28 November 2012

NOTICE: The Irish Legal History Society (Annual General Meeting 2012)


The Annual General Meeting of the Irish Legal History Society (see also its Facebook Page) will be held this Friday, 30 November 2012 in Dublin.  


By kind permission of the Dublin Cemetery Committee and the Glasnevin Trust, the Annual General Meeting of the Society for 2012 will be held in the Museum, Glasnevin cemetery on Friday 30th November following which the president of the Society, Prof. Norma Dawson, will deliver her presidential address entitled: “The Ulster Plantation Case 1892-98 - the end of the adventure?”


The meeting will be preceded by a guided tour of the graves of former members of the legal profession. These will include John Philpot Curran; Lord FitzGerald, the first Irish judge to be appointed to the Judicial Committee of the House of Lords; Lord Chancellors O’Hagan and Naish; Lord Chief Justice Monahan of the Court of Common Pleas; Chief Baron Christopher Palles PC of the Court of Exchequer; Sir Patrick Coll PC, Chief Crown Solicitor; the Hon George Gavan Duffy, President of the High Court and Eamon Duggan Solicitor who with Arthur Griffith and General Michael Collins are four of the five signatories of the Treaty interred in the Cemetery. Amongst the other graves proposed to be included in the tour are, Alexander M Sullivan MP, Governor General Timothy Michael Healy KC, Judge George Comerford Greene and his son James RC Greene Solicitor, David R Pigot solicitor and president of the Law Society, Senator Alexis FitzGerald solicitor and Sean McBride SC.


In the course of the tour which will conclude before dusk with a visit to the O’Connell mausoleum, we will have the opportunity to note the graves of Parnell; James Devlin, one of the survivors of the Charge of the Light Brigade; Sir Roger Casement; President Eamonn De Valera; (Robert) Erskine Childers, a secretary to the Treaty delegation; President Sean T.O’Kelly; Brendan Behan and the Sheehy Skeffington family.


This tour promises an interesting afternoon as aspects of the rich tapestry of Irish legal heritage are uncovered.


To ensure that as much of the legal heritage at Glasnevin is identified, members are invited to make suggestions of graves for inclusion in the tour. It may not be possible to include all of them on a winter afternoon but the information will be of great interest.


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For further details on Glasnevin cemetery and museum please follow the link

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