The aim of the Kilmacud Stillorgan Local History Society is to promote and sustain an interest in our culture, heritage and history, particularly with regard to Kilmacud Stillorgan and the adjoining areas
The Lost Village of Milltown – a talk by Patrick Salmon
Obelisk 2023 – – – – on Sale
The seventeenth edition of the Society’s annual journal, Obelisk, was launched in the Function Room, Glenalbyn on Thursday 24 November. Our previous two launches were ‘virtual’ because of Government advice relating to covid. It was good to be back ‘live’.
Please view our five minute YouTube video to get a short description of each of the articles.
As always we pay a special thanks to our contributors for their very enthusiastic response with material and without whose stories there would be no Obelisk. Over the years Obelisk has accumulated a rich trove of articles that help to give us a fuller picture of daily life and the streetscape of times past.
Take a few minutes and look at our video presentation on back issues.
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Most Recent Talk – – – 12 January
Our last talk was in the Function Room, Glenalbyn, on Thursday 12 January at 8pm. It was given by Helen Litton and was titled :
Kathleen Clarke – my Great-aunt
Kathleen Clarke’s story is one of incredible personal courage and commitment. She knew and worked with many of the major figures in modern Irish history, like Eamon De Valera, Michael Collins, Padraig Pearse and James Connolly.
She was entrusted with all the plans and decisions of the Irish Republican Brotherhood prior to the Rising. In its aftermath her husband, Tom Clarke, and her only brother, Ned Daly, were both executed.
She was a leading figure in Cumann na mBan and a member of the Executive of Sinn Féin during the War of Independence.
In 1939, she became the first female Lord Mayor of Dublin.
Helen Litton is a grand-niece of Kathleen Clarke. She is an historian and author, with an M.A. in History and Archaeology from UCD. Her research has focused on the political history of Ireland, the Great Irish Famine and the Easter Rising. Helen is the editor of Revolutionary Woman, the autobiography of Kathleen Clarke.
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