An Post History and Heritage Site
Welcome to the official website of
Kilmacanogue History Society
Our aim is to promote the collection, preservation and communication of the cultural heritage of the Kilmacanogue area and its environs.
KILMACANOGUE HISTORY SOCIETY
Irish Gold Artefacts
From the viewpoint of a goldsmith, Gerry will describe the development of ancient gold artifacts in Europe, that lead to the development of the ancient Irish gold artifacts we see today that have a quite exclusive character.
Gerry studied at the Belfast College of Art and Design, followed by a year at the Sir John Cass College of Art in London, where he obtained a City & Guilds Advanced Certificate in Gold & Silversmithing. Having studied the principles of teaching art in London, he taught Art & Craft for 3 years in Portadown Co. Armagh. Moving to Canada, he worked in the Design and Customer Service department of Henry Birks & Sons Silver Factory as designer and co-ordinator of products for the 1976 Montreal Olympic Games. On returning to Ireland he was an Art and Craft teacher in the Holy Child Community School, Sallynoggin, until his retirement in 2008.
8pm on Tuesday 4th October 2016
The Glenview Hotel, Glen of the Downs
Entry €3 (members €2) – all welcome
Unveiling of the Kilmacanogue Heritage Sign February 2013
More photographs on our Photos Page