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'Ireland and the Russian Revolution: Lost Opportunities or Lost Illusions?' An upcoming Talk

Date: Wednesday, 31st May 2017

Time: 8 p.m.

Venue: Town Hall, Balbriggan

Title: 'Ireland and the Russian Revolution: Lost Opportunities or Lost Illusions?'

Speaker: Padraig Yeates

Balbriggan & District Historical Society's last talk of the spring schedule will take place at 8pm on Wednesday May 31st in the Town Hall Balbriggan. 2017 marks the 100 anniversary of the Russian Revolution so it is appropriate that we are marking this with a talk called Ireland and the Russian Revolution: Lost Opportunities or Lost Illusions" . It is always interesting to look at world events in an Irish context and our talk will also focus on Irish labour history of the era.

Our speaker is Padraig Yeates who is very well known as a social and labour Historian as well as a publicist, journalist and trade union activist. His book "Lockout" is considered the standard work on the great Dublin labour dispute of 1913. He is also author of the acclaimed A City in Wartime, A City in Turmoil and A City in Revolution. This is a great opportunity to hear this well known speaker in a local setting, and we look forward to seeing you on the night. Admission is €5 - members free.

While this will be our last talk before the summer break but don't worry we have some other events in June which you can attend. We will be having our annual Historical walkabout as part of Summerfest on Saturday 2nd June. We welcomed the Old Dublin Society to Balbriggan for a walkabo

ut led by Jim Walsh last Saturday and they loved it. Also save Saturday June 24th in your diary as we will have our annual outing on that day. We will let you know the details at our talk on the 31st.

Looking forward to seeing you at our talk and don't forget to spread the word to all your family and friends.

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