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July 2015 Dromana 800

Series of Talks to mark Dromana 800 

2015 celebrates the 800th anniversary of the charter from King John to the Norman knight Thomas Fitz Anthony, Seneschal of Leinster, granting Thomas the present-day counties of Waterford and Cork in Ireland. From the time when Thomas Fitz Anthony’s daughter married John Fitz Thomas FitzGerald, their descendants have lived at Dromana house, Villierstown. The FitzGeralds have been an integral part of the community since the thirteenth century.
Dromana 800 is a celebration of people and place. There are few families in Ireland today whose history is so well documented. On 3 July there will be a seminar which will include the following distinguished speakers: Julian Walton, Ken Nicholls, Dr Anthony Malcomson, Peter Murray, Robert O’Byrne, Dr. Diarmuid Scully. 
Other events include music, house tours, Georgian fete, Commemoration of Battle of Affane, genealogy consultations.
To find out details of the full programme of events consult the web site – www.dromana800.com.

Venue's: Dromana, Villierstown

Dates: 2nd to 5th July 2015

Ernest Walton Commemorative Coin on Display in Museum

This limited edition collector coin is issued to commemorate the life and work of Ernest Walton, the only Irish person to win a Nobel Prize in science. It is a €15 Silver Proof Coin issued by the Central Bank of Ireland.

Ernest Walton was born in AbbeysideCounty Waterford. In 1922 he won scholarships to Trinity College, Dublin for the study of mathematics and science. He was awarded bachelors and master's degrees from Trinity in 1926 and 1927, respectively. The "Walton Causeway Park" in Dungarvan, Co. Waterford was dedicated in his honour with Walton himself attending the ceremony in 1989. He died in Belfast on 25 June 1995, aged 91.

21 January 2015 "1914 Sleepwalking into War"

An Illustrated Lecture by Julian Walton
titled "1914 Sleepwalking into War"

Historian Julian Walton is a former secondary school
teacher whose interest in this subject arose from classroom discussions on the origins of what contemporaries called
 "The Great War".
He has made a special study of Europe in the years leading up to the war and in this lecture he provides his own "take" on the subject.

Venue: Town Hall Theatre, Friary St., Dungarvan

Date: Wednesday 21st January 2015

Time: 8pm.

Admission: €5-

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