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Kilmacanogue History Society

Our aim is to promote the collection, preservation and communication of the cultural heritage of the Kilmacanogue area and its environs.

Our next meeting will be on Tuesday 3rd October 2017
at 8.00 pm

Dublin in its Global Setting: From the World of Wood to Silicon Valley
Kevin Whelan

Professor Whelan's talk will look at the panoramic history of Dublin from the forests of the ancient clans (the O'Tooles and the O'Byrnes) across the five phases: forest, wood, brick, shadows and silicon. It will also include a history of Dublin city during the Viking period, when it was known as a 'Wood Town.' It articulates the massive expansion of the city from 1600 onwards and the importance of Dublin today, especially in the context of the Irish economy.
Professor Whelan, is director of the Keough Naughton Centre, University of Notre Dame in Dublin. He has been a visiting professor at New York University, Boston College, and Concordia University (Montreal), and has lectured in over a dozen countries. He has authored numerous articles and books, including The Tree of Liberty: radicalism, catholicism and the construction of Irish identity 1760-1830 (1996), Fellowship of Freedom: the United Irishmen and the 1798 Rebellion (1998), and the best selling Atlas of the Irish Rural Landscape (1997).

Glenview Hotel, Glen of the Downs 8.00 pm
Entry €4 (members €3) – all welcome

Unveiling of the Kilmacanogue Heritage Sign February 2013
kilmacanogue Heritage Sign
More photographs on our Photos Page
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