Tuesday, 29 July 2008

Kilkee Civic Trust Summer Lectures at the Sweeney Memorial Public Library, Kilkee

On Wednesday evenings in July and August 2008, Kilkee Civic Trust provides a series of summer talks for adults in the Sweeney Memorial Public Library, Kilkee, on a variety subjects of local and national interest for the seventh year in row. Taking place between 8 and 10pm, they have become a key feature of the season for visitors and local residents alike. Admission is free to all members of the public with a special invitation to Summer visitors in the area.

Lectures that have so far taken place include:
“Kilkee – the Western Brighton: The development of the Seaside Resort in Victorian Ireland” by Dr. Tricia Cusack;
“Ireland’s Traditional Boats” by Chriostoir MacCarthaig;
"A Showcase for the Drama, Poetry and Paintings of Loop Head" and Kilkee Artists' "Arts in Focus" (Part One);
“Is it rational to be good?” presented by Prof. Paul Saalbach.

Come along to the following lectures yet to take place:
A presentation by John Quinn (from RTÉ’s Open Mind) on Wednesday July 30th;
Tomas MacConmara presents “Clare Involvement in the Mountjoy Riots of 1917” on
Wednesday August 6th;
Fr. Michael Casey PP presents “Zimbabwe – A Missionary Reflects on Then and Now” Wednesday August 13th;
"Arts in Focus" (Part Two) on Wednesday August 20th;
“From East to West – Growing, buying and eating local food in Clare” by Hilary Gleeson (Rural Development Officer) on Wednesday August 27th.

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