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Feb

04

10:30

Marine Life around our coast,esp.Dublin Bay

Dr.Jim Wilson

  • 📅Tuesday, February 4, 2020
  • 🕥10:30 - 12:00

Nine-tenths of Ireland’s territory and their potential resources are under the sea, yet it is only recently that they have started to be explored, mapped and sustainably developed. The living resources have always been used – and over-used - and there are numerous historical and archaeological clues as to their importance.

At the boundary between the warmer Lusitanian species in the south-west and the colder, boreal species in the north and east, Ireland gets a variety of exotic visitors such as the sun- fish in addition to its more usual residents such as cod, salmon and the native oyster. Yet even these are under threat from increasing local human pressures as well as global climate change. Can we manage these changes for the future?


Feb

18

10:30

Dublin Statuary: Part 2

Dr.Paula Murphy

  • 📅Tuesday, February 18, 2020
  • 🕥10:30 - 12:00

A nation’s life might be said to be recorded in its monuments’ (Irish Builder, 1 May 1872). This talk continues our look at public sculpture in Dublin.

Paula Murphy is Professor Emerita in the School of Art History and Cultural Policy, University College Dublin. Her publications include Nineteenth-Century Irish Sculpture, Native Genius Reaffirmed (Yale, 2010) and Sculpture 1600-2000, vol. 3 in the 5 vol. RIA Art and Architecture of Ireland (Yale 2015). She was awarded the RHA Gold Medal 2015. In 2016/17 she held the Terra Foundation Senior Fellowship at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, where she was working on Irish-American sculptors.


Mar

03

10:30

Emmet Dalton, Somme Soldier, Irish General, Film Pioneer

Sean Boyne

  • 📅Tuesday, March 3, 2020
  • 🕥10:30 - 12:00

Emmet Dalton was born in America in 1898 and taken by his Irish-American parents to live in Drumcondra, Dublin while still a small child. As a 1st Lieutenant with the Royal Dublin Fusiliers, he won the Military Cross for bravery at the Battle of the Somme. He became the IRA’s Director of Training during the War of Independence.

During the talks in London on the Anglo-Irish Treaty, he acted as adviser to the charismatic Michael Collins. When the republican movement split on the issue of the Treaty, he remained loyal to Collins, whom he idolised, and was in charge of the artillery that bombarded the IRA garrison in the Four Courts at the start of the Civil War.

As a Major General in the Free State Army, aged only 24 years, he led the seaborne invasion of Cork which turned the tide of war against the IRA. He was travelling in a touring car with Collins when the ‘Big Fellow’ was shot at Bealnablath on 22 August,1922.

Dalton subsequently became first Clerk of the Irish Senate, and later in life was involved in the film business in England, ultimately setting up Ireland’s first film studio, Ardmore, in Bray, County Wicklow. He died on his 80th birthday in 1978.

Sean Boyne was educated at O’Connell School which Dalton himself attended, and also attended UCD, graduating with a degree in History and Politics. He pursued a career in journalism, and is now retired. He has written a number of books, the most recent being a biography, ‘Emmet Dalton, Somme Soldier, Irish General, Film Pioneer’ (2014).


Mar

24

10:30

Yeats, The Arch Poet

Stella Mew

  • 📅Tuesday, March 24, 2020
  • 🕥10:30 - 12:00

After a career in education, including thirty years as Principal of Rathdown School, Stella Mew served as C.E.O. of the Yeats Society in Sligo for seven years, until retirement, but continues to enjoy Yeats !

Stella will outline how W.B.Yeats progressed from being 'The Apprentice Mage' to 'The Arch Poet, and Nobel Prize-winner, as well as a consideration of the changing themes of his poetry. She will also provide us with a brief introduction to the Yeats Exhibition in the National Library of Ireland.


Mar

31

10:30

A Visit to the W.B.Yeats Exhibition at The National Library

W.B.Yeats...

  • 📅Tuesday, March 31, 2020
  • 🕥10:30 - 12:00

...in the Library!


Apr

07

10:30

Developments at Stormont:whither Northern Ireland?

Ian Parsley

  • 📅Tuesday, April 7, 2020
  • 🕥10:30 - 12:00

Ian Parsley, skilled political commentator and Chair of the European Movement in Northern Ireland, returns to DLDK to update us on the re-emergence of community government in Northern Ireland and the implications of Brexit on it's future.


Apr

28

10:30

Botanical Drawings; science meets art

Dr.Patricia Butler

  • 📅Tuesday, April 28, 2020
  • 🕥10:30 - 12:00


May

12

10:30

Classical Architecture

Dr.Edward McParland

  • 📅Tuesday, May 12, 2020
  • 🕥10:30 - 12:00


May

26

10:30

Jonathan Swift; satirist,essayist,pamphleteer,poet & cleric, "Dean Swift"

Dr.Andrew Carpenter

  • 📅Tuesday, May 26, 2020
  • 🕥10:30 - 12:00


Jun

09

10:30

The Dublin-Belfast Railway line, a vital all Ireland link

Ronald Cox

  • 📅Tuesday, June 9, 2020
  • 🕥10:30 - 12:00


Jun

23

10:30

Passage Graves

Dr.George Sevanopolos

  • 📅Tuesday, June 23, 2020
  • 🕥10:30 - 12:00





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