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Reeling in the Years.  Dundalk 1964.

The Old Dundalk Society (ODS) commences its diamond anniversary celebrations with a lecture entitled ‘Reeling in the Years, Dundalk 1964’. The lecture will take place in the Louth County Museum Jocelyn Street Dundalk on Thursday 16Th May commencing at 8pm sharp. The ODS is celebrating 60 years bringing local history lectures and events to the people of Dundalk.  In recent years the Society has developed a schools programme with Transition Year students from a number of local schools, in order develop their interest and knowledge of local history. Following on from their successful lecture on the Great Northern Railway (GNR) in 2023, Colaiste Chu Chulainn was  re-invited to present a lecture to launch the diamond celebrations.

A team of ten students will take to the podium and have adopted the successful ‘Reeling in the Years’ formula to shine a light on Dundalk in 1964. The students have compiled over 80 slides featuring well known locations and events, such as Superquinn, the Magnet, the Adelphi, the Maytime Festival, the Footwear Industry, P J Carrolls, Blackrock, and Gyles Quay, which will explore the social history of Dundalk. It will be an enjoyable trip down memory lane for young and old. The students are looking forward to a large attendance of Old Dundalk Society members and guests. Following the lecture there will be a chance to share memories during the question and answer session. After which light refreshments will be served. Voluntary contribution at the door.