Clontarf Historical Society new season of talks

15 Jan 2013

Clontarf Hostorical Society season of talksA new season of talks by the Clontarf Historical Society will begin next month, with the first talk on February 11th, 'The History of Baldoyle', by Michael Hurley. 

Michael Hurley, right, who was born in Baldoyle, is a local historian who has a life-long interest in the history of the area and has written several books about it.

The topics of the books range from the heritage of horse racing in the village to the wild flowers of the region and to general histories of the locality.

In addition he has a superb collection of some 3,000 photographs of Baldoyle that will be a valuable contribution to its historical memory.

Michael’s talk to the society will be wide-ranging and will cover aspects of many of the topics .

Below is the programme of upcoming talks taking place.

All Clontarf Historical Society talks take place at 8.15pm in the Parish Resource Centre, St John the Baptist, Clontarf Road unless otherwise stated.

  • Monday 11th February: ‘The History of Baldoyle’ by Michael Hurley.
  • Monday 11th March: ‘Clontarf & Hill of Howth Tramroad Company’ by James Kilroy.
  • Monday 8th April: ‘Two faces of a winding clock: Moore Street and the Dublin of James Plunkett’ by Barry Kennerk.
  • Monday 13th May: ‘The Civil Parish of Kilbarrack in the 18th and 19th centuries’ by Mary Dunne.
  • Monday 10th June: ‘The History of Clontarf Yacht Club’ by Mark McGowan. *Please note that our meeting on this night will be held in Clontarf Yacht Club clubhouse.*

Check out the events listings on for more information on upcoming events.