Irish Palatine Talk - Abduction of Heiress in the 18th Century
January 20th 2017
We would be delighted if any members/friends can join us on Saturday 20th of January 2017 for a talk entitled "The Abduction of an Heiress in Co. Limerick in the Eighteenth Century" which will be given by Dr Liam Irwin at the Rathkeale House Hotel at 8.00 p.m. Dr. Irwin is a graduate of UCC and has a particular interest in local history. He is the retired Head of History Dept. MIC, Limerick.
The talk is preceded by dinner at 6.00pm (€30.00/person) and all are welcome. Admission to the talk is free of charge.

Irish Palatine Weekend
August 25th - 28th 2017
The Irish Palatine Association will host an Irish Palatine Weekend as part of Heritage Week this August. The event will run between the dates 25 – 28 August and is open to IPA members and friends. For more information you can download programme here.

Invitation - Adare Field Meeting
June 6th 2017
The Adare Ballingrane Methodist Community hold their annual outdoor church service on the Adare Manor Golf links course on the first Tuesday of June each year. The event known as the “Field Meeting” is held to commemorate the visits of John Wesley to the area in the 1700’s at the spot on which it is said that Wesley preached. Following the church service there is a picnic (please bring your own). The tradition of holding this event has been in place for almost 200 years. For more about the field meeting see 1999 IPA Journal No.10 pg.10

IPA members and friends are invited to join the Adare and Ballingrane Methodist Circuit Field Meeting on Tuesday, 6 June, 2017, at 11.30 a.m.
A tour of local sites of Palatine interest is planned for the afternoon commencing from the Irish Palatine Centre followed by dinner at Rathkeale House Hotel

Following is the proposed programme for the day:
11.00 a.m.   Meet in the Adare Manor Golf Club car park.
11.30 a.m.   Service near the stone commemorating Rev John Wesley's visits to the area in 18th century
After the service people can enjoy the picnic they will have brought with them and meet and greet.
2.00 p.m. Meet at  the Irish Palatine Heritage Centre, Rathkeale for introductory talk followed by a bus tour of local Palatine sites.  
The cost for this is €10 per person.

6.00 p.m. Dinner in the Rathkeale House Hotel. Cost:  €35 per person.
For those interested please contact Lorna Shier

Irish Palatine Association Journal

The Irish Palatine Association Journal (No.24) has been published and mailed to all our members.
In this issue we have extensive article about our Palatine Heritage Tour of 2016, the New York Palatines and their Indian neighbours, the unexplored life of Frederick Teskey, and a tribute to the late Monika Lauer who in 1994 aided and introduced the Irish Palatines to their ancestral homeland in Germany
Journal 24

Shier Reunion 2017
25th June 2017

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