Creative Writing Course

Walkinstown Library, Friday 17, 24, 31 January & 7 February, 10am-12pm  

Have you a story you would like to document? Try this 4-week Creative Writing course if you are interested in telling that "special story", stimulating your imagination, or motivating yourself to develop a new skill. 

The Great Flood of December 1954

Marino Library, Wednesday 22 January at 6.30pm 

This talk featuring images, film footage and eye-witness accounts will recall the profound effect the severe weather of 8 December 1954 had on the communities of East Wall, North Strand and Fairview. In partnership with Fairview Marino Oral History Project.  

The Ashtown Ambush and Martin Savage

Cabra Library, Thursday 19 December at 6.30pm    

A history talk to mark the 100th anniversary of the Ashtown Ambush which occured on 19 December 1919, with particular reference to the role of rebel Martin Savage. This talk is part of the Irish Revolution series. If you have an interest in Irish history, this is your chance to delve deeper and learn more about events that shaped the Irish War of Independence.  

Ray Keogh - A Football Life

Drumcondra Library, Tuesday 21 January at 6.30pm  

Ray Keogh was one of the star players for a Drumcondra team that captured the imagination of Irish football fans in the 1960s as they played out a storied rivalry with Shamrock Rovers. Apert from being a skilful attacking player for Drums, Ray was a trailblazer of another sort as he was likely the first black player to play in the League of Ireland. Sports historian Gerard Farrell presents this talk based on archival research and conversations with Ray and his family.  

Christmas Concert with Rathmines DIT Trad Ensemble

Rathmines Library, Monday 16 December at 1.10pm   

Join members of the Rathmines DIT Trad Ensemble for this special lunchtime concert. The students will perform traditional favourites and some with a special Christmas twist.  All welcome. 

Christmas Carol Concert

Cabra Library, Monday 16 December at 1.15pm   

A special lunchtime Christmas Carol Concert with students from St. Dominic's College, Cabra. A mix of traditional carols and some with a more modern twist. A perfect lunchtime treat to set the mood for Christmas.  All welcome.  

Pavee Roads Home Exhibition

Finglas Library, Tuesday 10-Monday 23 December

Pavee Roads Home ia an innovative project designed by a group of Traveller men exploring cultural identity through research and personal history. The men, who are part of the Men's Health Programme at Pavee Point took a number of months to document the history and journey of their families from when they travelled the roads to when they arrived in Dublin. The men worked on developing their family trees. Thery had to collect and research the information from older members of the family - as some Traveller births and deaths were not registered. 

Christmas Stories Around the World

Raheny Library, Saturday 7 December at 1pm  

In this special storytelling session, enjoy Christmas themed stories from various countries around the world with Róisín Murphy, storyteller.  Family event, most suitable for children age 7-12 years. Part of Family Time at Your Library programme.   

Christmas Concert

The Music Library, Central Library; Thursday 12 December at 1pm  

A lunchtime Christmas concert with performance by Dublin City Council Choir. Special guest appearance by members of Mount Carmel School Choir. Enjoy classic Christmas carols amd music in the company of two wonderful choir groups.  

The Snowman

Walkinstown Library, Saturday 14 December at 2.30pm  

The Snowman - a Christmas Musical entertainment based on the book by Raymong Briggs with words and music by Howard Blake. This multi-media event incorporates a film screening with a live rendition of the music from the film and an accompanying narration. It tells the story of a boy whose snowman comes to life on Christmas Eve when the two embark on a series of magical adventures. Narration and vocals by James Barry with musical accompaniment by Aileen Cahill.