Raheny Heritage Society Lecture

19 Jun 2013

“The Shoemaker's Daughters : 1867-1972 - a presentation on the Burgess family of James's Street ”.

The speaker will be Pól O’Duibhir in Raheny Library at 6.30pm on Wednesday 19th June. The talk explores the fortunes and misfortunes of a shoemaker's family from Dublin's James's Street from the middle of the nineteenth to the middle of the twentieth century.

Characters include a commercial traveller whose promotion to in-house may have led to an untimely and watery death; a City Councillor and undertaker whose republican sympathies were in tune with the Council of his day; Bono's parents to whom the speaker is not related; a lady occupant of 30 years in St. Ita's, Portrane; a shotgun wedding; a disinherited veteran of WWI; and a Guinness cooper who, in marrying three times, gave a priest four grannies.  

There is also some local Raheny/Killester/Howth colour.

Free entry. All are welcome.