Heritage Week

First Dáil and First Shots & The Black and Tans to The Treaty

Pearse Street Library, Tuesday 20 & 27 August at 6.30pm  

Join Historian Bernard Kelly for this two part lecture series exploring the tumultuous years of the Irish War of Independence, featuring local stories and national events. 

Part 1: First Dáil & First Shots (1919-1920). Tuesday 20 August at 6.30pm.   

Part 2: The Black and Tans to The Treaty (1920-1921), Tuesday 27 August at 6.30pm.   

Jacob's Factory and Dublin Design

Dublin City Library & Archive, Pearse Street; Saturday 24 August 10am-12.30pm   

Jacob's Factory and Dublin Design - A seminar for Heritage Week 2019. Jacob's Biscuits are known for their variety of carefully designed shapes, which enhance their delicious taste. This committment to design will be explored in a seminar arraged by Dublin City Library & Archive, which holds the archives of Jacob's Factory. Guest speakers will deliver presentations on various subjects relating to Jacob's Factory. 

Dr. Shane Kenna Memorial Lecture

Dublin City Library & Archive, Pearse Street; Thursday 22 August at 6pm  

Historian Dr Shane Kenna was one of the foremost authorities on the Fenian Movement. Between 2013 and 2015 he published four books: War in the Shadows: The Irish-American Fenians Who Bombed Britain (November 2013), Thomas MacDonagh (October 2014), Conspirators: A Photographic History of Ireland’s Revolutionary Underground (May 2015) and Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa: Unrepentant Fenian (August, 2015). 
However, his career was cut tragically short when he became ill in 2016, and passed away the following year at the age of just 33. His final book, The Invincibles: The Phoenix Park Assassinations and the Conspiracy that Shook an Empire was published posthumously in 2019.

Ballyfermot Heritage Week

Heritage Week logoBallyfermot celebrates its rich cultural heritage and Ballyfermot Library is delighted to share in the festivities. There wll be traditional Irish music, Irish dancing, photos, and videos of old Ballyfermot and the people who call it home.

Ballyfermot Library on Saturday 24th August from 11 am

And the Liberties went Bang Bang

Heritage Week logoBang Bang, he shot me down....Join Leo Magee for a talk about life in the Liberties and the infamous Thomas Dudley aka Bang Bang.

Ballyfermot Library on Tuesday 20 August at 6.30 pm

Taster Crochet Workshop for Children

Heritage Week logoGet out your crochet needles and get creative! Walkinstown Library Knitting Group invites children aged 7-10 years to join them for a taster knitting workshop in Walkinstown Library.

Walkinstown Library on Saturday 24 August at 11.15 - 12.15pm.

The Impact of the Irish Border on Sport from 1921 onwards

Heritage Week logoDCC historian-in-residence, Cormac Moore, will present a fascinating account of the ways in which Irish sporting bodies dealt with the partition of the island of Ireland from 1921 onwards.

Marino Library on Monday 19 August at 6.30 pm

Past Times: Marino 1917 Allotments

Heritage Week logoNoel Carolan, member of the Old Dublin Society, will discuss the 400 vegetable allotments of Marino and their development from 1917 onwards.

Dublin City Library & Archive, Pearse Street on Wednesday 21 August at 6pm

Family Photogram Workshop

Heritage Week logoTaking inspiration from plant hunters, botanists, and early photographic pioneers, this workshop will involve children and adults working together to create their own photogram artworks. This is a camera-free process that allows for the capturing of the shadow of a composition on photographic paper.

Cabra Library on Wednesday 21st August at 3 pm

Family Photogram Workshop

Heritage Week logoTaking inspiration from plant hunters, botanists, and early photographic pioneers, this workshop will involve children and adults working together to create their own photogram artworks. This is a camera-free process that allows for the capturing of the shadow of a composition on photographic paper.

Charleville Mall Library on Wednesday 21st August at 11 am

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