Sunday, 7 October 2012


A chairde, 
We are delighted to launch the new season of talks which the Old Kilfarboy Society will host this coming season.  The first talk, which takes place at 8pm on Tuesday, 9 October 2012, at the Malbay, will be given by Áine Hensey and is titled 
' "Little flashes of patriotism, religion and history": The literary legacy of Tomás Ó hAodha'.  
Tómas Ó hAodha was a poet, scholar, cartographer and school teacher from Miltown Malbay who was centrally involved in the Irish language revival movement during the late nineteenth and early twentieth century and is perhaps best known for his contribution to the landmark wall   map of  Ireland in the Irish language.  Our presenter for the opening talk, Áine Hensey, will be well known to you all as a broadcaster, and Áine is also currently the Cultural Projects Animator at the Áras, Oidhreacht an Chláir, Miltown Malbay.  Áine has recently completed a PhD in early modern history at NUIM.
Membership rates for OKS remain the same as previous years: €20 for the entire year, and €5 per individual talk. We look forward to welcoming new and old members.
A full list of the upcoming talks is given below.  
Old Kilfarboy Society Talks 2012/13
October 9th    'Little flashes of patriotism, religion and history:' the literary 
                               legacy of Tomás Ó hAodha  by Áine Hensey.
November 13th   "Disperse: The anatomy of the Canada Cross shootings
                                in Miltown Malbay in April 1920", by John Treacy.
December 11th   Video Footage of some Clare Musicians from the 80's by 
                                    Eugene Lambe.
January 8th          Excavations at Caherconnell by Michelle Comber.
February 12th      The Talty Millions: A genealogical journey from Miltown to 
                                              Miami, by Paddy Waldron
March 12th          'RTE bringing you the art of the seanchaí and the storyteller
                                since 1926' How the traditional spoken arts were represented 
                               on RTE Radio through the years, by Ian Lee

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