Children’s History Workshop: Dublin’s Secret Symbols

Ballyfermot Library Ballyfermot Rd, Kylemore, Dublin, Dublin
Dervilia Roche

Ballyfermot Library is delighted to host a children’s history workshop for children aged 9-12, with Dervilia Roche, Dublin’s first Historian-in-Residence for Children. In this workshop children can explore Dublin’s past, through hidden animals, people and symbols found on buildings, before creating their very own history-inspired sculptures and drawings. The Historian-in-Residence for Children is part of the Creative Residency programme, made by Dublin...

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Firefighting Beginnings: 300 Years since the Insurance Brigades – BOOKED OUT

Ballyfermot Library Ballyfermot Rd, Kylemore, Dublin, Dublin
Las Fallon

In 1722, the first dedicated fire service was launched in Dublin City. These were not the men of the Dublin Fire Brigade, but Royal Exchange Insurance and other private companies. Some of their marks remain around the city even today, a reminder of the early beginnings of firefighting in Dublin. How did they come into...

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