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Sunday 17 December 2017

History buffs head to first meeting in their droves

THE INTRIGUE and secrecy surrounding the Knights Templar attracted history buffs in their droves to St. Michael's Centre in Green Street as the Wexford Historical Society held their first lecture of the new season.

Under the chairmanship of recently elected Brian Matthews, over 100 people turned out for the fascinating talk - the biggest crowd that the Historical Society have seen in years.

'We were absolutely delighted with the turn out,' said Brian, who adds that the new venue at St. Michael's is also perfect for their requirements.

The lecture on Wednesday night was given by Niall Byrne the chairman of Waterford Architectural and Historical Society.

The title of the lecture was: 'The Military Order of Knights; The Knights Hospitaller and the Knights Templar in the South East'.

Wexford Historical Society will continue their series of lectures on April 21 with a peculiarly named talk: 'When Care Told On Skin The Goat'.

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