Ms. Molly Adrian

As part of the Fingal Festival of History


15/09/2020 at 12:00am

The Fingal Festival of History takes place between the 12th – 19th September

This year’s festival will focus on the Sack of Balbriggan as 2020 is the centenary year for this event in history.

All Castle talks this year will be recorded in the Chapel at Swords Castle and will be available on Fingal Libraries YouTube channel and across our social media platforms.

Ms. Molly Adrian – Lou Boland

Lou will tell of the life of Mary (Molly) Adrian, a woman who was brought up and lived for the main part of her life in North Dublin. Molly played an important role during the 1916 Rising and in the subsequent years of the struggle. Molly held elected office as a Member of the Balrothery Board of Guardians and was deeply involved in the affairs of her community.

Lou Boland originally from Kildare has lived in North Dublin for the past fifty years. She has developed an interest in and love of the rural area of North County Dublin and the involvement of its people in the 1916 Rising and the War of Independence

Additionally there is also an exhibition associated with the Fingal Festival of History

Exhibition – Sack of Balbriggan

Fingal Local Studies & Archives have produced an exhibition about the Sack of Balbriggan. The exhibition, curated by Catherine Keane, Senior Librarian will be on display in the Atrium at County Hall, Swords during September. This exhibition will also be available for viewing online.

Booking not required.