24 May 2022.

The Kilrush and District Historical Society's May lecture will be given by Liam Irwin, at the normal time and venue of 8pm on the last Tuesday of the month, 31 May 2022, in the Teach Ceoil on Grace Street in Kilrush.  It will be a centenary lecture to mark the death on 9 April 1922 of Thomas Johnson Westropp.

The talk will outline the family background, life and career of the noted antiquarian TJ Westropp. His contribution to history, archaeology, folklore and place name studies, particularly of County Clare, will be discussed. The contribution of this dedicated scholar to these disciplines both in his own time and for subsequent researchers will also be assessed and evaluated.

Liam Irwin is retired Head of the History Department, Mary Immaculate College and former editor the North Munster Antiquarian Journal.  He has written extensively about the life and work of Westropp.

Details of how to watch the lecture via Zoom will be circulated by email shortly before the event to those on the Society's mailing list.  There is a mailing list sign-up form at

KDHS lectures are free to members, EUR5 for non-members, payable on the night only. New members are welcome. The annual membership fee (July-June) is EUR20.
For new members joining now, their first year's membership will run to June 2023.

Paddy Waldron
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