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In partnership with Dublin’s Culture Connects and the National Library of Ireland, join us for a free Culture Club tour of the exhibition ‘From Ballots to Bullets 1918-1919’
Booking required: firstname.lastname@example.org or 01 4853732
Visit the new exhibition titled ‘Mythical Creatures’ and find out about the library, a wonderful collection of rare books, bequeathed to Dr Steevens’ Hospital by Dr Edward Worth (1676-1733). Tours of the exhibition and library at 11am and 2pm on 25th and 27th September, 2nd and 4th October. No booking required.
Jennifer Moore of the Irish Historic Towns Atlas, a research project based at the Royal Irish Academy, will deliver two workshops examining how the atlas is a platform for multiple types of urban historic research. Booking is required.
Find out about the parallels between Irish and Polish women’s fight for suffrage and independence in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The conference is co-hosted by the Department of Russian and Slavonic Studies at TCD and the Embassy of the Republic of Poland. Booking required: Eventbrite: suffrage-conference.eventbrite.ie
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Cross the threshold of Reads, Ireland’s oldest shop, into the newly restored 18th century interior and the world of elite shopping in Georgian Dublin. In this intimate setting Ruth will explore how and where customers bought and commissioned luxury goods for their homes, including this very shop.
In partnership with Dublin’s Culture Connects and the National Archives, join us for a free tour on the topic of testamentary records. The majority of testamentary records for Ireland were destroyed in the Public Records Office fire in 1922 but those that survived are invaluable for the researcher.
Booking required: email@example.com or 01 4853732.
PRESBYTERIANISM IN DUBLIN AND THE SOUTH OF IRELAND: an unfamiliar history with Linde Lunney, (Dictionary of Irish Biography)
Presbyterianism in the south of Ireland developed differently from the Presbyterianism which has many more adherents in Northern Ireland and is relatively unregarded, unknown and at times even distrusted, in the north. An influx of Scots in the 19th century affected the denomination in Dublin; but what happened with independence?
No booking required. All welcome on a first come, first served basis.
Since its opening as Crannock White & Company, Drapers in 1843, Arnotts’ department store has been a prominent feature of one of Dublin’s premier streets. The business grew as the city developed, meeting the increased demand for value and style. Mary Muldowney, will give a brief history of the store: its early success,the catastrophic fire in 1894; the company’s relations with its employees and customers and the character of Henry Street itself.Reserve tickets for this event.
To mark the centenary of women’s suffrage, Aoife Torpey will lead a group around the museum in Kilmainham Gaol with a particular focus on objects associated with women.
Booking required: firstname.lastname@example.org
Join lecturer Jessica Fahy for this four-day art history course exploring the school of realism promoted by William Orpen and the advent of modernism led predominantly by women artists.
26th September: 2-4pm
28th September: 2-4pm
3rd October: 2-4pm
5th October 2-4pm
Booking required: email@example.com or 01 2225550.
Join Angela Byrne, DFAT Historian in Residence at EPIC, as she looks at Irish women in Russia during periods of war. From the Napoleonic Wars and the Crimean War, to the First World War and the 1917 Revolution, discover the fascinating events of Russian history through the eyes of these remarkable Irish women.
THE TASK OF ARCHITECTURAL RECOVERY: Saving a house to tell stories of a city The Conservation & Restoration of 14 Henrietta Street with Grainne Shaffrey
The conservation and restoration of 14 Henrietta Street was a 10 year project from emergency stabilisation, to the recent work to conserve and adapt the building for a new use as a museum of social history. Grainne Shaffrey, will talk through “peeling back the layers of history” of “an architectural story book”
Booking is required.
Are you interested in all of the seminal Irish events from 1912 to 1923? Do you think you and your friends could pitch yourself against other history buffs? Then join Quizmaster, Joe Duffy, and the DCC Historians in Residence in the Oak Room, Mansion House, for this Decade of Commemorations quiz. Teams of four will face 8 rounds of questions on Decade of Commemorations topics and on general knowledge of Ireland. Great prizes and spot prizes!
Free but you need to register your team.
Three illustrated history talks, on the problems faced by vulnerable Irish children and youth as a result of their employment, activism or exile including chimney sweeping and violence against children, adolescent activism during the Irish Revolution and experiences of German child exiles in Ireland. No booking required.
In association with the Coolock, Artane & District Historical Society.
This illustrated talk considers the transformation which took place as the fields of Coolock and Artane were replaced by suburban housing in the 1950s and 1960s. No booking required.
This seminar will focus on the history of Dublin’s architecture from 1940 to 1973 including the largely overlooked 1940s and 1950s. With a look at specific building case studies and locations, the seminar asks why so much of this period is contentious. No booking required. All welcome on a first come, first served basis. 9:00—9:30: Doors open Tea & Coffee 9:30 - 9:50: Welcome and Introduction/Overview of the C20th Architecture of Dublin City project with Charles Duggan, Dublin City Heritage…
In partnership with Dublin’s Culture Connects and National Museum of Ireland, this free Culture Club tour will feature a guided tour with curator Sandra Heise to hear the story of Leabhar na hAiséirghe by Art O’Murnaghan. Booking required: firstname.lastname@example.org or 01 4853732. @dublinconnects
CROSSING BORDERS: Roger Casement and his Peruvian experience with Ambassador of Peru, Carmen McEvoy, and Angus Mitchell
In association with the Embassy of Peru in Ireland. Roger Casement (1864-1916) made two journeys into the north-west Amazon to investigate claims about the mistreatment of workers involved in rubber extraction. He later wrote an official report exposing the desperate plight of indigenous Amazonian communities. This inquiry connected Casement to a group of Peruvian activists, who would work tirelessly to protect those threatened by the widespread violation. Casement’s Peruvian experience has been overshadowed by his campaign against King Leopold II’s…
Two remarkable things happened in Hollywood during the early sound period: censorship relaxed and studios believed pictures for women were profitable. Women starred in racy plots about the sexual double standard, sex work, abortion, drugs and alcohol, and the struggle to make it in a man’s world. What always made life easier was the society of other women. Often forgotten today, women like Barbara Stanwyck, Joan Crawford, Jean Harlow, Kay Francis, and Marlene Dietrich ruled the studio system. No booking required.
This tour will focus on the lives of LGBT prisoners associated with Kilmainham Gaol. It will also explore the use of the Gaol as a place of punishment for those convicted of homosexual crimes in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Booking required: email@example.com @OPWKilmainham