Swimming the English Channel. Capt Dee Newell
Dee Newell is an Army Captain and only the third Galway person to swim the English channel. In this talk she will give an account of the preparations, execution and aftermath of this amazing physical achievement.… Read the rest
The Challenge of Remembering; The Great Famine in Ireland, by Brian MacGabhann.
In this talk Brian will give the history of the events that led to one of the most destructive famines in all of recorded history, and look at the response to and aftermath of this terrible event.… Read the rest
The Connaught Ranger’s Mutiny. Joe Loughnane
Joe is a long time senior member of the Connaught Rangers Association, and a keen historian of the regiment. In this talk he will look at what is often seen as the defining event of that unit’s history.… Read the rest
Fake News, Conspiracy Theories and search for Reason, Brian MacGabhann
We live today in an era of irrationality and fake news, which many fear is having an adverse effect on both democracy and even personal freedoms. In this talk Brian will consider this phenomenon, and ask if it is possible to find a way through this morass.
As mentioned above I will send out a formal invitation to the first talk tomorrow, after which places can be reserved. And as always I will send out a reminder 10 days before each talk, with more details of the lecture and a link to reserve places.… Read the rest