YEAR 2013-2014

The Committee will make every effort to keep to this programme.   However, changes may have to be made if speakers or venues are unavailable through unforeseen circumstances


SEPTEMBER 2013                                                                                 

Thursday 12th    Phil Dunne, MA

“The American Dream and Black Writers”

Thursday 26th     
Paul Williams, Crime Journalist, Author of   ” The General”
 title  of talk tonight    “Investigative Journalism”



Thursday 10th   Eric Dempsey, Professional Bird Guide, Speaker, Author, Photographer

“A Year of Birds with Eric Dempsey”



Thursday 24th Gerry Murphy, Meteorologist, Weather Presenter

“Forecasting and Communicating the Weather”



Thursday 10th    Pat Liddy, Historian

Where did Dublin come from”

Thursday 28th   Dr. Matthew Jebb ,

Matthew Jeb

Director National Botanic Gardens

“In praise of plants”




Thursday 12th December

 Christmas Celebration by Guild Members (programme later)


Thursday 9th   Robert Ballagh, Artist, Painter, Designer

“An Artist’s Perspective”

Thursday 23rd   Seamus Martin, Journalist, Author, Retired International Editor of the Irish Times

“ A life in Journalism”


Thursday 13th   Brother Kevin Crowley OFM Cap., Director of  The Capuchin  Day Centre for Homeless People,  Church Street

Fundraising Auction in aid of the Centre at this Meeting.    Tom Scollan  Auctioneer


Thursday 27th   Anne Doyle, Journalist, Presenter, Retired RTE News Reader.           

“Spreading the News”


Thursday 13th   Rachael English, Journalist, Broadcaster, Author

“From News to Novel”

Thursday 27th    Professor Joe Barry, School of Medicine TCD

“Social Medical Issues”


Thursday 10th   Dr Anna Clarke, International Night : Peru


Thursday 24th    Ami O’ Regan, Dietary Counsellor                   

“You are what You Eat and Absorb”


Thursday 8th    Abdullahi -El- Tom, Senior Lecturer, Anthropology Department, NUI Maynooth.

“Darfur the Worst Humanitarian Disaster of the Twentieth Century”- Kofi Annan

Thursday 22nd    AGM and  Competition for Mary Clarke Cup


Thursday 12th June   Anne O’ Dea, Guild Member

“Summer Flowers”                                            




Guild Meetings are held on second and fourth Thursday each month at 7:30 p.m (September – June). New members are always welcome to join us. Our email is: and our phone number is 086 0510832.