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October 2021

A Worthy Successor to Tone and Casement? The Life of Seán Russell, IRA Chief-of-Staff

October 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Free

Presented by Coolock Library. For over half a century, the statue of IRA Chief-of-Staff Seán Russell in Fairview Park has been both a flashpoint of controversy and site of devoted Irish republican pilgrimage. But who was this key IRA figure of the early 20th century – and what was the nature of his still-controversial contacts with the Nazi government in the midst of the Second World War? Born in Dublin’s inner city, Russell cultivated a reputation as a devoted and…

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Safeguarding Ireland’s Coasts, 1914–23: Lighthouses, Lightships and the Commissioners of Irish Lights

October 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Presented by Irish Lights. In late 1913, the Commissioners of Irish Lights received word from the Admiralty that, in the event of war, it would be necessary to dim or even extinguish certain navigational lights around the coast. Even with that warning, there was little to indicate the scale of the challenges presented to Irish Lights over the next ten years. The outbreak of the First World War in 1914 was the first in a series of events that left…

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

October 8
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Free

Presented by Walkinstown Library. 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…

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An Introductory Tour of Collins Barracks

October 8 - October 10
National Museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts & History, Collins Barracks
Benburb Street, Dublin 7 D07 XKV4
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Presented by the National Museum of Ireland - Decorative Arts & History. To celebrate the Dublin Festival of History, why not join a mini tour of Collins Barracks! Join a mini introductory onsite tour to learn about the history of Collins Barracks, taking in some of the highlights from the Museum's military history and decorative arts collections. Please note this is a mini tour which will last 15 minutes in total. Booking is essential and spaces are limited. Full Tour…

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Tour of ‘Anatomy at the Edward Worth Library’ Exhibition and Worth Library

October 8 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
The Edward Worth Library, Dr. Steevens’ Hospital
Dublin 8, D08 W2A8 Ireland
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Presented by The Edward Worth Library. Enjoy a tour of the beautiful Edward Worth Library and its newest exhibition 'Anatomy at the Edward Worth Library'. The new exhibition looks at Worth's wonderful collection of books on anatomy. Find out more about anatomy in the sixteenth, seventeenth and eighteenth centuries! All welcome. To register your interest, please email info@edwardworthlibrary.ie

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Generous Effort: Politics and Religion

October 8 @ 1:00 pm
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Free

Presented by The Irish Manuscripts Commission. Speaking in the Seanad on 4 June 1924, popular historian and senator Alice Stopford-Green urged the new government: ‘there must be the most generous effort made to give us our history and to give it to us on lines of full and adequate knowledge’. Since 1928 the Irish Manuscripts Commission (IMC) has been doing just that by publishing rare, once hidden, and vulnerable sources for the island’s history. The scholars who edit these publications…

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Tour of ‘Anatomy at the Edward Worth Library’ Exhibition and Worth Library

October 8 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
The Edward Worth Library, Dr. Steevens’ Hospital
Dublin 8, D08 W2A8 Ireland
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Presented by The Edward Worth Library. Enjoy a tour of the beautiful Edward Worth Library and its newest exhibition 'Anatomy at the Edward Worth Library'. The new exhibition looks at Worth's wonderful collection of books on anatomy. Find out more about anatomy in the sixteenth, seventeenth and eighteenth centuries! All welcome. To register your interest, please email info@edwardworthlibrary.ie

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Decolonizing the Troubled Archive of Papyri and Papyrology in a Global Digital Age: A View from Contemporary Egypt

October 8 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Free

Presented by Chester Beatty Usama Gad, Ain Shams University Dr Gad is a classicist, papyrologist, digital humanist, and the Assistant Professor of Papyrology and Classics at Ain Shams University. He is also a columnist in several Cairo- and London-based newspapers, active twitterist and blogger at Everyday Orientalism and Classics in Arabic. His writings, in English and Arabic, cover a wide range of topics pertaining to Egyptian classical antiquity and modernity. The lecture will mark the opening of the symposium ‘Fresh…

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Blood & Iron – The Rise and Fall of the German Empire 1871–1918: Katja Hoyer in Conversation with Roger Moorhouse

October 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Free

Before 1871, Germany was not a nation but an idea. Its founder, Otto von Bismarck, had a formidable task at hand. How would he bring thirty-nine individual states under the yoke of a single Kaiser, convincing proud Prussians, Bavarians and Rhinelanders to become Germans? Once united, could the young European nation wield enough power to rival the empires of Britain and France - all without destroying itself in the process? In a unique study of five decades that changed the…

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Dochtúirí agus Tréimhse na Réabhlóide II

October 9 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Free

Presented by Acadamh na Lianna. I. Radharc Anuas agus Díriú Isteach Rinne dochtúirí na linne seo a gcion neamhspleáchas na tíre a bhaint amach, agus mórpháirt acu i ngach uile ghné. Tabharfaidh an dochtúir teaghlaigh Colm Ó Sé radharc anuas orthu agus ansin gearrchuntas ar chúpla acu. II. Séamas Ó Ceallaigh – Fear Léinn, Fear Leighis agus Finné don Éirí Amach An Dr. Nollaig Ó Muraíle (iar-Léachtóir Sinsearach, Scoil na Gaeilge, OÉ Gaillimh): ‘Sé Leabhar Mór na nGenealach a mhórshaothar,…

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