Local History Exhibition Launched In Swords

Heritage event 1Pictured at the Fingal Heritage Network's photographic exhibition at County Hall, Swords recently are, May McKeon (Balbriggan & District Historical Society), Geraldine McGovern (Cloghran Historical Society), Pat Kelly (Lusk Heritage Society), County Mayor, Cllr Darragh Butler, Anne Collins (Chair Balbriggan & District Historical Society) and Geraldine Clarke (Skerries Historical Society)

Fingal Heritage Network launched its Local History Exhibition at The Atrium, County Hall, Swords recently.

Members of heritage groups and historical societies from across the North County gathered at County Hall to launch a Local History Exhibition. The exhibition presents a snapshot of heritage across the county and showcases the work of local heritage groups and societies. Groups and societies are active in holding annual lecture series, in running museums, in documenting oral history, in undertaking original research and publishing books, to mention just some of the many activities undertaken. The Local History exhibition, as well as showcasing the activities of local groups and societies, is an opportunity to highlight this important work to a new audience and to invite people to get involved in their local heritage group or society.

County Mayor, Cllr. Darragh Butler, who launched the exhibition said, “We are very lucky to have so many groups in all parts of the county who work tirelessly to celebrate our rich history and heritage. This work, which is often unseen, is important and vital work which helps to build and sustain communities across the county.”

Heritage groups and historical societies come together each month as part of the Fingal Heritage Network to support each other in the important work they undertake. Heritage Officer, Gerry Clabby said “The Council is fully committed to supporting the work of groups across the County by working closely with the Fingal Heritage Network on an ongoing basis.”