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For obvious reasons, Sandmillers have not met since springtime 2020. Brian White’s presentation on Josephine Heffernan (and her long-lost bracelet) was our last event back in March. The planned tour of the Museum of Literature on Stephen’s Green had to be cancelled as the museum was closed. It seems unwise…

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SandMillers: Panel of speakers

Irene and Gloria would like to assemble a register of people who would be available to give a presentation to the Sandmillers on the second Wednesday of any given month. Would you, or someone you know, entertain/inform us on a subject for which you/they hold a particular interest: life story,…

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Date for your diary: Our next event is coffee/lunch at The Goat on Wednesday 12 June. Meet at The Goat (in the alcove) at 11.30 am for coffee and stay for lunch, which is served from 12.30 pm onwards. If you are thinking of joining the Sandmillers this would be…

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Sandmillers Activities

Hue and Cry The Sandmillers heralded the New Year with Hue and Cry the highly acclaimed two-hander at Bewley’s Lunchtime Theatre. The play, by Deirdre Kinahan, recounts the reunion of two adult cousins on the eve of a family funeral. Damian and Kevin have had very different life experiences and…

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Jacob’s Biscuit Factory – an Assorted History Many parishioners have had an association with Jacob’s Biscuits over the years and perhaps this accounted for the large attendance at Wendy Williams‘ fascinating talk on Jacob’s – once the third-largest biscuit producer in the British Commonwealth. The company was founded in Waterford…

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In January Cllr Claire Byrne of the Green Party spoke with us about ‘Recycling at Home for the Better’ and gave us advice as to what should be put in the green bin. Some of us brought along waste items and we discovered that certain items, which many of us…

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Sandmillers: October & November talks

Nowhere’s Child On Wednesday 11 October Kari Rosvall spoke to an enthralled Sandmillers’ gathering in Sandford Parish Church. Her story has become known through an RTE documentary and a book, Nowhere’s Child, co-authored by Naomi Linehan. Kari told us that her life story really began to emerge for her at…

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Trip to Burtown House & Gardens, Athy, Co. Kildare On Wednesday 10 May, a beautiful blue-sky day, twelve Sandmillers set off to Burtown to visit the gardens. On arrival we enjoyed coffee in the Gallery Café where painter Lesley Fennell, mother of the present owner and daughter of artist, the…

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We had planned to kick off the New Year with a timely talk on re-using and recycling but unfortunately our guest speaker, like many others, succumbed to the flu. So at very short notice Claire Devlin, Lecturer at the Dublin School of Business, filled in with a very interesting and…

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