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Byrne Perry Summer School – feast of heritage

Byrne Perry invites you to join John Bowman, historian and broadcaster, who will give the Opening Lecture  at the 24th Byrne Perry Summer School on Friday, 29 June, at 7.30pm. He will speak on Irish women since 1916: from marginalisation to liberation.

These events are free. All are welcome. To book your place, telephone Gorey Library at 053-942 1481.

On Saturday morning in Gorey Library, Byrne Perry will explore the history of Gorey and North Wexford in a series of short presentations and collect images for the Gorey 400 book at Gorey library.

A bus tour leaves Civic Square at 2pm for several historic sites in the surrounding area (see below). Bus tour costs €10, pay on the day, to book telephone 053-9483 808.

The theme of Byrne Perry this year is change. John Bowman talks about some of the many women in Ireland who have led the change agenda on the Friday night.

On Saturday, the theme moves to change in the local area, to the Gorey 400 book project.

There will be a series of four short presentations and people are also invited to bring original documentation they have of the Gorey area over the last 400 years and to talk to the local historian team. The items and images can also be scanned for Gorey 400, a joint North Wexford Historical Society and Byrne Perry book project .

The bus tour on Saturday afternoon, 30th June, from 2pm, of historic sites around Gorey gives people the opportunity to learn about some of the many cultural sites in the wider Gorey area. These include:

Ram and Esmonde demenses

Restored Pugin Church at Kilanerin

Limerick plantation village and 1798 encampment

Bann Valley Bronze and Iron age landscape

Monumental sculptures at Kilnenor

Site of Coolgreaney evictions

1921 ambush site

1798leaders from North Wexford

Recent Bronze and Iron Age discoveries along the N11

The bus tour leaves Gorey Civic Square at 2.00pm sharp on Saturday 30th June. It offers great value at €10 per person for a three and a half hour tour. All are welcome but places must be pre booked. To book your place telephone Mary at 053-9483808

 

 

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