Mr. Paddy Gleeson, acting tour guide with Glasnevin Cemetery in Dublin, will present a lecture entitled “Glasnevin Cemetery, Ireland’s Necropolis,” in the Community Centre, behind the Church in Borrisoleigh, tomorrow night (Wednesday 28th May) at 8.00 pm sharp.
Expect an informative historic lecture based in particular on famous political funerals from Daniel O’Connell (6 August 1775 – 15 May 1847) often referred to as ‘The Liberator’ or ‘The Emancipator,’ to the great Irish revolutionary leader Michael Collins (16 October 1890 – 22 August 1922), latter Minister for Finance and Teachta Dála (TD) for Cork South in the First Dáil of 1919, Director of Intelligence for the IRA and member of the Irish delegation sent to England to parley during Anglo-Irish Treaty negotiations.
This event promises to be extremely informative and all are welcome to attend. Light refreshments will be served.
Note: Borrisoleigh Historical Society in conjunction with Sr. Aine Historical Society will travel to Glasnevin Cemetery on June 14th and note a few seats are still available on the bus for those who would like to take advantage of what promises to be a marvellous and informative history outing.