Monday, July 19, 2010

Chestertonians at Large

Well, the GK Chesterton Society of Ireland is more than just a blog and a Facebook page now, since our first meeting took place two days ago, on Saturday 19th July. It was held in the plush surroundings of the Library Bar, the Central Hotel, Exchequer Street, in Dublin city centre.

Chesterton fans came from Navan, Carlow, and as far away as Armagh-- not to mention our Italian Chestertonian in Ireland, Angelo Bottone (seen here in a blurry picture taken by me-- sorry Angelo!)

We enjoyed a Chesterton-themed quiz, which revealed an impressive level of Chestertonian knowledge amongst our members-- especially in the case of Nora Burke, pictured above with her prize of William Oddie's recent Chesterton biography. Colm Culleton, of Bagenalstown, County Carlow (pictured in the wine-coloured jacket) was runner-up.

Those present decided we should meet up again in two months or so, this time taking a passage from Chesterton's work as a focus for discussion. Hopefully there will be some new arrivals by then.

How long before we are booking the RDS for the a national Chesterton convention...?


  1. It was a very enjoyable afternoon. Thanks for organizing the event.

  2. Congratulations! Best wishes to all of you. And as always, read Chesterton!