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September 2021

Life in the Time of Covid – Stories from the Children of Dublin 12 (Schools Event)

September 21
Online, Online Only
Free

Walkinstown Library in association with Dublin City Council Historian in Residence, South Central, Cathy Scuffil are inviting pupils from schools across Dublin 12 (age groups at the discretion of the schools) to submit their personal stories and experiences of life during Covid 19. This can be a story, a poem, a song or a picture. If you would like your school to take part in this project please email Walkinstown Library at walkinstownlibrary@dublincity.ie or Ph: 01 2228890 to arrange a…

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Pre-recorded Pop Up Talk – The Tricolour Flag

September 21 @ 2:00 pm
Online, Online Only

Join Museum guide Shannon Callahan in this pre-recorded pop-up talk and learn about the tricolor flag raised above the Mendicity Institute during the 1916 Rising. This is part of a series of short films produced by the Education team at Collins Barracks focusing on artefacts previously on display in the Proclaiming a Republic – The 1916 Rising, at the National Museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts & History, Collins Barracks from 2016-2020. Our Guides and members of our team were…

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All Quiet on the Southern Front

September 21 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Online, Online Only
Free

Dublin, 1911, was a city facing into a decade of local, national and international importance marked by events such as the 1913 lock-out, the outbreak of World War 1 and the 1916 Rising, but citizens lived out their daily lives with no idea of the historic times in their immediate futures. Whilst much has been documented of life in the City tenements at this time, especially in the Liberties, what was life like in the neighbourhood on the outer fringes…

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The Life of Patrick O’Connell

September 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online, Online Only
Free

On June 2015, a Dublin City Council plaque commemorating local footballer and football manager Patrick O'Connell (1887-1959) was installed at Fitzroy Avenue, Drumcondra. This online lecture will discuss that plaque unveiling, and the fascinating life of O'Connell, who as a player captained Ireland and Manchester United, and as a manager led Real Betis to their sole La Liga championship in 1934/35. O'Connell also managed FC Barcelona during the Spanish Civil War, when he played an important role in securing the…

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Safe Haven: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies and the WWII Immigrants That Helped Shape It

September 22 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Online, Online Only
Free

Presented by the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies. Talk by Prof. Gisela Holfter, Associate Professor in German at the University of Limerick, Director of the Centre for Irish German Studies, and author of An Irish Sanctuary: German-speaking Refugees in Ireland 1933-1945. Immigrants and refugees coming to Ireland are not – or not only – a recent phenomenon, though very often there is no awareness who came and had an impact before the 21 st century. This talk will focus on…

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Dublin 8: Witness To The Revolution

September 22 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Online, Online Only
Free

This event will be presented by historians Liz Gillis and Cathy Scuffil (DCC Historian-in-Residence), hosted online by Dolphin's Barn Library. There will be a video which will explore the extraordinary events and stories of this turbulent time in Ireland’s history. The public will be able to walk through the streets and laneways of some of Dublin 8’s historic and fascinating locations. Episode 1 will be shown by Dolphin's Barn Library Wed 22 September 2021, with an introduction by historian Liz…

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The Countess Prayerbook: An Exploration of Countess Markievicz’s Prison Prayerbook

September 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online, Online Only
Free

While a prisoner in Cork Gaol in January 1919, Countess Markievicz acquired a copy of 'The Augustinian Manual', a prayer book compiled by Rev. Richard A. O'Gorman and published in 1915. However it seems that the Countess used it less as a prayer book, and more of a kind of scrapbook in which she pasted news clippings about the events of the 1919-21 period, and in particular, reports about those who had lost their lives in the struggle for independence.…

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Colm Cille @ 1500

September 22 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Online, Online Only
Free

Tá 1,500 bliain ann ó saolaíodh duine de naomhphátrúin na hÉireann, agus mar chuid den chomóradh sin pléifear saol agus oidhreacht Cholm Cille. Ó Dhoire go hOileán Í na hAlban, cloisfimid mar gheall ar shaol eachtrúil Cholm Cille agus faoin méid a luaitear leis an naomh. An craoltóir Tristan Rosenstock a bheidh mar chathaoirleach, agus ina theannta beidh an Dr. Brian Lacey, an Dr Ann Buckley (TCD), agus an Dr Art Hughes. This Irish-language event explores the life and legacy…

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Online Tour: From Turmoil to Truce – Photographs of the War of Independence

September 23 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Online, Online Only
Free

Join the National Library of Ireland for a virtual tour of our exhibition From Turmoil to Truce: Photographs of the War of Independence. Learn about the War of Independence through the photographs of W.D. Hogan from the National Library of Ireland’s photograph collection. With ISL Interpretation & Captioning BOOK TICKETS

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Reflections on the History of Crumlin, Drimnagh and Walkinstown

September 23 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Online, Online Only
Free

The War of Independence was played out on many stages. Local to Crumlin, Drimnagh and Walkinstown a number of incidents took place in what was then very rural areas. The single biggest event was the raid and burning the well-known landmark, the Halfway House Public House. This video examines why this took place and considers other events that occurred in the lead up to that night. It also places the area into the context of the time. The Halfway House…

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