Stanley Woods won seven Ulster Grand Prix and between 1922-1939 he raced in 37 Isle of Man TT’s winning 10. David Crawford talk will tell how he met and became friends with Stanley Woods, a one time resident of St Thomas Road, and will have his extensive collection of Stanley Woods memorabilia on display.
Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann presents a journey through 500 years of Ireland’s History through Irish traditional music and song. Introduced by Siobháin Ní Chonaráin. All welcome.
The Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht have launched two schemes to help fund built heritage projects. The schemes will support the owners and custodians of protected structures. Applications open until 31 January 2019. The Built Heritage Investment Scheme (€1,500-€15,000) is for the repair and conservation of structures that are protected under the Planning and Development Act 2000. The Historic Structures Fund (€20,000-€50,000) assists with works to safeguard certain historic structures into the future.
Despite a population of less than 20, Mount Merrion lost a life to The Somme.
Ruth Ferguson’s talk will explore the history of UCD from it’s origins in the Catholic University of Ireland to it’s move to Belfield in the 20th century. The historic houses which form the Belfield campus will also be discussed.
The new MMHS season opens on Thursday Oct 4th at 8pm in the Community Centre in Mount Merrion. For those who wish to become members or wish to renew their membership of MMHS please arrive at 7.30pm.