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Frank Lawless 1870-1922: Fingal's Revolutionary Politician by Declan Brady, Wednesday April 27th 8pm

Title: Frank Lawless, 1870-1922: Fingal's Revolutionary Politician Speaker: Declan Brady Date: Wednesday April 27th 8pm Venue: Bracken Court Hotel Balbriggan (Note new venue)



Balbriggan & District Historical Society presents Frank Lawless, 1870-1922: Fingal's Revolutionary Politician by Declan Brady, Wednesday April 27th 8pm Bracken Court Hotel. Admission €5, members free Frank Lawless is well known for his involvement with the Fingal Battalion and the Battle of Ashbourne in 1916, but he had a long and influential career in local politics, which reflected his journey from a supporter of Parnell to the revolutionary who fought in 1916 and in The War of Independence. Like his father he served as a poor law guardian in Balrothery, and his brothers and children were involved in the political and cultural movements that helped shaped Irish Independence and the early years of the Irish Free State. This talk revisits Frank's journey and the key role he played as a local political leader in Fingal. We enjoyed a fantastic Zoom talk from Declan Brady last year on elections and local government in North Dublin and are really looking forward to this live talk from Declan.

If you missed Jim Walsh's March talk on the Irish National Foresters - St Molaga Branch, No.315 (Balbriggan) 1897-1942 don't worry you can view it on our website here: https://balbrigganhistory.com/march-talk-irish-national-foresters-st-molaga-branch-no-315-balbriggan-1897-1942-jim-walsh/ and on Youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mw8dd4nQghk

Looking forward to seeing you all next week and please spread the word about our Society to your friends and neighbours.

Le gach dea-ghuí

Bernie Kelly

PRO

You will find a number of recorded talks on our youtube channel and also on our website www.Balbrigganhistory.com https://www.facebook.com/BalbrigganHistoricalSociety/ twitter @Balbrigganhistsoc Instagram @balbrigganhistoricalsociety