La Touche Legacy Conference 2019

The 31st La Touche Legacy Seminar and 6th Festival of History will take place over 13th & 14th September in the very historic surroundings of Greystones Golf Club. The Seminar will once more be running in association with the Greystones Archaeological and Historical Society  – all are welcome.  Full Programme details  will be available shortly. To register your interest : Contact Us    

The La Touche Legacy was founded in 1988

The La Touche Legacy was set up to develop the La Touche Legacy and recognize the contribution of the La Touche Family to Ireland.

Picture of Former President Hon Garech De Brun who died 12th March, 2018

La Touche History

La Touche family members fled to Holland in search of religious freedom. The La Touche Bank came into being and in 1716, David joined forces with Nathaniel Kane, and the Kane-La Touche banking and poplin business prospered.

Picture of John David La Touche 1772

The Bellevue, Delgany Family

The estate at Ballydonagh comprised 300 acres, with fine views across the Glen of the Downs and towards the Irish Sea.

The Harristown, Kildare Family

The historic lands of Harristown Demesne were in the hands of the Eustace family since the 16th century.

The Marlay, Rathfarnham Family

The story of the Marlay La Touches centers on banking and religion. David (the third) La Touche worked in the La Touche Bank.

H.E. Michael Collins to Speak at Seminar Dinner on Saturday 14th – Greystones Golf Club

H.E. Michael Collins, recently retired ambassador to Germany will be the guest speaker at the La Touche Legacy Festival of History Dinner. Michael Collins became Ireland’s Ambassador to Germany in August 2013.  A native of Dublin, Ambassador Collins was born...

Hanna Sheehy Skeffington – Jim Brennan Memorial Lecture. Dr Margaret Ward

Dr Ward will give a lecture at the 6th Festival of History – 31st La Touche Legacy Weekend as part of the theme ‘Ireland through the Turbulent 30’s’ on Saturday 14th @ 11.00am Dr Margaret Ward is a feminist historian whose highly acclaimed book Unmanageable...

Dev Part 2 – Mr David McCullagh, RTE Journalist

David Mc Cullagh will give a lecture at the 6th Festival of History – 31st La Touche Legacy Weekend as part of the theme ‘Ireland through the Turbulent 30’s’ on Saturday 14th @ 11.00am David McCullagh is an Irish Journalist and author.  He is a presenter of the...

Ireland’s View of Fascism & Communism, – Professor Fearghal McGarry, Queens University Belfast

Professor McGarry will give a lecture at the 6th Festival of History – 31st La Touche Legacy Weekend as part of the theme ‘Ireland through the Turbulent 30’s on Saturday 14th @ 10.00am Fearghal McGarry joined Queen’s University in 2002.  He studied history at UCD...

‘Widows & Daughters in Dail Eireann – Dr Claire McGing, NUI Maynooth

Dr McGing will give a lecture at the 6th Festival of History – 31st La Touche Legacy Weekend as part of the theme ‘Ireland through the Turbulent 30’s’ on Friday 13th @ 17.15pm A human geographer by background with a focus on gender/feminist geography, Claire has...

‘The 30’s and DeValera – Dr Martin Mansergh

Dr Martin Mansergh will give a lecture at the 6th Festival of History – 31st La Touche Legacy Weekend as part of the theme ‘Ireland through the Turbulent 30’s’ on Friday 13th @ 16.45pm. Dr Mansergh is a former Fianna Fáil politician who served as Minister of State at...

Franco’s Irish Volunteers – Mr John Dorney, Historian

John Dorney will give a lecture at the 6th Festival of History – 31st La Touche Legacy Weekend as part of the theme ‘Ireland through the Turbulent 30’s on Friday 13th @ 16.15pm. John Dorney is an independent historian and chief editor and writer of the Irish Story...

6th Festival of History-31st La Touche Legacy Weekend

July 6th, 2019:  Details were this week released of the upcoming 6th Festival of History and 31st La Touche Legacy Seminar, this event run by La Touche Legacy Committee in association with Greystones Archaeological and Historical Society and held each year...

La Touche Legacy President Dies 12th March 2018

The death has occurred of The Hon Garech de Brun, one of the most colourful characters in Irish cultural life over the past 50 years & President of La Touche Legacy. He was aged 78.

Launch of La Touche Legacy Seminar 2018

The Launch of the 30th La Touche Legacy Seminar and 5th Festival of History took place in the historic surroundings of Greystones Golf Club on Monday night 2nd July.

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