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September 2021

Dublin 8: Witness To The Revolution

September 22 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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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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Colm Cille @ 1500

September 22 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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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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Reflections on the History of Crumlin, Drimnagh and Walkinstown

September 23 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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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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I Live a New Life: Frederick Douglass in Ireland

September 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Free

Presented by Terenure Library. Frederick Douglass, an African American abolitionist and forner slave, visited Ireland in 1845. His trip was shaped by a number of experiences, including meeting Daniel O’Connell and achieving a level of personal freedom unimaginable in his home country. Originally written to commemorate the 200th anniversary of his birth in 2018, this talk examines Douglass’s visit to Ireland and his role as an abolitionist. The talk will be given by Cecelia Hartsell via Zoom, hosted by Terenure Library.…

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Craig and de Valera’s One and Only Meeting

September 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Free

Presented by Coolock Library. On 5 May 1921 the Ulster Unionist leader James Craig met Sinn Féin president Éamon de Valera on Howth Road in Dublin for their one and only meeting. This talk looks at how this meeting came about in the first place, what was discussed at it, and its overall impact. Cormac Moore is Historian in Residence with Dublin City Council. He holds a PhD in history from De Montfort University in Leicester and a Masters degree…

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A Comradeship of Heroes: Volunteers from the North Inner-City in the Spanish Civil War (1936-39)

September 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Free

Presented by Charleville Mall Library. Charleville Mall Library is pleased to host this online talk “A Comradeship of Heroes” by Joe Mooney of the East Wall History Group. The Christy Moore song “Viva la Quinta Brigada” pays tribute to the Irishmen who joined the International Brigades to fight fascism during the Spanish Civil War. Often referred to as the “Connolly Column” (after the 1916 leader), an estimated 240 Irish took part, with almost 70 being killed. East Wall man Jack…

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Michael O’Donoghue – The Life of a 19th century Kevin Street Police Sergeant

September 25 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Free

Presented by Kevin Street Library. Kevin Street Library is delighted to host a talk about Michael O’Donoghue, a Dublin Metropolitan Police (DMP) sergeant who lived most of his life at 9 Lower Kevin Street in the late 19th century. This event explores aspects of the history of Dublin and Kevin Street through an examination of Michael’s life and career and the incidents he experienced during the course of his duties. Along the way, attention will also be paid to the…

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Children’s History Workshop: Making Maps

September 25 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Online, Online Only
Free

Presented by Drumcondra Library. Drumcondra Library are delighted to host an online children’s history workshop for children aged 9-12, with Dublin City Council’s Historian-in-Residence for Children. In this workshop children can explore Dublin’s past through historical maps, tracing the changes in the city and in the local area, before creating their very own history-inspired maps. In 2020, the Creative Residency @ Richmond Barracks appointed Dublin’s first Historian-in-Residence for Children, Dervilia Roche. The Creative Residency programme is made by Dublin City…

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Pavee Roads Home: An Exploration of Traveller Culture and Heritage Through the Lens of History and Geography

September 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Presented by Finglas Library. Photo credit: Derek Speirs Pavee Roads Home is an exploration of Traveller culture and heritage told through the lens of history and geography. It was developed by the Men’s Health Team at Pavee Point Traveller & Roma Centre, as a way of promoting a positive sense of identity and culture. The project focuses around Traveller families living in Finglas and Coolock and tells the stories of how their families migrated to the city over generations. At…

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Andrew Carnegie: The Man Who Funded Libraries for Dublin’s ‘Toiling Masses’

September 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Free

Presented by Charleville Mall Library. Charleville Mall Library is delighted to host this online presentation by Dr. Mary Muldowney, Dublin City Council Historian-in-Residence for Dublin Central. Mary will explore the life and work of Scottish-American industrialist and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie, including the contribution he made to the development of a public library service in Ireland.Carnegie made a vast fortune in the American steel industry in the late 19th century but in the 20th century he turned his attention to philanthropy.…

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