Tuesday, September 22, 2015

The Persse Family of Roxborough - Loughrea Library

The Persses of Roxborough

The Persse Family of Roxborough will be the subject of an illustrated talk on                  Wednesday: 23 September, 2015 at 8pm in  Loughrea Library, former Church of Ireland, #Loughrea.

This beautifully restored library has a strong connection to the Persse family including memorial tablets belonging to the Persses of Roxborough, Moyode and others.

The Guest Speaker will be Gerry Daly – former teacher and local historian. Gerry has recently completed a thesis on local history from the period of 1700 to 1850 at the University of Limerick.

The Persses settled in Roxborough in the 17th century and from them are descended most of the Persses of County Galway including Moyode, Castleboy, the Distillery Persses of Galway City etc. Lady Gregory of Coole Park , Sir Hugh Lane and Capt. John Shaw-Taylor are numbered among the many interesting famous people connected to the Persses of Roxborough.
Light refreshments will be served.
For further information please contact 087/9069191

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