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‘Ireland in the 1950’s’

Wed. 30th October: ‘The boycott at Fethard-on-Sea, 1957’

One of the most dramatic events in the history of the modern Irish state, the boycott at Fethard-on-Sea was directed at the local Protestant population by their Catholic neighbours. The cause was a dispute over a mixed marriage, i.e. a marriage between a Catholic and a Protestant. A fascinating insight into the Ireland of the 1950’s.

Dr Eugene Broderick taught history and served as Principal in the Mercy School Waterford. He completed MA and PhD degrees in history at UCC. He has written and lectured extensively on various aspects of nineteenth and twentieth century Irish history. This is his seventh series of talks since 2016 on 20th century Ireland.

This Wednesday the 30th October at 1:15 pm in the Garden Room of the award winning Medieval Museum.

Booking is highly recommended!

Only €5 for this exciting talk and all proceeds go towards the museum acquisition and conservation fund.

Contact the reception at the Medieval Museum or the Bishop’s Palace, phone 0761 10 2501 or email [email protected] to book your tickets.

Wednesday the 30th of October, at 1:15 pm sharp, Medieval Museum, Viking Triangle, Waterford.