The Development of Women’s Soccer in Twentieth Century Dublin

Drumcondra Library Millmount Avenue Drumcondra, Dublin, Dublin

This paper will examine the first attempts to promote women’s soccer in Dublin, beginning with failed efforts in the late nineteenth century and in the 1920s. It was not until the 1970s that the game took off in earnest with the organisation of league and cup competitions central to this. Despite this, gaining support remained...

One-way traffic?

Drumcondra Library Millmount Avenue Drumcondra, Dublin, Dublin

The League of Ireland is commonly seen as a development league, one whose best players are signed at an early age, usually by larger, wealthier clubs from Britain, following a pattern established more than a century ago. But in this set of four case studies from the 1920s through to the twenty-first century another narrative...

Small builders and industrious artizans: shaping Drumcondra housing

Drumcondra Library Millmount Avenue Drumcondra, Dublin, Dublin

Apologies, this event is fully booked. Talk by Dr Ruth McManus, Associate Professor in Geography and Associate Dean for Teaching & Learning at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, DCU. Her most recent books are the second edition of 'Dublin 1910-1940, Shaping the city and suburbs' (2021), and 'Building Healthy Homes, Dublin Corporation’s first...

The 1923 FAI Cup Final

Drumcondra Library Millmount Avenue Drumcondra, Dublin, Dublin

This talk will examine the famous 1923 FAI Cup final between Shelbourne FC and Alton United, with a discussion of how both sides reached the final stage of a competition which took place during the Irish Civil War. With Dr James Curry, Dublin City Council Historian in Residence. Booking: Call 01 222 8344 or email...