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The distinctive working lives and dockland ways of the Dublin docker are an important part of Irish urban culture. In an illustrated talk Aileen O’Carroll will explore all aspects of dock work, from the tasks undertaken and commodities handled, to the heritage, language and lore of the docker.
No booking required. All welcome on a first come, first served basis.
SORRY - BOOKED OUT On the 10th October 1918, the German submarine UB-123 sank the Dún Laoghaire to Holyhead mail boat RMS Leinster with over 560 deaths. UB-123 was lost in a minefield with all of its crew while attempting to return to Germany. Most of them were aged 18 and 19. This talk will look at both sinkings. Booking required: firstname.lastname@example.org or 01 490 7035
1918 was a pivotal year in Irish history. Workers and women mobilised against the threat of conscription, with key events like a national strike and Lá na m-Ban making newspaper headlines. Internationally, November brought the end of the First World War, followed by a general election in which some women and a considerable number of younger men had the vote for the first time. Booking required: email@example.com or 01 453 3793
The campaign for women’s rights to vote in Ireland was part of a long fought struggle for social and political equality. Maeve will trace its origins in early 18th and 19th century social reform movements and tell the stories of the men and women, from many different beliefs and backgrounds, who joined together to campaign for suffrage for women. Booking required: firstname.lastname@example.org or 01 497 3539
Join Donal, Historian in Residence, as he examines Dublin’s tenements in the early years of the 20th century, looking at the rise of the suburb as a solution to the crisis and the pioneering work of housing architect Herbert Simms. Booking required: email@example.com or 01 834 4906.
This talk examines how the conflict in Northern Ireland impacted on life south of the border and the ways in which people responded to events there during the 1970s.
Booking required: firstname.lastname@example.org or 01 869 1414
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What we teach shows what we value. This talk will consider how Irish history was taught in secondary schools in the post-Independent period up until the late 1960s and the period of ‘modernisation’.
Booking is required: email@example.com or 01 830 4341
When the British government threatened to introduce conscription to Ireland in 1918, the country rallied together to resist. The women of Ireland played their part which culminated in Lá na mBan, on the 9th June 1918, when three quarters of women in Ireland made a stand against the British government. Booking required: firstname.lastname@example.org or 01 833 6297
REMEMBERING OUR REFERENDA: the role of ephemera in libraries and archives/the 1983 Referendum campaign with Enda Leaney and Mary Muldowney
Ephemera refers to items that are not meant to last e.g. leaflets, stickers, badges and posters. Dublin City Library and Archive has been collecting all types of political ephemera for many years but why? Enda Leaney, will talk about these special collections while Mary Muldowney, will look at the divisive 1983 referendum campaign. No booking required.
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In one lifetime, Jackie Carey was a Dublin GAA player, Manchester United captain and British soldier. He represented both the FAI and IFA controlled national teams, once playing for both in the same weekend! He was the first truly famous Irish football star, and 2019 will see the centenary of his birth. Donal is an Historian in Residence (Dublin City Council, North West Area).
Booking required: email@example.com or 01 837 7206
This talk will look at the complex, yet colourful history of county flags in Ireland and examine the role that sports, flags and colours play in promoting a sense of identity and belonging. Stan is the head of flag and heraldic studies at the Genealogical Society of Ireland.
Booking required: firstname.lastname@example.org or 01 842 1890
This talk will explore the development of the video game industry and its inclusion and digital development of historical battles, characters and mythologies. It will also discuss how video games can be used a teaching tool for history in the classroom with reference to developments in artificial reality
and virtual reality technologies.
Booking required: email@example.com or 01 626 9324
This talk will look at Dubliners’ experience of the Great War on the home front. How had four long years of war, the shock of 1916 and the threat of conscription changed ordinary life? How did the city cope with the return of thousands of servicemen and the arrival of the Spanish ‘flu?
No booking required.
Behind the elegant drawing rooms and red-brick facades of Georgian houses, the rapid expansion of Dublin in Georgian times, combined with a fast rising population, brought huge pressures on housing and food supply in the city. Diarmuid Ó Gráda will reveal the civil unrest and problems that arose as the authorities struggled to cope. No booking required.
The history of Dublin can be told in the names of places and the street names that are all around us. All we need to do is wonder what is behind the naming of a place and the time when this may have happened. Cathy is an Historian in Residence (Dublin City Council, South Central Area).
Booking required:firstname.lastname@example.org or 01 4540681
HELPING THE HOMELESS: John Spratt, Carmelite and the Night Refuge for Women and Children, 1861-1951 with Fergus D’Arcy
Homelessness is nothing new to Dublin: in the middle of the nineteenth century it was bad enough a problem to inspire Cork Street-born Dubliner, John Spratt, to do something about it.
Booking required: email@example.com or 01 833 6297
This is a must for all budding historical biographers! Anne Chambers, author of biographies of Grace O’Malley, Margaret Burke Sheridan, Prince Ranji, TK Whitaker, Eleanor Countess of Desmond and Lord Sligo, will guide the audience through the many distinct and interesting stages of biography writing
and the many inherent rules and taboos.
Booking required: firstname.lastname@example.org or 01 455 8159
SORRY - BOOKED OUT Join Christy Dignam as he talks about the famous album, Aslan and his work. Donal Fallon, Historian in Residence (Dublin City Council, North West Area), will host this event - not to be missed for any music lover!
Booking required: email@example.com or 01 8344906
In 1818 the Mendicity Institution was founded for the suppression of street begging in Dublin city. This lecture will explore the charity’s operations in the nineteenth century, focusing on the experiences of women and children.
No booking required.