SOLD OUT!! A TALK BY AUTHOR NEAL DOHERTY

Wednesday 21st February 2024 at 7pm
SOLD OUT!! A TALK BY AUTHOR NEAL DOHERTY

About the author

Born and educated in Dublin, Neal Doherty's first career was with Nestlé, where he managed its chilled food business in Ireland. On retiring, a second career beckoned as a historian and tourist guide. He now works as a freelance guide in French and English for private clients (www.AlchemyTours.ie). His tours in the west of Ireland, where he now lives, include a visit to Drimurla, the birthplace of Princess Grace’s paternal grandfather. In March 2023 Prince Albert II unveiled a sculpture of his mother in nearby Newport, to commemorate the family's link to the county.

Neal has appeared on the TV programme Nationwide and written the following books:

  • The Complete Guide to Belmullet & the Mullet Peninsula
  • The Complete Guide to the Streets of Dublin
  • The Complete Guide to the Statues and Sculptures of Dublin

​To know more about Neal's books & tours in Ireland click HERE. He is highly recommended!

SOLD OUT!! 

Theme of the talk

We are delighted to welcome Neal Doherty back to the library. A lecturer, guidebook author and qualified tourist guide, Neal will give a multimedia presentation and show us Mayo, in the west of Ireland.  He will take you through its history and heritage. You will learn about the Kelly ancestral home, which Princess Grace’s grandfather John Henry left in 1867. Neal will tell us about Grace O’Malley the pirate Queen, he’ll recount the major impact that Mayo has had on world history, the influence of St Patrick and other saints in the area as well as the many French links to the county and the victories of the distinguished French Revolutionary General Humbert when he arrived in 1798, now known as the 'Year of the French'. 

Basically a wonderful evening of storytelling with anecdotes that will enthrall you!

Three ways to reserve for the talk:

  • Buy a ticket in advance online HERE
  • or email: info@pgil.mc
  • or Tel: + 377 93 50 12 25

Event details:

  • Admission is €10 per person - students €5
  • If paying when you arrive at the library, note we don't take cards - please be ready to pay either cash or cheque made out to 'Fondation Princesse Grace'
  • The talk starts at 19:00 – please arrive at least 10 minutes before to be seated & enjoy the library
  • We close the doors at 19:00 to avoid disturbing the speaker!

Directions to the library HERE

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16 March 2023 HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco and his first cousin JB Kelly from Philadelphia at the unveiling of the sculpture of Princess Grace in Newport, county Mayo. Photo credit: Edward Reid
16 March 2023 HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco and his first cousin JB Kelly from Philadelphia at the unveiling of the sculpture of Princess Grace in Newport, county Mayo. Photo credit: Edward Reid
HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco walks through Newport accompanied by members of the Kelly family and the Newport Business Association, which commissioned the statue of Princess Grace as part of its ongoing initiative to celebrate Newport as “The Town of the Two Graces” - Grainne Uaile (the pirate Queen) from the 16th century and Grace Kelly from the 20th century, who both have such strong links with the town. The Kelly family is from Drimurla, just outside the town.
HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco walks through Newport accompanied by members of the Kelly family and the Newport Business Association, which commissioned the statue of Princess Grace as part of its ongoing initiative to celebrate Newport as “The Town of the Two Graces” - Grainne Uaile (the pirate Queen) from the 16th century and Grace Kelly from the 20th century, who both have such strong links with the town. The Kelly family is from Drimurla, just outside the town.
HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco unveils the sculpture of His mother Princess Grace in Newport, county Mayo in March 2023. The statue of Grainne Uaile (the pirate Queen) will be unveiled in 2024 by Newport Business Association.
HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco unveils the sculpture of His mother Princess Grace in Newport, county Mayo in March 2023. The statue of Grainne Uaile (the pirate Queen) will be unveiled in 2024 by Newport Business Association.
His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco  with Mayo sculptor Mark Rode
His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco with Mayo sculptor Mark Rode
County Mayo landscape
County Mayo landscape
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