Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Talk in Dungarvan, W Waterford about Irish International Cross-Country runner: James Hughes, 1908 to 1916

Press release...Waterford County Museum presents The life and athletic career of an Irish International Cross-Country runner: James Hughes, 1908 to 1916)...By Donal Power.

Our lecture season kicks off with a local flavour this season .This power point Presentation and talk is delivered by Abbeyside’s, Donal Power and the subject matter is his grandfather; James Hughes. Never heard of him? If we mention ‘Christy’s Shop at Abbeyside. This then is the local connection. The event will deal with his life (1884 – 1961). In this presentation Donal’s talk and illustrations will deal with the formation of early athletic organisations in Ireland; The Olympic Games, 1908 and 1912; running champions and their record times 100 years ago.

It will deal with James Hughes who was Donal’s grandfather, his achievements; fame in England; life as a soldier in World War One ; International sports newspaper reports ; the tragic abrupt end to his athletic career ; his return to Ireland and his life in Abbeyside in the 1950s and 1960s.This most certainly is not a talk to be missed. Anyone who has an interest in Athletics should add the date to their diary. Donal Power is a well known Abbeyside personality, through his music and recordings and fundraising efforts. He is presently residing in Carrigaline with his wife and family.

The talk takes place at the Town theatre on Friary Street on Wednesday September 18th at 8 PM and as always, all are welcome admission €5.

Where: Town Hall Theatre, Dungarvan
When: Wednesday 18th September 2013
Time: 8pm
Admission €5

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