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.  Third Monday of the month. Please note date change for November:  27 November from 10.15am - 12 noon, instead of 20 November.
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.

Contemporary Irish Literature Series at the Central Library

Contemporary literature seriesWednesday 4 and 18 April at 1pm in the Central Library

Join Irish author Liz Nugent as she chats with Declan Burke (Dublin City Writer in Residence) about her third novel Skin Deep, to be published in March 2018.Liz’s first novel Unravelling Oliver  won the Crime Novel of the Year (2014) at the Irish Book Awards. Her second novel Lying in Wait, released in July 2016 went straight to number 1 in the Irish Bestseller lists and won the RTE Ryan Tubridy Show Listener’s Choice Award at the Bord Gais Energy Irish Book Awards. It has been long listed for the International DUBLIN Literary Award 2018.

Alan McMonagle in conversation with Elizabeth Reapy (Dublin City Writer in Residence). Alan’s debut novel Ithaca was published in 2017 and longlisted for the Desmond Elliott Award for first novels and shortlisted for a Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Award. Alan has also written for radio and published  two collections of  short stories: Liar, Liar and Psychotic Episodes, both of which were nominated for the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award.

Both events are free. Booking is recommended.

The Holistic Gardener visits Ballyfermot Library.

The Holistic GardenerThursday 29 March at 7pm in Ballyfermot Library.

Fiann Ó Nualláin is " The Holistic Gardener" and Ballyfermot Library are delighted to host his talk on Preparation for Summer growing season. Fionn is  an author, broadcaster, Irish Examiner columnist and always an advocate of gardening for health and well being. The event is free. Booking is essential.

Women of the Brigade: St John Ambulance & the First World War

Kate Middleton CurtisTuesday 17 April at 6.30pm in Dublin City Library and Archive

The speaker is Padraig Allen, honorary archivist and project manager with St John Ambulance, Ireland. No booking required. Seats are first come, first served.

This lecture complements the new exhibition “Doing their Bit” Irish Women and the First World War on display at Dublin City Library and Archive, 138-144 Pearse Street, Dublin 2 until 28 April 2018.

Suffragette’s Green Walking Tour

Suffragists at Dublin CastleSunday 15 April at 11am and 1pm (11am tour is fully booked, apologies)

Suffragette’s Green: a walking tour of Stephen’s Green and its environs, exploring the local area connections with the Irish suffrage movement.

Free, but booking is required at: https://suffrage-green-tour-2.eventbrite.ie

Suffrage in the Suburbs Walking Tour

Suffragists at Dublin CastleSunday 15 April at 3pm. Meet outside Rathmines Library

Suffrage in the Suburbs: a walking tour of Rathmines and its environs, exploring the local area connections with the Irish suffrage movement. Tour will be delivered by Maeve Casserly, Dublin City Council Historian in Residence.

This event is free, but booking is required at: https://suffrage-in-the-suburbs.eventbrite.ie

‘An Ghaeilge is Muidne’

Bliain na GaeilgeDé Céadaoin 28 Márta ag 6.30pm i Leabharlann Ráth Eanaigh

Caint ag an Ollamh is Scríbhneoir Alan Titley faoi Stair is Litríocht na Gaeilge is a tábhacht ina shaothar féin.

A talk by academic and writer Alan Titley on the History and Literature of the Irish Language and its importance in his own writing.

Comhghairdeas! Memory of the World Register: A Celebration

Street trader exchanges toys and sweets for bottles, Drumcondra, 1950sTuesday 13 March from 1pm tp 2pm at Council Chamber, City Hall, Dame Street

The National Folklore Collection UCD, one of Europe’s largest archives of oral tradition and cultural history, has had its foundational collection, The Irish Folklore Commission Collection (1935-1970), inscribed to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation’s prestigious International Memory of the World Register. This is in recognition of its ‘world significance’ and ‘outstanding universal value to culture.’

Image: A street trader exchanges toys and sweets for bottles, Drumcondra, 1950s, The National Folklore Collection UCD.

A Feast of Female Voices

1 city 1 book: Long Gaze BackTuesday 10 April at 6:30 pm at Pembroke Library

Authors June Caldwell, Mary Costello and Siobhán Mannion discuss their short stories in The Long Gaze Back. Chaired by Sinéad Gleeson.

June Caldwell worked for many years as a freelance journalist and now writes fiction. She has an MA in Creative Writing from Queen’s University Belfast. Room Little Darker, her acclaimed collection of short stories was published in 2017. Her fiction has been published in The Stinging Fly, The Moth, Winter Papers, and The Lonely Crowd. She is a prizewinner of the Moth International Short Story Prize. Her first novel, Little Town Moone, is forthcoming from John Murray.

A Feast of Female Voices

1 City 1 Book: Long Gaze BackMonday April 23 at 6:30pm in Cabra Library

Authors Susan Stairs, Nuala O’Connor and Eimear Ryan discuss their short stories in The Long Gaze Back. Chaired by Sinéad Gleeson

Nuala O’Connor's fifth short story collection Joyride to Jupiter was published by New Island in June 2017. Her third novel, Miss Emily, about the poet Emily Dickinson and her Irish maid was shortlisted for the Bord Gáis Energy Eason Book Club Novel of the Year 2015 and longlisted for the 2017 International Dublin Literary Award. Nuala’s fourth novel, Becoming Belle, will be published in 2018.