Offaly History Centre AGM and Lecture

Following our AGM at 7.30pm, join Suzanne Behan, author of the best-selling The 50 Francis Street Photographer for an illustrated lecture about her grandfather’s photography studio in the Liberties, Dublin. From the 1950s to the 1990s, John Walsh ran his photography business out of a small shop on 50 Francis Street in inner city Dublin. For over forty years, he took thousands of photos on all aspects of Dublin life – funerals, communions, weddings, christening, concerts, and events. The images from the 50s and 60s  give us a unique and nostalgic look of an integral part of changing city.
From religious processions and Dublin traditions, to when women drank in the snug and the ‘good suit’ came in and out of the pawn shop when needed, The 50 Francis Street Photographer is a collection of stunning, original photographs, a fascinating social history and celebration of people and places. Suzanne will have copies of her book on sale on the night.

This is the first of our lectures for 2018 and we hope to see you for the AGM at 7 30 p.m. and the lecture itself will commence at 8.30 p.m.