Encouraging an awareness of the history and heritage of Clontarf and its environs...
The society was established in 1978 and is a member of the Federation of Local History Societies. The main objective of the society is the encouragement of an awareness of the history and heritage of Clontarf and its environs by researching and recording the history of the area and its people, and by promoting this through regular lectures, talks, discussions, and outings.
However, the societys interests are not confined exclusively to matters of local interest, so our monthly lectures cover a wide range of topics, both local and national. Consequently, our meetings are of interest to all who have either a wide interest in historical topics or to those whose interest is purely local.
The society is anxious to record all matters of historical interest to Clontarf, so if anyone has documents, photographs, or other records that have a bearing on the area they are encouraged to make contact with the society. If the owners wish to retain the originals, especially photographs, the society would welcome an opportunity of scanning the material, saving it, and returning the originals without any undue delay, even within a few hours.
'The next talk in the series commemorating the Battle of Clontarf will be held on Monday 10 March 2014 at 8.15pm.
'Brian Boru and his Dal Cais origins'
by Dr Cathy Swift, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick
The talk will also include the first introduction of Pete St.John's composition "March for Brian Boru".