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‘The Quakers of Baltyboys’ – new book!

The Quaker Historical Committee has just published a remarkable book with the title The Quakers of Baltyboys, Co. Wicklow, Ireland 1678 to 1800s, which was launched in June in connection with the author, John Hussey’s, lecture.

The book tells the story of the Quakers who settled in west Wicklow and became involved first in the wool trade and, when it collapsed, in the weaving industry.  Its particular interest lies in the details it provides of the fortunes of a small rural community of Friends.

Copies are available for €10 from Friends Historical Library, Stocking Lane, Dublin 16.

Senior Moyallon Camp 2017

Senior Moyallon Camp 2017

Senior Moyallon Camp for any F(f)friends aged 14+ will be held from 7th to 14th July 2017 at the Moyallon Centre. Spaces still available.
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Senior Moyallon Camp invite Friends to join them at the Moyallon Centre on Sunday 9th July for a Missionary Meeting at 3pm. The Meeting will be led by campers and the speaker is Nathan Johnston. It will also be an opportunity to support the camp missionary project which is Quaker Service this year. Light refreshments will be served after the Meeting.


Leinster Quarterly Meeting, 24th June

Leinster Quarterly Meeting will take place in Enniscorthy on Saturday 24th June.

Following meeting for worship at 11am, there will be a business session.

Following packed lunch there will be a worship sharing session with the theme of forgiveness.

The day will conclude with the famous Enniscorthy tea with strawberries and cream and home-made cakes!

Quaker Settlement in West Wicklow, 30th June

This year’s Annual Historical Lecture will be delivered by John Hussey in Quaker House, Stocking Lane, Dublin 16, on Friday 30th June at 8pm. The title of his talk is ‘Quaker Settlement in West Wicklow’.

John’s talk will be based on his many years of research in the Baltyboys and west Wicklow area using the principles of historical-geography and will make reference to the various Quaker families associated with the area.  He will look at Baltyboys before the arrival of the first Quakers in 1678; the time distribution of Quaker settlement; the physical distribution of their settlement around the Kings River valley, including their involvement in local ‘partnership leases’; the roles of Anthony Sharp and Michael Boyle, Archbishop of Dublin and the weaving industry established by the Baltyboys Quakers.  Finally, he will examine why the community died out.

All welcome!