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'Dawn of the Millennium'
© Joe Murray.

Dawn of the Millennium  over the Mill Pond, Skerries Skerries Historical Society - Official Website

Skerries Historical Society

The Mill Pond
Skerries at 9am
1st. Jan. 2000


We promote awareness and conservation of local history, heritage, folklore and artifacts.
The Society's main area of interest is Skerries and north east Fingal.

Next Monthly Lecture

Dr. Gillian O'Brien

Irish Primary Education in the 19th. Century

Gillian O'Brien is from Skerries and is now a Senior Lecturer in History at Liverpool John Moores University. She researches and writes about a variety of topics including Irish-America; Irish Republican History; Education History and Sensational Crime. The talk is based on a book she co-wrote with Dr Garret FitzGerald, 'Irish Primary Education in the Early Nineteenth Century'. This study is based on the data compiled by an 1824 British Parliamentary Inquiry on the Irish schools system which formed the basis of the National Education system. The analysis shows that there was a considerable amount of mixed denominational education at the time. It also shows that at that stage ‘hedge schools’ were almost all taking place in some kind of structure and not in the open air.

Lecture is at 8.15pm on Tuesday 9th Sept 2014

S.H.S meets in Keane's Bus Bar

All are welcome to attend the monthly talks.

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