Reel Germany: A Brief History of German Cinema

Terenure Library Templeogue Road, Terenure, Dublin 6W, Dublin, Dublin

From the Second World War to the fall of the Soviet Union and its satellite states Germany was at the epicentre of global historical events. What role did cinema play in the German cultural imagination during those turbulent times? This talk will take you on a tour of the history of German cinema from its...

German World War II Intelligence Gathering and Templeogue Road Connection

Terenure Library Templeogue Road, Terenure, Dublin 6W, Dublin, Dublin

Captain Hermann Goertz parachuted into Ireland during the summer of 1940 with his mission to act as a liaison officer with the IRA and to enlist their assistance during a potential German invasion of Britain. During his period in Ireland, until his arrest in November 1941, he stayed in a number of safe houses including...

JFK in the summer of 1963

Terenure Library Templeogue Road, Terenure, Dublin 6W, Dublin, Dublin

June 2023 marked the 60th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's visit to Ireland. The trip was a personal defining moment for him, in a summer of defining moments for his presidency. The talk by U.S. historian Cecelia Hartsell will discuss President Kennedy's trip to Ireland that summer and will feature the video of the...

Songs Without Words: Our World Reflected In Evolving Musical Styles

Terenure Library Templeogue Road, Terenure, Dublin 6W, Dublin, Dublin

In most cultures music is widely acknowledged as a means of communication which transcends all other media. Through music we gain insight into the thoughts and feelings of others; we articulate the past and present; we touch the spiritual and the temporal. Musical style can be powerfully evocative of any point in time and the...

A Review of Irish and Worldwide Historic Maps – Leslie Brown

Terenure Library Templeogue Road, Terenure, Dublin 6W, Dublin, Dublin

A historic or antique map is an object of beauty, nostalgia, and importance. It can help to create links between the physical and conceptual places in which we live, both those of the past and today. The maps reflect the extent of knowledge at a certain time and exhibit the overall development of a country...