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Jun

16

11:00

IRISH BOTANICAL ART: drawn from nature

Dr.Patricia Butler

  • 📅Tuesday, June 16, 2020
  • 🕥11:00 - 12:00
  • 🏟ZOOM meeting (map)

This wide-ranging talk will include the following topics: the history of botanical illustration in a European context; Irish botanical illustrators from c. 1729; plant illustration as part of the Ordnance Survey of Ireland from c. 1835 onward, and women and their contribution to Irish botanical illustration in the 19th century.

Patricia is Guest Curator for the exhibition ‘Drawn from Nature’, which is now scheduled to take place place at the National Gallery of Ireland from July 20th and run until September 1st, 2020.


Jun

30

11:00

The Maamtrasna Murders

Paul Humphries

  • 📅Tuesday, June 30, 2020
  • 🕥11:00 - 12:00
  • 🏟ZOOM meeting (map)

The Maamtrasna Murders – An Injustice Done

On the night of August 17th 1882, five members of the Joyce family were brutally murdered in their cottage in the Maamtrasna area of Co. Mayo.

This presentation is not only a story of murder, but also of revenge, lies, a corrupt justice system, and language.

Paul’s background is in the aviation industry where he was an air traffic controller at Dublin airport before moving to France as a researcher on pan-European air traffic projects. Many of us recall the wonderful talk he gave us at U3A DLDK on that topic a while ago.

His 24 years in France, working in a multi-national environment, gave him an interest in languages, especially their historical and cultural aspects.

Hence his interest in the case of the Maamtrasna murders and the subsequent trials of the mostly Irish speaking accused in an English speaking justice system.


Jul

14

11:00

Swift & His World

Dr.Andrew Carpenter

  • 📅Tuesday, July 14, 2020
  • 🕥11:00 - 12:00
  • 🏟ZOOM meeting (map)


Jul

28

11:00

Edward Lee: Model Employer & Man of Moral Courage

Michael Lee

  • 📅Tuesday, July 28, 2020
  • 🕥11:00 - 12:00
  • 🏟ZOOM meeting (map)

Edward Lee was born in 1853 in Tyrrellspass, Co.Westmeath, to a methodist family. In 1885 he opened his first drapery shop, Edward Lee and Co. in Bray Co Wicklow, quickly followed by a second shop in Kingstown, now Dun Laoghaire. Recognised for his caring attitude towards his employees, he also had a strong social conscience. As Chairman of Bray Housing Committee, Edward Lee oversaw the erection of houses for the working people of the borough. During the Dublin Lockout of 1913 he disagreed with the tactics of the other employers headed by William Martin Murphy and joined the Dublin Peace Committee set up by Tom Kettle. A devoted family man, Edward and his wife Annie had nine children, but only four boys survived into adulthood. During the Great War of 1914-18 two of his sons were killed. While the business prospered, there was also great sadness. Michael Lee, a great grandson will tell Edward Lee's story.

Bio

Michael Lee is a great-grandson of Edward Lee. he has researched the Lee family history for many years. he has also carried out much research into Irish involvement in the Great War of 1914-1918 and has written over 40 mini biographies of local Irish people who died, including Edward Lee's two sons. Retired from RTE where he worked as Senior news Cameraman, Michael has worked on numerous TV Documentaries for RTE, including Gallipoli: Ireland's Forgotten Heroes and Fr.Browne's Forgotten War. He is also a photographer and painter.





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