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Historical Research Seminar on The Sack Of Balbriggan.


Local History Research Skills Seminar on The Sack of Balbriggan Saturday September 16 2017 10am - 1pm Town Hall

Calling on all budding Historians, aimed at Transition Year students, but open to all.

In 2020 the Centenary of the Sack of Balbriggan will take place and Balbriggan & District Historical Society are planning a series of events in the lead up to this. We would like to see further research done on this topic in the next few years and to that end we are hosting a half day seminar on, in association with Balbriggan Library, on how to do Historical Research. This will take place in the town hall Balbriggan from 10am to 1 pm on Saturday 16th September and this is free and open to everyone. If you would like to attend let us know so we have idea of numbers.

The following are the speakers:

Brian Gallagher who has recently published a teenager's historical novel Pawns, set during the Sack Of Balbriggan

Íde Ní Liathain, Balbriggan Library who will speak about the resources Fingal Libraries have for research

Brendan Matthews well known Community Historian who has published a book on the Sack of Balbriggan. He will give a general overview of the Sack and topics for further research and will bring along primary sources, such as newspaper clips to the talk.