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Kilkee Civic Trust Talks 2017
30th August 2017 @ 8:00 pm
Speaker is Dr. Paul O’ Brien.
Topic: Millers, Merchants, Mayors, Lane Joynt Families Limerick
Dr Paul O’Brien is a lecturer in the Academic Learning Centre in Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick. Paul’s doctoral thesis, based on a hitherto undiscovered, Glynn family and business archive, examined north Munster regional history and the history of the entrepreneurial Catholic bourgeoisie under the Union and into the emergence of the New State, c.1790-1940.
The Lane Joynt family of Limerick were of Huguenot extraction and active in Limerick business and politics from the early decades of the nineteenth century.
In 1859, the Lane Joynt family married into the Glynn family of Kilrush after being introduced at the Kilkee Races.
The lecture is based on substantial primary material including many fascinating photographs which are held in the Glynn archive & it tells the story of the rise of a Limerick merchant family in the nineteenth century.
Kilkee Civic Trust is a non profit organisation working to enhance the quality of life in Kilkee, and its hinterland, by preserving and promoting its cultural heritage.
These talks are free to attend and all are welcome.