History of Man O'War and The Turk's Head - Speaker Jim Walsh
Wednesday April 25th 8pm
Town Hall Balbriggan
Jim Walsh needs no introduction and Balbriggan and District Historical Society is delighted to welcome him as our April speaker with a talk on the History of Man O'War and the Turk's Head. The Man O'War area has a fascinating History, not least in relation to the mysterious Turk's Head. What is known about it is that the wooden carving was mounted on the front of the old Man O' War Inn for many years and proved a treat for travelers using the old coach road through Fingal. Jim will reveal much more in this talk which we are all looking forward to.
Admission €5, members free
A great night was had at our quiz in the Milestone Inn on Thursday last. Well done to our quizmaster Brian Kavanagh and Kilian Harford for help with what were great questions. Congratulations to winners Jim Walsh's team and very close runners up Fran Carroll's team. Thanks to Damien and everyone at the Milestone for providing the room and all help on night, and to Supervalu, Browne's Centra, and McLoughlins Oil for sponsoring prizes. Last but not least thanks to all of you for coming along and contributing to a great night.
Our March talk The Experiences of a French Emigrant family in Ireland by Paul Bosonnet went down a treat. It was great to see so many Balbriggan Bosonnets, our speaker's cousins who came along to hear it. The talk gave a great insight into the experience of the Bosonnets in France in the aftermath of the Revolution and their life in Ireland in the later 19th century.
Looking forward to seeing you all at Jim's talk, and don't forget to spread the word about our Society and our events.
Attached is a picture of Paul Bosonnet with his Balbriggan Bosonnet cousins. Also some pictures from the quiz in The Milestone.
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Balbriggan & District Historical Society