Hope you like our new Logo, which encompasses two important historical monuments in Raheny; St. Assam's Church and The Marie Hayes Cross. Thanks to graphic designer David Cunniffe. www.davidcunniffe.com
Denis McIntyre recented lauched his latest book "Bram Stoker and the Irishness of Dracula" at the Bram Stoker Hotel on Clontarf Road. Joe Duffy did the honours on the night to a packed house. A new Bram Stoker Museum and Cinema in the hotel were also officially opened on the night. Check it out!
This website recently launced is essentially about the development of Kilbarrack between 1950 and 1965. It gives the story through photos, video, personal memories etc. Its a great initiative - congratulations. Check it out on http://kilbarrackstory.ie/
Raheny Heritage Society just held their annual general meeting and are delighted to announce their new officers and committee for 2013, there has been no change from 2012.
This week Raheny Library celebrated its 40th Anniversary. Many members of the Raheny Heritage Society participated in the festivities. Terri & the Library staff arranged a wonderful evening with music, singing and food. The Lord Mayor Naoise O Muirí attended and joined in the celebrations.
The Raheny Heritage Society would like to welcome back all our members after the summer break. Our first Family History meeting will be on the 12th September, followed by our first Local History meeting on the 26th September. We would like to thank all our members who assisted at and visited our stand at this years Rose Festival in Saint Anne's Park. Also a special thanks to Mary Dunne and John Dyer for leading our Heritage Week Event and for all those who assisted. Hope you can join us at either our meetings or talks over the coming months. New members always welcome.
As part of the Bram Stoker Centenary Events, the Raheny Heritage Society will host a "Centenary Reception" in The Crypt, Christ Church Cathedral on Saturday 7th July. This week is a week of celebration of Bram Stoker, with various events organised and also a Stoker Family gathering in Dublin. The reception will be held in the atmospheric 12th century Crypt, underneath Christ Church Catherdral, the oldest structure in Dublin City. The Lord Mayor will be in attendance and will present Certificates of Irish Heritage to members of the Stoker Family who have travelled from the USA and UK. Invitation only. This event is supported by the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.
This weeks National Heritage Week runs from 18th to the 26th August 2012. All events must be registered by 31st May for inclusion in the National Event Guide which is distributed throughout Ireland and Europe. This year the weeks kicking off with a Built Heritage Day. The aim is to highlight the rich and varied built heritage that Ireland has to offer and to encourage all owners of historic buildings to open their doors to the public during National Heritage Week. Full information can be found on www.heritageweek.ie
This April we celebrate the centenary of the death of Bram Stoker. Raheny Heritage Society in conjunction with the Clontarf Historical Society will kick off the Centenary Year celebrations with 'A Grand Soiree' in the birthplace of Bram Stoker.
A new six-part series commences on RTE1 on Tuesday 6th March at 7pm.
Raheny Heritage Society member Claire Gogarty gives talk to Clontarf Historical Society on Monday 13th February. Lecture entitled 'The architectural history of houses in Clontarf'
See events page for further details.
Our current project is researching the history of the Howth Road, from Fairview to Blackbanks.