"Poor Green Erin" A German Travel Writers' Narratives on Ireland
On Monday the 25th of April 2016 at 8.00 p.m in the Parish Hall, Roundwood, Professor Eoin Bourke, Emeritus Professor National University, Galway, will talk on his book “Poor Green Erin” German Travel Writers’ Narratives on Ireland from Before the 1798 Rising to After the Great Famine.
The book presents the accounts of 29 German travel writers throughout their time in Ireland from the 1780’s to the 1860’s and chronicles their experiences from both the splendor and squalor of Dublin, descriptions of the “big houses” the amount of absentee landlords,the poverty which existed throughout the country and a most interesting account of a visit to Derrynane, home of “The Liberator”/Daniel O Connell.
The talk will be most interesting and we look forward to seeing you.
On Sunday the 24th of April 2016 at 12 midday in the Town Square, Newtownmountkennedy,Local Hero Robert Monteith will be remembered with the unveiling of a monument to Captain Monteith, the raising of the flag, with music and entertainment in the Community Hall afterwards. All members of the Society are invited to this special occasion,