Edward MacLysaght Commemorative Weekend - 21st, 22nd & 23rd May 2004

A weekend of events has been organised to commemorate the life of Dr. Edward MacLysaght 1887-1986. Following the publication of Eamon Mhic Giolla Iasachta by Seán Ó Ceallaig it was decided that a fitting tribute should be made in order to help perpetuate his memory. The events will be held in Tuamgraney and will run for the weekend from Friday May 21st to Sunday the 23rd. The weekend is being organised by a local committee The Edward MacLysaght Commemoration Project and with the help of members of An Clár as Gaeilge.

Dr. Edward MacLysaght was once the Chief Herald of Ireland. As a historian and Author he wrote 15 books in both Irish and English and edited over 60. He was acknowledged in his time as the foremost family historian in Ireland. His diversity has led him to be remembered for many different things and the weekend in May is set to be a celebration of all of his achievements.

The programme for the weekend is as follows:

Friday, May 21st
Lecture on “The Life and Times of Edward MacLysaght" By Seán Ó Ceallaigh, author of Eamon Mhic Giolla Iasachta
Venue: East Clare Heritage Centre, St. Cronan’s Church, Tuamgraney
Time: 8.30 p.m. Sharp
Followed by Music at Teach Uí Bhrían, Tuamgraney

Saturday, May 22nd
7.30 p.m. – Bilingual Mass in St. Joseph’s Church, Tuamgraney
Followed immediately by a Piper led procession to Tuamgraney Memorial Park where a monument will be unveiled to Edward MacLysaght.
Followed Music in Hassett’s Pub

Sunday, May 23rd
Handball tournament at Tuamgraney Handball Alley including MacLysaght Cup.
Time to be confirmed
Followed by unveiling of commemorative plaque to Edward MacLysaght who built the Alley in 1911.
Followed by Music in Joyce’ Pub

A small handbook about Edward MacLysaght, compiled by Seán Ó Ceallaigh, will be available during the weekend.
For further information contact Tomás @ 087-9160373

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