Clontarf Historical Society Season of Talks

17 Aug 2012

Clontarf Historical SocietyThe Clontarf Historical Society are beginning their new season of talks on September 10th with a multimedia presentation entitled 'Dubliners Aboard the Titanic'. The first talk, which will be presented by Micheala Jackson and Cormac McLoughlin, reflects upon the national interest in the Titanic in the centenary of the disaster that befell the ship.

The loss of the ship and so many lives was a tragedy that touched the lives of people from all over the world and, in particular, here in Ireland where the ship was built and from where she made her last port of call.

When our president, Michael D. Higgins, made his speech to mark the centenary he said: 'Let us celebrate the memory but let us not celebrate the tragedy'.

The speakers, Micheala and Cormac, have heeded his words, and their talk (which they describe as a multimedia presentation) celebrates the lives of three Dubliners who worked aboard the Titanic.

There will be one talk every month on a different subject taking place on the second Monday of the month at 8:15pm in the Parish Resource Centre of St John the Baptist Church, on Clontarf Road. 

For more information about the Clontarf Historical Society, visit their website.