Roundwood & District Historical & Folklore Society

The next meeting of the Society will take place on Monday the 25th of January 2016 in Kavanaghs/Vartry House, Roundwood at 6.30 p.m commencing with a Press Reception at which details of our Society’s events to commemorate the 1916 Rising will be announced.

After the Press Reception on the 25th January 2016 we will have a special evening of folklore and entertainment.

The commemoration programme which commences on Friday the 26th of February 2016 includes the launch of the booklet “Wicklow and the 1916 Rising “ (Author Martin Timmons) at 8.00 p.m. In the Parish Centre, Roundwood. At 8.15 p.m. Professor Kevin Whelan will talk on “The Development of Nationalism from 1603-1905”

The Seminar continues on Saturday the 27th of February in the Parish Centre, Roundwood, at which 5 national prominent historians and writers will give lectures on different aspects of events of the 1916 Easter Rising.

In April 2016 the Society will erect a memorial to commemorate all who took part in the 1916 Rising.

The seminar is an all ticket event. Tickets cost €20 each and may be purchased from

C.J. Galligan (01 2818136,) Derek Neilson (01 2818118) Monica Farrell

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We look forward to seeing members and friends in Kavanaghs/Vartry House on Monday the 25thJanuary 2016 at 6.30 p.m for this special evening.


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