O, To have a little house

The LAB Gallery The LAB Gallery, 1 Foley St Dublin 1 D01 WA07 Foley St, Mountjoy, Dublin 1, Dublin
Solo Exhibition by Michelle Malone

Solo Exhibition by Michelle Malone Curated by Sheena Barrett This first major solo show by recent graduate Michelle Malone will look to consider ideas of embodied identity, social/council housing, including the impact of moving tenants from the city core to the suburbs through sculpture, installation and film. The artist is working to include the personal...


Hidden Histories Self-Guided Treasure Hunt for Children

Central Library Central Library, Ilac Shopping Centre, Dublin 1, Dublin

Presented by Creative Residency @ Richmond Barracks. Are your children curious about the architecture and history of Dublin's buildings, streets and bridges? If so, and if they like to be active, this is a great activity for all the family to do. Download the map below, follow the trail and solve the clues to find...


Sir Frederic William Burton (1816-1900) historic pre-Famine painting The Blind Girl at the Holy Well -Scene in the West of Ireland

Pembroke Library Anglesea Rd, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4,, Dublin
Marie Bourke

Marie Bourke delivers a talk on Sir Frederic William Burton (1816-1900) historic pre-Famine painting The Blind Girl at the Holy Well -Scene in the West of Ireland. Marie Bourke is a Dublin-based museum professional and cultural historian, formerly Keeper-Head of Education at the National Gallery of Ireland. During her time at the National Gallery she...


The Michael Collins Centenary Tour – BOOKED OUT

GPO Museum GPO Museum, O'Connell Street Lower, North City, Dublin 1, Dublin

*This event is now FULLY BOOKED The GPO Museum will bring you on a tour focusing on Michael Collins and the role he has played in modern Irish history. Using artefacts and photographs in the exhibition and pieces of testimony the museum will explore the life of the man described by Kathleen Clarke as, just...


The Sculptures of Joe Moran

Seán O'Casey Community Centre Seán O'Casey Community Centre, 18-26 St Mary's Rd, North East Wall, Dublin, Dublin
Dr James Curry

The Library in the Community service will host a talk by Dr James Curry which focuses on artist and sculptor Joe Moran, a native of East Wall, who has permanent sculptures at Fairview Park, Ringsend Plaza and Dublin Airport. This talk will outline his artistic career from the 1970s to the present day, and discuss...


Tom Crean – Ireland’s Unsung Hero – BOOKED OUT

Pearse Street Library 144 Pearse Street, Dublin 2, Dublin
Michael Smith

Michael Smith, Tom Crean’s biographer, discusses the Antarctic explorer’s remarkable adventures and the creation of an iconic figure in Irish history. Michael Smith is the best-selling author whose book, An Unsung Hero, the biography of Tom Crean, stimulated widespread interest in Ireland’s role in Polar exploration. Crean’s story is now included on the curriculum in...


Sarah Cecilia Harrison, Dublin’s First Female Councillor’

Dublin City Library and Archive The conference room of Dublin City Library and Archive, 144 Pearse St, Dublin 2,, Dublin

  Sarah Cecilia Harrison, 1863-1941, was Dublin's first female councillor, elected in 1912, but failed to be re-elected in 1915, and another attempt to be elected in 1920 was also unsuccessful. An accomplished artist, her short career as a public representative is virtually unknown. Her championing of the poor and down-trodden on the city raised...


Dürer’s Enduring Vision: from Irish Warriors to Great Whales

Chester Beatty Chester Beatty, Dublin Castle, Dublin 2,, Dublin
Hiram Morgan and Philip Hoare

Albrecht Dürer was not only the greatest artist of the Northern Renaissance, but he predicted the reach and future of art in our own time. His unerring eye recorded Irish warriors and rhinoceroses, the big bang itself and his vision ran from the Apocalypse to a lowly bunch of weeds. Part visionary, part technician, part...


‘You might as well be in the Arctic’: Working in the Dublin Cattle Market 1940 – 1973 – BOOKED OUT

Central Library Central Library, Ilac Shopping Centre, Dublin 1, Dublin
Dr. Mary Muldowney

Dublin City Council Historian in Residence for Dublin Central, Dr. Mary Muldowney is working with Dr. Declan O'Brien on a book about the history of the Dublin Cattle Market. She has been interviewing people who volunteered to share their experience of living beside, dealing with or working in the Cattle Market, until its closure in...


The Sporting Life of Patrick O’Connell (1887-1959)

Ballymun Library 9 Ballymun Rd, Ballymun, Dublin 9, Dublin
Dr James Curry

Ballymun Library will host a public lecture by Dr. James Curry (DCC Historian in Residence) on the remarkable sporting life of Patrick O'Connell. Born and raised in Drumcondra, O'Connell went on to play professional football in England for the likes of Sheffield Wednesday, Hull City and Manchester United. After retirement he emigrated to Spain in...


Weaving with the Liberties Weavers – BOOKED OUT

Richmond Barracks Richmond Barracks, St Michael's Estate, Inchicore, Dublin, Dublin

*This event is now FULLY BOOKED Hosted by Inchicore Library.Call all amateur or novice weavers. Participants will learn how to weave on a card loom as we meander through the history of weaving in the Liberties. All materials will be included in a pack that participants will be given on the day. At the end...

.. Recurring

Aldrovandi: Natural History at the Edward Worth Library

The Edward Worth Library Dr. Steevens’ Hospital, Dublin 8

2022 marks the 500th anniversary of the birth of Ulisse Aldrovandi (1522-1605), one of the most famous naturalists of Renaissance Europe. The Edward Worth Library and the Zoological Museum of Trinity College Dublin present an exhibition which focuses on Edward Worth’s wonderful collection of Aldrovandi’s texts. Come explore the world of Renaissance natural history! Tour times: 11:00, 12:00, 14:00 &...


James Malton and the Invention of Georgian Dublin

The Little Museum of Dublin 15 St Stephen's Green, Dublin 2
Trevor White

In the 1790s a young English artist decided to create a portrait of Dublin. James Malton's timing was impeccable, as the second city of the British Empire was then among the most splendid in Europe, but Dublin went into a long decline after the Act of Union. Malton died in obscurity at the age of...


Kathleen Clarke: A Life (Online)

Online Online Only
Liz Gillis

On the fiftieth anniversary of the death of Kathleen Clarke, join South Dublin County Historian-in-Residence Liz Gillis for a lecture on the life of this founding member of Cumann na mBan and first female Lord Mayor of Dublin.


The felon’s cap is the noblest Crown an Irish head can wear’ – the last letters of Reginald Dunne and Joseph O’Sullivan, the assassins of Field Marshal Sir Henry Wilson MP

Reading Room, National Library of Ireland Kildare St., Dublin 2, Dublin
Ronan McGreevy

A cachet of letters in the National Library of Ireland and the National Museum of Ireland reveal the final thoughts of Dunne and O’Sullivan as they await the hangman following their conviction for murder. They were deeply spiritual men who believed they had done the right thing in slaying the man they held responsible for...


Dead of the War of Independence and Civil War in Glasnevin Cemetery

Experience Glasnevin - Ireland's National Cemetery Experience Glasnevin - Ireland's National Cemetery, Finglas Rd, Glasnevin, Dublin 11, Dublin
Conor Dodd

A Lecture will be held by Glasnevin Cemetery's resident historian Conor Dodd focusing on the dead of the War of Independence and the Civil War on Friday, September 30th at 1 PM — followed by a highlight tour visiting the grave of the cemetery’s founder, Daniel O’Connell, the Republican Plot and the resting place of Michael Collins. Note: Includes outdoor tour


Dublin Decoded: A Walk Around Dublin’s Medieval Walls – BOOKED OUT

Dublin Decoded (Outside Gutter Bookshop) Cow’s Lane, Temple Bar, Dublin, Dublin

*This event is now FULLY BOOKED A guided walk around Dublin’s medieval walls, learning about the walls, gates and watchtowers, and the history of Dublin’s medieval era - led by Arran Henderson, of Dublin Decoded Tours. On this route we have copies of old maps using them as a kind of treasure map to locate, rediscover and walk the...