Series 12 of the Dunhill History Lectures returns to the Dunhill Multi-Education Centre running for ten weeks, every Thursday from 11th January to 15th March, starting at 8pm.
With a comprehensive line-up of local and national historians, the lectures will last about 1 hour, are free to attend and each will be followed by a Q&A session and light refreshments.
The line-up is as follows:
11 Jan Julian Walton: Despicable jackals, gallant submariners, and Waterford in the World War I U-boat campaign
18 Jan Kieran Walsh: From war to wine, from shipping to sport: Irish-French links over 300 years
25 Jan Tony Hennessy: “My Ancestor was sent to Jail – Hooray!” The Petty Sessions Court and prison records as genealogical sources
1 Feb Una Kealy: The life and work of Waterford dramatist Teresa Deevy
8 Feb Joan Johnson: Waterford’s Quaker Heritage
15 Feb Eugene Broderick: Noel Browne, Minister for Health 1948-1951
22 Feb Pat McCarthy: William Jasper McSweeney, the Waterpark boy who established the Irish Air Corps
1 March Julian Walton: Lions in the bedroom, painting the town red, and the rake reformed: Henry, third Marquess of Waterford, 1811-1859
8 March Julian Walton: Louisa Marchioness of Waterford: a bicentenary assessment, 1818-2018
15 March Roy Dooney: The building of Dunmore Harbour