Image of Duel Personalities


We recorded all of last year’s lectures in Printworks, Dublin Castle and you can listen to the podcasts here.
If you missed the excellent “Duel Personalities” event (above), where Bryan Murray and Barry McGovern dramatised speeches of the 1913 Lockout protagonists, William Martin Murphy and James Larkin, now’s your chance to listen to the recording.
And feast your ears on Patrick Geoghegan’s memorable and enlivening lecture on Daniel O’Connell, the Liberator.

Photograph of Dublin City Library and Archive, Pearse Street, Dublin 2

Dublin City Library and Archive,
138-144 Pearse Street

The Dublin City Library and Archive houses a wealth of collections relating to the history and heritage of the city of Dublin and its people. At its core is the collection of Sir John T. Gilbert, a 19th century historian and book collector whose wonderfully rich library was purchased for the city in 1900. The Dublin and Irish Collection builds on the foundations laid by Gilbert. The City Archive collects and secures documents relating to the civic governance of the city from the very earliest documents such as Henry II’s Royal charter of 1172.

Photograph of 1014 mural in Dublin City Hall

Dublin City Council Decade of Commemorations

April 2014 marks the 1,000th anniversary of the Battle of Clontarf and the death of Brian Boru. The First World War broke out in August 1914, the beginning of a calamitous conflict which would leave almost 10 million soldiers dead by its end in 1918 and the explorer, Ernest Shackleton set sail on his Trans-Antarctic Expedition on 27th September 1914.
These are some of the upcoming historic anniversaries which Dublin City Council and the Dublin Festival of History will remember this year.
The image above is from one of the murals in the Rotunda of Dublin City Hall depicting the Battle of Clontarf, 1014.