Lecture/Talk

Family History and Genealogy Advice Service

Family treeMonthly in Donaghmede and Raheny Libraries.
Find out how to go about tracing your family tree, with an advice session presented by Margaret Bonar and Betty Craven.

Donaghmede Library host the advice session on the 3rd Monday of every month in the afternoons.

Raheny Library's Family History and Genealogy advice service. Meets the third Monday of the month (10.15am - 12 noon.)
To book, ring 087 6491605, email impossibleancestors@gmail.com

All are welcome and admission is free.  Booking is essential with Margaret Bonar at T. 087 6491605.

A Bridge Over Troubled Waters - Seamus Heaney and the politics of the North

Rathmines Library, Monday 27 January at 6pm  

A talk on the relation between the poetry of Seamus Heaney and the politics of the North. Hosted by Sophie Doyle from the Listen Now Again exhibition. A partnership project between the NLI, the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and Bank of Ireland, the exhibition draws on the National Library’s extensive archive of Heaney documents and features Heaney’s original manuscripts as well as letters, unpublished works, diary entries, photographs, note books, and multi-media recordings.  Sophie will draw on archive material from the display in the course of her presentation.  

Passports, Pilots and Planes: a history of Dublin Airport

Drumcondra Library; Thursday 6 February at 6.30pm

Ballymun Library; Monday 10 February at 6.30pm 

Cabra Library; Thursday 20 February at 6.30pm 

Raheny Library; Thursday 27 February at 6.30pm

Dublin Airport, or Collinstown Airport as it was originally known, is 80 years old this year but the site has an aviation history stretching as far back as 1917. This talk focuses on how Dublin Airport has developed from one flight a day on grass runways to the European Union's 11th largest airport and Ireland's gateway to the world.  

Stress Management

Cabra Library, Thursday 12 March at 6.30pm

Drawing upon a cognitive behavioural approach to stress management, attendees will gain an understanding of what stress is, of the lifestyle factors that cause it, and of its physical and psychological effects. With an introduction to skills and strategies for combating stress effectively, attendees will gain an insight in how to increase one's potential to live with greater fulfilment and enjoyment. 

Introduction to Mindfulness

Drumcondra Library, Thursday 27 February at 6.30pm  

In this workshop, participants will gain an understanding of what minfulness is and learn to identify ways in which to embrace mindfulness in everyday tasks. Attendees will develop an awareness on the postive effect that mindulness practice can have on our wellbeing. 

Walking the Camino de Santiago

Ringsend Library, Wednesday 26 February at 6.30pm

Cabra Library, Wednesday 4 March at 6.30pm 

Ever considered setting out on the Camino de Santiago? Andrea Ryan gives walkers the knowledge and advice needed to walk the Camino. The talk will cover the history of the Camino, how to cover the mileage, how to train, optimum times of the year to travel and rounding off with a Q & A session. 

Dementia Awareness talk

Ballymun Library, Tuesday 18 February at 11am

Coolock Library, Tuesday 10 March at 11am

This talk will be facilitated by Joanne Brennan, Dementia Adviser with the Alzheimer Society of Ireland. Joanne will provide information on the different types of dementia and the signs and symptons associated with the onset of dementia. Joanne will discuss risk factors, brain health and the work carried out by the Alzheimer Society of Ireland. 

Childhood Worries and Anxieties

Dolphin's Barn Library, Wednesday 4 March at 6.30pm  

In this talk, Dr. Mary O'Kane explains anxiety in children and offers parents practical advice on how to support their children during difficult times, helping them to manage their fears and gain confidence. 

Anxiety - How to Survive and Thrive

Drumcondra Library, Tuesday 11 February at 6.30pm   

This workshop looks at identifying anxiety triggers, how to manage our thought processes, and how to thrive at life whilst working through anxiety. 

John McGahern’s Dublin: the 23rd Annual Sir John T. Gilbert Commemorative Lecture

authorThursday 23rd January at 6pm, Dublin City Library & Archive, Pearse Street.

John McGahern’s Dublin: the 23rd Annual Sir John T. Gilbert Commemorative Lecture is given by Professor Frank Shovlin, University of Liverpool at Dublin City Library & Archive, 138-144 Pearse Street, Dublin 2, on Thursday 23rd January 2020 at 6pm.

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