Once Upon a Street

Pearse Street Library 144 Pearse Street, Dublin 2, Dublin
Esther Raquel Minsky

Pearse Street Library hosts a performance/reading by Esther Raquel Minsky of a text written by novelist and lecturer Denis Kehoe. It explores the lives of two Dublin women - artist and revolutionary Estella Solomons (1882 - 1968) and the author's mother Mary Kehoe (1940 - 2019) - and the street that connects them, Great Brunswick...

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Disbanding the Royal Irish Constabulary and its aftermath – BOOKED OUT

Pearse Street Library 144 Pearse Street, Dublin 2, Dublin
Dr. Brian Hughes

On 17 August 1922, the last remaining members of the Royal Irish Constabulary left Dublin Castle and were replaced by the new Civic Guard (later An Garda Síochána). This marked the end of a process of disbanding the force that had begun in April, as stipulated in the Anglo-Irish Treaty. The impact of the disbandment...

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The Assassination of Henry Wilson: Ronan McGreevy in conversation with Gerard Shannon – BOOKED OUT

Pearse Street Library 144 Pearse Street, Dublin 2, Dublin
Ronan McGreevy and Gerard Shannon

Ronan McGreevy's study of the assassination of Sir Henry Wilson has been described by Michael Portillo as "both forensic and a page-turner, and ultimately deeply tragic, for Ireland as much as for the murder victim." Historian Gerard Shannon, author of a forthcoming biography of IRA leader Liam Lynch, will discuss the death of Wilson and...

Free

Children’s History Workshop: Dublin’s Secret Symbols

Pearse Street Library 144 Pearse Street, Dublin 2, Dublin
Dervilia Roche

Pearse Street 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,...

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