t was a packed house, as usual, for the last Festival Of History, the first of the two-day event getting off to a flying start at the Greystones Golf Club.
After the official opening by La Touche Legacy chairman George Jones, students from St Kevin’s National School got proceedings off to a colourful and musical start with a special performance.
First up at the podium was author Rosemary Cullen Owens, talking on Irish Votes For Women, whilst the National Museum of Ireland’s Noel Campbell presented The Enemy Within: The Spanish Flu in County Wicklow 1918-19.
The evening was completed by Dr Martin O’Donoghue from NUI Galway, and his talk, The Legacy Of The Irish Parliamentary Party In The Irish Free State.
Tomorrow’s line-up is just as full, and you can check it out here.
Big thanks to John McGowan for capturing today’s historical love-in.