“From the Liffey to The Boyne” Songs and Lore from Fingal and East Meath

Speaker: David O’Connor

Time and Date: Wednesday May 26th 8pm via Zoom
Balbriggan & District Historical Society were delighted to present our first talk via Zoom.  For this we welcomed back a fond friend of the Society David O’Connor for a talk that we hope was entertaining and informative.

David O Connor is a retired ESB man from Ballyboughal who has a lifelong interest in History Folklore and Song, in particular relating to the Fingal/East Meath area. He has collected,and sings approx 40 songs of varying quality from this area. You will also be familiar with him as a former Councillor and Mayor of Fingal and for his lifelong involvement with Irish cricket. The presentation features a mix of story and songs about Bellewstown Races, The Gladstone Gaels of Balbriggan Town, Hampton Hall Green, Rachel the Ruby of Rush, Michaels Wake, and plenty more of the same ilk.

You can enjoy a recording of the presentation below