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2021 Winter Webinar Series

Over the past few months Age Action has run talks, via zoom, for its U3A network and members. The next series of talks are listed below. You can join any of the talks via Zoom, the only restriction is that they are limited to the first 100 attendees.  All events are free to join and you do not have to be a member of Age Action.

If you cannot join on the day (or the number of attendees exceeds 100) then you can find links to all of the talks on the Age Action You Tube Channel - CLICK HERE

Wednesday February 10th at 10.30am

St Valentine & how he came to rest in Whitefriar Street Church - Fr. Simon Nolan, O.Carm. Prior, Whitefriar Street

Since St Valentine was martyred there have been various basilicas, churches and monasteries built over the site of his grave. In the early 1800's his remains were discovered along with a small vessel tinged with his blood and some other artefacts. An Irish Carmelite, John Spratt, known in Ireland for his skills as a preacher and  for his work among the poor and destitute in Dublin’s Liberties area, was visiting Rome at the time. Asked to preach at the Jesuit Church in the city, the Gésu, as a token of esteem Pope Gregory XVI presented him with the remains of Saint Valentine. Fr. John was responsible for the building of what we know now as the Church to Our Lady of Mount Carmel on Whitefriar Street in Dublin city centre

Meeting ID: 813 5068 6979   Passcode: U3A2021

Wednesday February 17th at 10.30am

The 50 Francis Street Photographer - Suzanne Behan

From religious processions and Dublin traditions, to when women drank in the snug and the 'good suit' came in and out of the pawn shop when needed. The 50 Francis Street Archive is a unique collection of stunning, original photographs, a fascinating social history and celebration of people and places from the Photographer John Walsh’s life’s works. John Walsh ran his photography business out of a small shop on 50 Francis Street in inner city Dublin. For over fifty years, he took thousands of photos on all aspects of Dublin life -street photography, iconic religious events, social life, tenement life, and a first hand  view of life in this era,  In this talk  the images from the 50's and 60's are brought to life by his granddaughter Suzanne Behan, who will give us a unique and nostalgic look of an integral part of changing city.

Meeting ID: 813 5068 6979   Passcode: U3A2021

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