25th Feb. 2016

On Thursday 25th February at 8pm in the old School House, Chapel St., Slane  the Society will host a talk  entitled “The World Was His Country -the life and times of John Boyle O”Reilly”by Ian Kenneally, author, historian, and broadcaster.  He has contributed to many publications including”From the Earth, a Cry- the story of John Boyle O”Reilly” and the forthcoming “Atlas of the Irish Revolution” and has worked as a researcher for a range of documentaries for RTE, BBC, and TG4.          Ian will recount the story of John Boyle O”Reilly which has captivated people in Ireland, Australia and the United States for over a century.  He will also reveal information acquired recently on John Boyle O”Reilly’s time in the Penal Colony in Western Australia and how he survived to become a leading journalist  and civil rights activist in the United States.           For further information, look up http://www.johnboyleoreilly.com.                          Hoping to see you there!                                                          Mary McDonnell