Kathleen Clarke: A Life (Online)

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Liz Gillis

On the fiftieth anniversary of the death of Kathleen Clarke, join South Dublin County Historian-in-Residence Liz Gillis for a lecture on the life of this founding member of Cumann na mBan and first female Lord Mayor of Dublin.

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Guardians of the Peace: The Early Years of the Irish Police Force (Online)

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Conor Brady

Guardians of the Peace is a political history of the Irish police force, An Garda Síochana, from its foundation at the birth of the Irish State, through the Irish Civil War, the threat of the fascist ‘Blueshirts’, the continuing campaign of the IRA, de Valera’s entry into the Dáil in 1932 and the creation, effectively...

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Grá ❤️ Dublin Libraries (Online)

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The Royal Irish Academy Library is delighted to present Grá ❤️ Dublin Libraries as part of the Dublin Festival of History. This free webinar celebrates the rich history and heritage of libraries in the Dublin city area. Speakers from the Royal Irish Academy Library, the National Library of Ireland, Marsh’s Library, the Edward Worth Library,...

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Thirty Years of History Ireland

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Tommy Graham and Donal Fallon

History Ireland editor Tommy Graham discusses the history (and future) of Ireland's popular history magazine with Donal Fallon. Where did History Ireland emerge from, and what has shaped the magazine? Tommy Graham is editor of History Ireland magazine. Donal Fallon is the presenter of the Three Castles Burning Podcast.

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Grangegorman Histories launches ‘Instituting Grangegorman’ podcast

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Patrick Quinlan

Grangegorman Histories will launch ‘Instituting Grangegorman’ a podcast sharing the history of the 'Richmond Lunatic Asylum', now the recently restored TU Dublin Lower House at Grangegorman. The architect of the original asylum building was Francis Johnston, most notable as the architect of the General Post Office on O’Connell Street. Opened in 1814, he designed and...

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You Will Dye at Midnight (Online)

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Donal McCracken

Victorian Ireland was global champion of threatening letters. Donal McCracken's recent book reveals the murky world where tens of thousands of these letters and notices were nailed to barn doors or sent by penny post, intimidating, giving 'fair warning' and terrorizing the recipients. Donal McCracken has a research interest divided between environmental history, media history...

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A Fish for a Sword? The Triumphant Return of Zōga Shōnin with Dr. Mary Redfern (online)

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Dr. Mary Redfern

How do museums look after the artworks in their care? The return of an important pair of Japanese handscrolls to the Chester Beatty after extended conservation treatment overseas gives us an opportunity to explore this highly specialised field. For this talk, we welcome Conservators Andrew Thompson and Sydney Thomson from Restorient studio in Leiden, Netherlands,...

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Dublin Bricks & Brickmakers with Susan Roundtree

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Susan Roundtree

Dublin City Council, in association with the Industrial Heritage Association of Ireland, present a lecture on the production and usage of bricks in our capital city entitled Dublin Bricks & Brickmakers. Dublin is a city of streets lined with brick buildings both in the Georgian core and in its Victorian and Edwardian suburbs. Most domestic...

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