The fifth annual Fingal Festival of History was launched by the Mayor of Fingal Cllr. Seána Ó Rodaigh on earlier today.
This year’s festival will take place online with all talks being made available on the Fingal Libraries YouTube channel and social media platforms throughout the week of the festival from September 25th to October 2nd.
The fesitval programme features the History at the Castle day with a variety of speakers presenting on topics relating to Partition, The Truce, The Anglo-Irish Treaty and other political conditions relevant during this period of Ireland’s history.
The Mayor of Fingal Cllr Seána Ó’Rodaigh said that “this year’s Fingal Festival of History brings together an excellent mix of local and national topics which will appeal to anyone with an interest in the Irish revolutionary period.
“It incorporates music, song & history recorded in the wonderful Swords Castle setting, which is a rich source of history and a notable cultural attraction.”
County Librarian Betty Boardman said: “Although library services are gradually coming back to normal, it will be some time yet before we can welcome live audiences to events in libraries.
“This year’s Festival of History will be held online, with the talks recorded and broadcast for people to enjoy on Fingal Libraries YouTube channel and our social media platforms.
“The Events Team in Libraries have put together a fascinating programme covering the subjects of Partition, The Truce & The Anglo-Irish Treaty, alongside topics of local interest such as The Coastguard Station at Robswall & The Great Northern Railway.
Full programme of events can be found here: https://www.fingal.ie/sites/default/files/2021-09/b23419-fingal-festival-of-history-2021.pdf