Talks

THE PERSONALS: FINDING HISTORY AND HUMANITY IN THE SMALL ADS

with Brian O’Connell

Rathmines Library

07/10/2019 at 6:30pm

For years on radio, journalist and broadcaster Brian O’Connell has been trawling the classified ads, telling the stories of the people and items behind them and providing a unique snapshot of both past and contemporary Irish life. This talk will focus on some of the historical items Brian has spotted for sale and gathered as part of his new book, The Personals – the human stories behind the small ads. From War of Independence medals to World War 2 memorabilia, 19th-century hearses to historical autograph collections, we hear about some of the fascinating stories of history for sale in the small ads.

Booking required.