Tydavnet Gold Discs, the symbol of the National Museum. Image source: irishstamps.ie and National Museum of Ireland

The next presentation of Tydavnet Historical Society will be next Wednesday 18th April with Monaghan museum curator Liam Bradley giving a talk in Ballinode Church Hall at 8pm. Everyone welcome to all events, admission €5, refreshments served (including Coeliac option).

This will be a very exciting and informative presentation, where Liam will present rare images of Tydavnet from the museum’s postcard and photographic collection, speak on the Tydavnet Sun Discs and St Dympna’s Crozier, and will bring along replicas of these on the night. Monaghan museum has a wonderful collection of documents on the War of Independence, and these will focus on artifacts from the Tydavnet area at the event. Also included will be a number of marching banners relating to the area – many people will never have seen these before, and this alone is a very good reason to be in attendance. The stuff of our memories are important parts of our national heritage, and the links between Tydavnet and Geel, Belgium will also feature on the night. It’s also important to show just what’s available in the museum from the Tydavnet parish area. The night will be very a engaging event for all those interested in heritage of the area, as well as students of all levels (including children) who wish to see how our past has shaped our present, and the Historical Society is delighted to welcome the curator for the very first time. Everyone welcome to all events, admission €5, refreshments served.