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...

Free

Other People’s Lives: History and Poetry with Dermot Bolger

Ballymun Library 9 Ballymun Rd, Ballymun, Dublin 9, Dublin
Dermot Bolger

In his latest collection, Other People's Lives, Dermot Bolger follows in the footsteps of the great Portuguese poet, Fernando Pessoa, in using the backdrop of walks through his native city to allow his imagination free rein to explore his life and the lives of others. In this collection, we meet individuals from the history of...

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The Civil War in Dublin 1922-24

Ballymun Library 9 Ballymun Rd, Ballymun, Dublin 9, Dublin
John Dorney

Ballymun Library will host a public lecture by John Dorney on The Civil War in Dublin, 1922-24. The war began there with the Provisional Government's assault on the Four Courts on June 28 1922 but low level guerrilla warfare continued there for nine more months until the IRA ceasefire of May 1923. Political violence in...

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