TITLE - Ireland & World War 2, EIRE sign No.7 ...and beyond...
Leader - Dr.Michael Kennedy

Tue, 03/09/2019

10:30 - 12:00 

By popular acclaim, Dr.Michael Kennedy, Historian and Archivist at the Royal Irish Academy, will return to talk to us about Ireland in the 2nd World War, on the 80th anniversary of the commencement of that terrible conflagration, on the recovery of our local EIRE No.7 aerial sign and on the decade after the war ended up to our UN membership. Michael Kennedy is the Executive Editor of the Documents on Irish Foreign Policy series published by the Royal Irish Academy. Previously, Michael lectured in Modern and Irish History at Queen's University Belfast. He received his PhD from University College Dublin in 1994. He is co-editor of Documents on Irish Foreign Policy, volumes I to IX and a native of Dalkey.


TITLE - James Joyce : who in their right mind would want to read Ulysses?:
Leader - Dr.Seamus Cannon

Tue, 17/09/2019

10:30 - 12:00 

Dr Séamus Cannon, Joycean enthusiast and former Director of the Blackrock Education Centre , is a well -known local historian and educator. He is also a woodworker/furniture maker and recently helped construct a traditional Donegal currach. Séamus is chairperson of the Friends of Joyce Tower Society, a volunteer group which staffs the Tower 365 days a year. He presents a course ‘Reading Ulysses’ each year in which he encourages like-minded eccentrics to read Ulysses, leading them through Joyce’s masterpiece in a series of lectures and walks. We are delighted that Seamus has agreed to come to DLDK to give us his hugely entertaining and informing talk on this internationally recognised work of genius from one of Ireland's best- known literary giants. The illustrated talk is packed with anecdotal and amusing insights and illustrations and will re-vamp your interest in Ulysses and Joyce."


TITLE - The Law of the Sea; historic waters and historic rights...and wrongs!
Leader - Dr.Clive Symmons

Tue, 01/10/2019

10:30 - 12:00 

Dr Clive Symmons is a Visiting Research Fellow in the School of Law ,TCD and was formerly also Adjunct Professor of Law in UCG. He has taught and researched on international law topics for many years on both sides of the Irish Sea, with a specialisation in the Law of the Sea, on which topic he has written several books and many articles; the most recent being Historic Rights and Historic Waters in the Law of the Sea:A Modern Reappraisal,2nd ed.2019. He has also been involved in advisory and consultancy work on international maritime disputes, and most recently has been much engaged in the South China Sea dispute; on which he has given papers all over the Far East in the last five years,many of which are now published as book chapters. The South China Sea dispute is an on-going low-level conflict over the waters of the vast South China Sea between the 5 neighbouring States. This regional sea contains numerous islands, reefs and rocks, most of which are subject to competing claims of sovereignty by the surrounding States. In recent years the Philippines took China to international arbitration over various legal aspects of the dispute; but China refused to accept the jurisdiction of the arbitral tribunal.


TITLE - The Secret of Life
Leader - Dr.Robert Barklie

Tue, 15/10/2019

10:30 - 12:00 

A short book entitled “ What is Life ? “ , written by the Nobel prize winning physicist Erwin Schrodinger , was published in 1944. It inspired several scientists to seek an answer and this talk presents the dramatic story of how two of them found a response - a scientific discovery that many rank as the most important of the twentieth century.


TITLE - Life on the Burren
Leader - Dr.George Sevastopolu

Tue, 29/10/2019

10:30 - 12:00 


TITLE - AGM & Membership Renewal ( 12 & also 19 November)
Leader - Members

Tue, 12/11/2019

10:30 - 12:00 

Prior to and after the AGM, there will be an opportunity to renew your U3A DLDK membership. There will be a further opportunity to renew your membership on 19th November at 10.30-12.00 in the St.Joseph's Centre.


TITLE - Our Annual End-of-Term Musical event
Leader - Susie Kennedy

Tue, 26/11/2019

10:30 - 12:00 



Print Date: 21 Aug 2019