The Fethard Boycott – 1957

When:
17th April 2019 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
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Where:
Ryston, Newbridge
Ryston Sports and Social Club
Kilbelin, Co. Kildare
Ireland
Contact:
Newbridge Local History Group

The Fethard Boycott, 1957.

An event that revolved around small town differences and the implications of a mixed marriage, the incident known as “The Fethard Boycott” became a national issue and an international story. Politicians and clergymen, from Eamonn DeValera to the Rev Ian Paisley, had opinions on the case, and even “Time” magazine carried the story.

Dr. Eugene Broderick will give an illustrated talk on the subject in Ryston on Wednesday April 17th at 8pm.

All welcome!