Library hosts local history lectures

The first of a new series of local history lectures dealing with the library’s resources for local historians takes place at Carrick-on-Suir Library this evening, Wednesday, October 10.

The first of a new series of local history lectures dealing with the library’s resources for local historians takes place at Carrick-on-Suir Library this evening, Wednesday, October 10.

All the lectures are being organised by Carrick-on-Suir Library to encourage networking and the sharing of local history and lore between people, who have an interest in parish history.

All lectures in the series have a local theme and will cover topics like Carrick-on-Suir people, who fought in WWI; Medieval churches and high crosses around Carrick-on-Suir, Ormond Castle, the Census of 1798, tracing your family roots and resources available.

Mary Guinan Darmody from the Tipperary Studies section of Tipperary Libraries will give the first lecture on “Resources in the

Library for the Local Historian” at Carrick Library at 7pm today (Wednesday). The event is free of charge.

Places are limited, so please contact Maura Barrett or Carol Delaney on (051) 640591 or e-mail: carrick@tipperarylibraries.ie to book a place.

The history lecture series follows hot on the heels of a fascinating and informative talk on “Characters of Old Carrick” given by local historian and tour guide Tom Walsh at Carrick-on-Suir Library.

The event, organised by the Library in conjunction with Carrick-on-Suir Active Retirement Association, attracted a full house and was very well received.

Librarian Maura Barrett described Tom as “a store house of local history” and thanked him for all his effots.

“He gives of his time and knowledge enthusiastically and we are very lucky to have him do this talk.” People attending the talk availed of a cup of tea and some barm brack afterwards.