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.  Third Monday of the month. Not operating in August will resume Monday September 17th 2018.
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.

Irish Wildlife Trust Talk and Walk

Blessingtown BasinWednesday 25 July at 11am in Ballyfermot Library. Wednesday 8 August at 2pm in Marino Library. Thursday 16 August at 11am in Phibsboro Library.

The Irish Wildlife Trust host these family friendly events which feature a brief wildlife talk in the library followed by a walk in the local park, exploring the wildlife found there.

  • Ballyfermot Library - Wednesday 25 July at 11am in the library followed by a walk in Markievicz Park to explore the wildlife.
  • Marino Library - Wednesday 8th August at 2pm in the library followed by a walk to Fairview Park to explore the wildlife.
  • Phibsboro' Library -  Thursday 16 August at 11am in the library followed by a walk in Blessington Basin to explore the wildlife.

June in the Business Information Centre, Central Library

Lots happening in the Business Information Centre this June -

Lecture / Workshop

  • Thursday 7 June at 2pm - How to Use E- resources effectively. A demonstration of e-resources
  • Thursday 14 June at 1.30pm - How to Write a Winning CV and Ace the Interview, presented by Orla Donagher Career Coach and founder of www.interviewtutor.ie
  • Thursday 21 June at 1.30pm - "Let's Connect". The importance of networking in a business and social context presented by Alec Drew, The Business Expert.


History on Thursdays in Ballyfermot Library.

Every Thursday in June at 6.30pm in Ballyfermot Library

Cathy Scuffil, Historian in Residence, South Central Area host four events relevant to Ballyfermot and it's environs -

  • Thursday 7 June at 6.30pm - Castle, Church and Graveyard, the roots of Ballyfermot.
  • Thursday 14 June at 6.30pm - Water Water Everywhere, The Grand Canal at Gallonstown, Ballyfermot and Rathmines Townships.
  • Thursday 21 June at 6.30pm - In War and Revolution, the actions of sons of Ballyfermot
  • Thursday 28 June at 6.30pm - A Surburb is Planned "Where is this Ballyfermot anyway"

Meet the New Musician in Residence

Ríona Sally Hartman live portrait  Photo Credit  Gingham Sky PhotographyFriday 15 June at 1pm in the Music Library, the Central Library.

Come along and meet Dublin City Council's new Musician in Residence Ríona Sally Hartman at this Lunchtime Concert and Talk. Ríona will play a selection of her music and talk about the inspiration behind it. She will highlight some of the upcoming events that will take place during her residency and how you can get involved.

Ríona Sally Hartman live portrait.  Photo Credit Gingham Sky Photography

About Ríona

Celebrating Arnott's 175 Anniversary

Henry StWednesday 13 June at 1pm in the Central Library.

Meet Dr Mary Muldowney, the new Historian in Residence for Dublin City's Central Area and partake in her talk on Arnott's - 175 years of shopping on Henry Street. Share your memories of shopping or working on the famous street. The event is free and all are welcome. Booking is recommended.

How to Choose a Career Path when you are Multi Talented.

Tuesday 15 May at 1.30pm in the Business Information Centre, Central Library, ILAC Centre.

As part of the Career Direction and Development Programme 2018, How to Choose a Career Path when you are Multi Talented is the talk for May. Hosted by Maite Lopez, Career Change and Pathfinding Coach, this talk will assist with Finding Your Own Career Path and  Exploring Your Potential. The event is free. All are welcome.

Let's get Talking Mental Health with Angela Amirault

Thursday 31 May at 1pm in Walkinstown Library.

“You can be happier in your life once you realise the only person you can change is yourself. If you are ready to react differently, you are ready  for your life to be different”

Angela Amirault has a degree in Psychology from Canada and a Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy from Dublin City University. She also has certificates in mindfulness and art therapy and is fully accredited by the Irish Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy.
The talk is free. Booking is recommended.

Dublin in 1918

Spanish FluWednesday 2 and 9 May at 6.30pm in Coolock Library and Wednesday 16 May in Raheny Library.

Dublin City Council's Historians in Residence in association with NEAR FM present this series of talk -

  • Disease and Hunger in Dublin in 1918. Maeve Casserly & Ida Milne - Wednesday 2 May at 6.30pm in Coolock Library
  • Sport entertainment and politics in Dublin in 1916. Cormac Moore & Richard McElligot - Wednesday 9 May at 6.30pm in Coolock Library
  • 1918 tenements and Compo Claims. Donal Fallon and Cathy Scuffil - Wednesday 16 May at 6.30pm in Raheny Library

The talks are free. Booking is recommended.

House and Home – A series of talks in Rathmines Library

House and HomeWednesday 16 May, Monday 21 May and Wednesday 23 and 30 May at 6.30pm in Rathmines Library

Domestic bliss or house from hell? Either way, our home environment is one of the most important elements on our wellbeing. Enjoy this  series of varied talks based on our home life.

  • Neighbours and the Law: Wednesday 16 May at 6.30pm. A talk and question and answer session by Tadgh Kelly of Pearts Solicitors, author of Neighbours and the Law.
  • Domestic Life in Dublin: Monday 21 May at 6.30pm. A talk on how the First World War changed home life forever by Maeve Casserly, Historian in Residence with Dublin City Council.
  • Clever House Restoration: Wednesday 23 May at 6.30pm. A talk by Tamara Jaradat on interior architecture, design and restoration advice for period and modern homes.
  • Renting and Sharing Space:  Wednesday 30 May at 6.30pm. Andrew Guy of Threshold looks at how to cope with sharing your domestic space with others. A talk for all ages!
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