The Brackens

When:
1st November 2017 @ 8:30 pm – 9:45 pm
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Where:
Kelly's Lounge
Timahoe East
Co. Kildare
Ireland
Cost:
Donation
Contact:
Colm Grogan - St. Mochua Historical Society, Timahoe

The Brackens – talk by Andy Flaherty exploring the facinating story of the Bracken family and their local connections.

Mason and builder, Joseph Kevin Bracken (1852–1904), who married Hannah Agnes Ryan (1872–1928), was a member of the Irish Republican Brotherhood and one of the seven founders of the GAA. His son, Brendan Bracken (1901 – 1958), disassociated himself from the family and created a new persona for himself in Britain eventually becoming the 1st Viscount Bracken, a Privy Council, and a minister in the British Conservative cabinet of Winston Churchill during the Second World War.