison if she keeps this carry on up. She was on the way to Lucan in West Dublin when stopped.
Man Buys A Car And Then Crashes It The man had only bougt the car, but went drinking and crashed it on the
way home to Boroimhe at the Forest Road. He also had no insurance on the car.. The judge fined him a total of €800 for
driving while drunk and having no insurance. He also got a 2 year ban.
Two Lativan Women Caught Robbing
At The Pavilions The 2 women who are living at Carnigie Court North Street Swords were caught stealing goods from
Dunnes Stores to the value of €80. One of the women said that loads of other people rob from shops and that they too
can do it. They were given probation.
Nigerian Crashes Into Parked Car In Swords. A
Nigerian man out doing deliveries in a van crashed into a parked car when he was trying to turn his van. He was making a delivery
to a shop in River Mall off Main Street at the time. There was €2,000 worth of damage done to the parked car. The Nigerian
man left the scene after hitting the car.. He was fined a total of €500 by the judge of Swords District Court.
Crash On Rathbeale Road
Traffic Backlog On Malahide Road.
A man in his 40s was killed when the van he was a passenger in collided with a car, gardai said. The accident happened
on the Rathbeale Road in Swords, Co Dublin, at about 2.30am.
The victim was pronounced dead at the scene and the driver of the van and a second passenger, who are both aged in
their 20s, were rushed to Beaumont Hospital.
Their injuries are not thought to be life threatening.
Gardai said the driver of the car was not injured and have appealed for any witnesses to come forward.
Motorists were warned to avoid the area while accident investigators examine the scene. Diversions are in place.
The road works on the Dublin Road in Swords are causing severe disruption for motorists. The works are part of Fingal
Co. Co. upgrade of the mains water pipes around Swords. Work started on the streach of road between Pinnock Hill Roundabout
on the 25 of April and will continue as far as Swords Garda Station. No time frame has be set by the council for the works
to be completed. With the closure of the Dublin Road traffic around several roads around the town gets backed up at times.
Traffic entering Swords from the city now cannot travel down Dublin Rd and must continue as far as the Malahide Rd. This is
a busy road at the best of times without the extra volumes. Exiting the Pavilions Shopping Centre during day time can take
up to one hour.
Local Traditional Group's Video Goes Viral
Swords group ''Room For One More'' got exactly what their name suggests, one more member on a recent trip to Galway on
an Irish Rail Train. An imprompty session began on the train [ as it does] only to be joined by a passenger who was well capable
of doing an Irish Jig. Not having much floor space he jumps up on the table to dance. This video has gone viral on youtube
getting 140,500 hits in 5 days. Room For One More play traditional Irish music in The Star Lounge on Sunday evenings from
6-9pm. Members of the band include Barry McGuire on fiddle, Gary Nagle on guitar, Brian Condon on badhran and Mick McGuire
in tenor banjo.
Legendary record producer
flies into Dublin to record local band Grace Wilde
Legendary record producer flies into Dublin to record local band Grace Wilde.
Dublin band Grace Wilde have announced that they are recording a live album with acclaimed producer Tony Platt (Thin
Lizzy, AC/DC, Bob Marley).
Grace Wilde are a four piece alternative folk rock band, all hailing from Dublin. Established only last year, they
have really gathered momentum on the music scene - they are performing to packed venues and cellist Vyvienne Long (most notable
for her work on Damien Rice’s records) will be appearing on their live album - which will be recorded over a series
of intimate gigs.
“We are super excited to be working with Tony - the man is a legend!” says Audrey of Grace Wilde.
“From Island Studios in London to a little upstairs venue in Fairview, and of course having Vyvienne up on stage with
us too is just an incredible feeling; it makes the night extra special.”
Usually a full electric band, they are stripping back to the basics to record the live acoustic album with Platt.
Over the last 30 years, he has engineered and produced albums by some of the biggest names in music including Bob Marley’s
“Catch A Fire”, AC/DC’s “Highway To Hell” and “Back In Black”. Platt flew over to
Dublin last week to begin recording the acoustic live album in the intimate upstairs venue of The Annesley House, Fairview.
Grace Wilde will also be recording their debut studio album with Tony in October.
When asked about working with the band, Platt responded:
“I am really excited to be working with Grace Wilde, and in fact the excitement’s been building. We started
off with so many ideas and now those ideas are starting to fall into place. I was totally knocked out actually; I thought
Audrey sang amazingly tonight, and Enda’s guitar playing was just incredible. This entity Grace Wilde has suddenly emerged,
and is going to become bigger and bigger and bigger”.
Special guest on the night was the wonderfully talented Vyvienne long who started off the night playing a range of
her original material on piano and cello before joining Grace Wilde on stage for the live recording. She will be returning
for their next recording session with Tony Platt, which is happening on Saturday the 20th of April upstairs in The Annesley
House, Fairview. Admission is free and doors open at 9:30pm. www.gracewilde.ie
News In Brief
Man Found Dead. A man was found dead in Balheary. He was aged 22. Swords Garda are investigating.
The body was found by a local farmer beside a dirt track in a field at 2pm. It was initially reported that the person
found was a 10 year old boy. The man has now being identfed as being a native of Lativa who was living in Thornleigh Place,
Applewood Swords. He worked at the Pavillions Shopping Centre. His name was Deniss Timosejevs.Any information should be passed
on to the Garda in Swords, Phone 6664700 [2 / 4 / 2013 ]
Fingal Council Wants People To Move House. The lcal council is asking residents in 3 bedroom houses
where there are only one or two people living in the house to move to smaller houses. An example is where a family got
a council house years ago and now that the kids have grown up and left the nest leaving just the parents behind in the 3 bedroom
house. The council's logic is that these people are living in houses with spare capacity. The idea is to house families on
the waiting list with children in these three bed houses. This scheme is not unique to Fingal, it is been rolled in Britain
at the mement and it's main aim is to save money.
Factory To Close. The Lonza Factory on Watery Lane Swords is to close down. This company has been in
Swords for over fifty years. It was formally known as Arch Chemicals and before was known as Olin. The company said it will
close down in June with the loss of 43 jobs. They are moving their manufacturing facilities to China and America. Lonza are
a Swiss based company. Among the range of products they manufacture are an ingredient for Anti Dandruff.
The Sluagh Hall which was first opened in Swords in 1938 by the then leader of Fianna Fáil Eamon de
Valera.It was established as a volunteer army. Up until it cloosed down it was still in use by the Local Defance Forces
which were previously known as The F.C.A. which provided a summer camp where members were sent off for training down the country.
Cut backs by the Labour / Fine Gael government are the cause of the closure. From the time this building opened it was used
more as a dance hall for the local people around North Counth Dublin where many's a match was made. Dances took place here
most Saturday nights from the 1950's until the early 70's. The famous boxer, come singer, come hollywood actor Jack Doyle
once performed in the Sluagh Hall .
Manor Inn Pub Closes
North Street Swords. Site For The New Applegreen Filling Station
Applegreen filling stations are to open a new petrol station on North Street Swords. The company have
just got their planning permission from Fingal Co. Co. The site will be where Des D'Arcy has his car show rooms. Work will
start in about 3 months time. Along with selling fuel the Applegreen garages also have food outlets where you can get anything
from breakfast to a full dinner. This part of Swords has being crying out for redevelopment for years and will be welcomed
by most. Since the filling station on the Rathbeale Rd. closed down last year there was only one filling station in the whole
town to serve a population of over 40,000 residents. All we can now hope for is that the company hire some local people when
it opens, unlike most shops and filling stations who import people into the country instead of looking after their own people.
The Manor Inn Pub closed down today 28-1-2013 The pub has being trading in Brackinstown Swords since the late 70's. The
reason the pub closed is the same as why The Kinsealy Inn closed, the lack of customers. The pub was triving up until 2007,
then the resession started and the rest is history. Anyway with 5,000 people unemployes in Swords it's not really surprising.
Most of the custom in the bars around Swords was from men who were working at the building. It's time to start looking for
a new local lads and lassies.
Ice Rink For Swords
An Ice Rink has been built in Swords. The construction took place at the weekend. It's located on the Malahide Road at
the side entrance of The Pavilions Shopping Centre. It took only 24 hours to construct a series of Portakabins to make up
the Ice Rink. It's unclear if it's only for the Christmas period.There's an Ice Rink located at the R.D.S. in Dublin each
Christmas time. The video on the right is from Rialto during the 1990's and gives an idea of what's in store in Swords.
A new mobile version of this site has been made. You can only view the mobile version when using a smart phone such as
Blackberry or Iphone. About a third of web users now search using a smart phone. The reason Mobile versions of websites are
created is so the information on the site is compacted to fit the screen of a mobile device. I'd be intrested to hear your
views on the new mobile version of www.swordsdublin.net . comments can be sent to email@example.com Or you can fill out the form below, Thanks, Martin.
The Most Dangerous Roundabout In Ireland October 2012
The Malahide Road Roundabout in Swords which is close to The Pavilions Shopping Centreis most likely the most dangerous roundabout in the country. There's an average of 2 crashes per day on or close to the roundabout.
The most likely place to be involved in a collision is after coming from The Malahide Road while turning right [ taking
3th exit] . The problem arises when the vehicle coming from the Malahide Rd. and is on routh to The Pavilions decides to enter
the roundabout in the left lane. There may already be traffic in a stationary position on the roundabout having come from
the north of Swords and are heading to Dublin in the right lane. When the traffic starts to move the vehicle that came from
the Malahide Rd. decides to turn right in the left lane and the vehicle that came from the north of Swords is going straight
towords Dublin, this is the most common crash on this roundabout. As you can see from the photo on the right the road
marking are vague and some people may be confused. While entering a roundabout and taking the third or forth exit then get
into the right lane. See image right.
The second most likely place to be involved in a collision on this roundabout is when turning right having come from
the city and heading towards Malahide and decide to take the 3th exit in the left lane. The road marking are very clear approacing
the roundabout while heading north or east towards Malahide. Get into the right lane while turning right. Most times there
are vehicles in the right lane who are heading north in the right lane and if a vehicle turns right in the left lane there
may well be a collision. A roundabout is much like a crossroads, one should get into the right lane when turning right. There
are exceptions to the rule. 1 when coming off a motorway one is often permitted to turn right in the left lane. 2 when the
local road marking say so.
The 3th place most likely to be involved in a crash on the roundabout is while traveling east from the pavilions towards
the N1. The road marking on this road are incorrect. They state one can go straight [ 1st and 2nd] exits coming from
the pavilions. If traffic is expected to be able to travel to the Malahide Road in the right lane, which is suggested by the
marking then the centre lane on the roundabout should clearly say so. But the centre lane says right turn only. Again this
is very confusing. To stay safe get into the left lane coming from the Pavilions if heading to the Malahide Rd. And get into
the right lane if heading to the Drynam Rd. or towards the city.
The average cost of a claim in Ireland is €4,300. With two crashes per day on this roundabout the cost is
€8,600 per day. On a yearly basis the cost is estamated at €1569500. The figures of the average cost of claims
are from The Central Bank Of Ireland.
Several things could be done to bring down the amout of crashes on this roundabout. The first would be to make the road
marking clear. This would involve writing the names of the road you intend to take while approaching the roundabout, example,
when coming from the Pavilions you would see on the right lane approaching the roundabot the words Drynam And City Only and
the left lane would say Malahide And Northbound Only.
The second would be to switch off the traffic lights. It has being proven time and again that when the power fails on
the traffic signals this roundabout doesn't get backed up with traffic. Give it a week and monitor what happenes. After all
these lights are from a previous time before the M1 Extention was built to bypass Swords.
There are many clothing companies operating in the Swords area. Most of these are scammers, in fact I don't think there's
even one legit company collecting clothes in the whole of Fingal. There is one I heard of in Galway. These ''Fly By Nights''
, and that's what they are ''Fly By Night'' because they usually put their leaflets through peoples letter boxes in the middle
of the night, sometimes at 3am. The leaflet says ''To Improve Lives And Welfare Of Poor People, well the only people they
help are themselves. In the image to the right they even say where the profits go to, Lithuania. Most will use an Irish symbol
such as the Shamrock or harp to give the impression they are Irish. The website address they include in the leaflet is
a parked domain which means it doesn't exist. After they drop the leaflet in the middle of the night they return the next
day to see if any of our good citizens are dumb enough to leave clothes outside their door so they can make big profits. Everything
they collect is shipped out to Russia and Lithuania by the container load.
Be wary also about putting clothes in a recycling bin. Roma Gypsies will steal from these bins by putting their small
children in the bins to remove the clothes. There have been several examples of the ire brigade being called to rescue children
from recycling clothes bins.
I wouldn't be writing this except I'm sick to my back teeth with these idiot's shoving leaflets through my door at
all hours of the night.
Bostik To Close Down - October 2012
Evo Stick / Bostik is to close it's manufacturing facility in Swords in the coming months. The company has being based
in Swords since the mid. 1950s and moved to where they are today in 1960s. It employes up to 70 people at it's plant
in Newtown north of Swords. Most of it's workers have being employed at Evo for much of their working life, many joined
the company when they left school. It has been said that the company products are to me made in it's factory in France. Bostik
produce a range of glue / sealants and mastic for industary and the domestic market. The company changed it's name from
Evode to Bostik in 2010. Update This company has now stated that the plant won't be closing but are seeking redundancies
Kinsealy Inn Closes Down October 2012
The Kinsealy Inn pub has closed down. The pub was put into receivership on Thursday 25 October. The duties of any receiver
Secure the assets of the company and/or entity.
Realize the assets of the company and/or entity.
Manage the affairs of the company in order to discharge the debt owing.
The Kinsealy Inn was built around 1980, at the same time the housing estates around the area were being constructed. Usually
when any pub closes down it's because it hasn't got enough customers to sustain the business.
Parents of Children with Special Needs
An Information Day for Parents of Children with Special Needs isbeing held in the Bracken Court Hotel, Balbriggan, Co.
Dublin on Wednesday 19th September 2012 from10:30am-3:00pm. Please note the changes to the date and venue whichwere previously
advertised as the 21st September in the Town Hall.
Speakers on the dayinclude ProfCarol Fitzpatrick, Consultant Child Psychiatristwho will discuss Support for Parents of
Young People with ADHD and Dr Sean J Fennell, Consultantin Developmental and Behavioural Pediatrics who will discuss Red Flags
Pleasecontact Bernie Hagan or Katherine Moreland on 01 8020484 or firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com to register yourattendance or for more details. There is no charge for this event but donations will beaccepted on
the day for Friends of Autism and ADHD. Receipts can be provided.All welcome!
New Tesco Shop For Holywell
A new Tesco shop is to be built in Holywell Swords. The planning application has being received by Fingal County Council
from Swords Nucleus Developments Ltd. The planning permission on the site c 2.4 ha. The development will consist of local
community and commerical facilites over 2 stories including a medical centre, cafe / resturant unit, 2 local retail units
and an anchor retail unit which will be Tesco shop which will include an off licience. The work will also include road improvments,
all site services and infrastucture, landscaping, 2 no. free standing signs and has a gross floor space of 5309 sqm along
with 299 car parking spacs and 5 motorbike spaces.The location will be at the junction of the R125 and Holywell Link Road
at Crowcastle and Marshalistown Swords.
No Green Bin Collection By Panda - August 2012
There was no Green Bin collection in parts of Swords this week. Collections were supposed to take place by Panda on the
22 of August but didn't. No reason has been given by Panda. To contact the company and complain phone 1850 52 52 52.
Plenty Of Work, But Not For The Irish People
But it's not all bad news, several new businesses have opened in the past year. When I say it's not all bad news, well
it depends where you come from. The new Lidl shop which opened on The Rathbeale Rd. employes mostly people from Eastern Europe.
Swords people were bypassed yet again. This is an ongoing problem with people trying to find work in their own native town.
Lidl are not the only one's who seem to have a problem hiring Irish people. One of the giants in groceries,
Tesco who have their distribution centre for Ireland close to Swords employ 90% forign workers,
that's 800 people imported into Ireland to work for Tesco alone while Ireland and in particular Swords has one of the
highest unemployment rates in Europe.
It's not just the multi nationanational companies who won't employ Irish people. . Keelings Fruit Farm near Swords employes
over 70% imported workers from all over the world , remember during the election campaign when the leader of Fianna Fáil
Micheál Martin paid a visit to Keeling. In June of this year Enda Kenny also visited He was impressed that these Irish grown
peppers take 124 trucks off our roads annually that would have traditionally been used to import peppers from both Holland
and Spain. This equates to saving 136,200 food miles which reduces carbon emissions by 7,782kg per annum, making Keelings
one of the top sustainable Irish companies. Mr Kenny didn't mention that the company employs mostly imported workers and the
Irish workers linger on the dole. Is this a good signal for the leader of the country to be sending out ? that it's right
and proper to by-pass the local people who were born and reared in Swords and who can't get a job because they are Irish.
Have you ever heard our local polictians complain about this problem ? Swords is part of a 5 seater constituency and
not once have any of our local representatives even bothered to to highlight the issue. The next time you meet your local
T.D. ask them to tackle the fact that Irish people are being discriminated against, ask them what they are doing to justify
their big salary while over 4000 Swords people are on the dole. As a nation we are not responsible for shortning the unemployment
rate around the world while our own workers find it impossibly to get work. It's high time to start looking after our own.
More Businesses Close Down In Swords - August 2012
Two more businesses have closed down in Swords recently. Both have been eateries. Millers beside the castle on the junction
of Main Street and Bridge Street and La Spada located in The Plaza Shopping Centre. Millers was a day time cafe spesialising
in all day breakfast. La Spada was a standard resturant.
The reason for the closure of both of these eateries is unclear but one can speculate. During this ongoing resession
peoples spending has gone down considerably. The jobless numbers continue to rise with unemployment still above 4,000. That's
over a quarter of the workforce which makes the Town Of Swords one of the unemployment blackspots in the country. Another
reason is the high rates charged to premises in Swords.
Rush Library is celebrating Heritage Week with aseries of historical talks and an exhibition of bog oak
Bog Oak & Art Exhibition Jim Kelly is displaying a selection of his fine bog oak treasures
and some oil and watercolour paintings at the library from the 20th to the 25th of August. Viewing welcome and
bring a friend! Historical Talks. Monday 20th @ 7pm The West End by Jim Monks of the Lusk
Heritage Group Tuesday 21st @ 7pm Tracing Your Family Tree by John Grenham author & genealogist
Wednesday 22nd @ 7pm The Napoleonic legacy of Fingal by Kevin Thorp of the Loughshinny & Rush
Historical Society Thursday 23rd @ 7pm Rush Saints or Smugglers By Paddy Ryan former Revenue official
who was involved with setting up the RevenueMuseum in Dublin Castle
All are welcome to these talks, but please book aplace with the library on 870 8414.
Roads Closed In Swords 22 July
There will be temporary road closures in Swords on Sunday 22nd July. Traffic on certain roads will be disrupted for a
time because of the Fingal 10km bike race. The list of roads are.
Main Street Dublin Rd. Swords By Pass
Seatown Road North Street Bridge Street
Watery Lane Balheary Road South Bank
Applewood Main Street Thornleagh Ave. / Rd.
Brides Glen Park Ardcian Park St. Cronins Ave..
Diversions signs will be in place.
Panda Breaks It's Promise
The waste collecting company Panda has increased it's prices for bin collection in the Swords area. The company had stated
when it took over the service from Fingal County Council at the start of the year that it would not put the price of it's
service up. Panda sent letters to every house in Fingal clearly stating that the cost of lifting bins would not increse by
at least a year. The reason Panda are giving is that the cost of disposing of the rubbish in landfill dumps has gone up in
price. Panda already knew the price of landfill was going to increase because it was told so by the council before it took
over the bin collection. Panda has clearly broken it's promise to the residents of Swords. The price of the bin tag is now
€8.75 which is an increase of €0.75c.
Tip To Beat The Price Rise.
The average family in Ireland only recycles half of what other countries do. The black bin which is the one that costs
the money should only be put out for collection once a month. Most of what people dispose of in the black bin could be
thrown in the browne bin. Example = all food, all paper , cardboard, tea bags, grass, leaves, hedge cuttings. There's no point
throwing all your paper in the green bin as Panda makes hugh profits from recycling paper. If Panda has the neck to break
their promise to residents in Fingal then why should the residents contribute to Pandas hugh profits. Think before you throw
stuff in the black bin.
We have a week of great events to celebrate two years of Rush Library in July. See below for more information and please
contact the library to book into any of the events.
Rinceoil traditional music session in the library on Saturday 7th of July 2 – 4pm to
launch the birthday celebrations. All welcome!
On Monday night Architectural Historian Dr BrendanGrimes will give his talk Some Observationson Ancient
Building Methods at 7pm in the library
Tuesday 9th at 7pm The Black & Tan War in Fingal by Commandant Paddy Boyle Retired Tuesday 10th at 7pm
Building Methods in Ancient Times by Prof Brendan Grimes Architectural Historian Wednesday
11th at 7pm The EirGrid East West Interconnector Archaeological Discovery by Archaeologist Rose
Cleary Thursday 12th at 7pm Children of Patrick Thinking about Early Christian
Ireland by Dr Michael Ryan
All these talks are free of charge, please contact the library to book a place.