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.

Start and Grow Your Own Business Programme

Business Information Centre, Central Library, Thursday 19 & 26 September, 3, 10, 17 & 24 October at 6.30pm   

This programme of six free talks/workshops is brought to you by Dublin City Libraries in partnership with the Local Enterprise Office, Dublin City and the Entrepreneurs Academy. The programme is aimed at those who are contemplating self-employment and who are in need of guidance and expertise in all aspects of starting a business in Ireland.  

Becoming a Successful Entrepreneur, Thursday 19 September at 6.30pm  

Creating the Best Business Plan for Your Business, Thursday 26 September at 6.30pm  

Essential Supports for Entrepreneurs: who's out there to help?  Thursday 24 October at 6.30pm    

Remembering Cathal MacDowell

Dublin City Library & Archive, Pearse Street; Friday 4 October at 1.10pm 

A discussion on Cecil Grange MacDowell, revolutionary, artist and musician with a day-job as a draughtsman in Dublin Corporation where he was involved in several notable civic schemes for improving the city.   

Limerick and other 'Soviets'

Ballyfermot Library, Thursday 3 October at 6.30pm

Against the backdrop of the Irish War of Independence and the Civil War, numerous so-called 'Soviets' emerged across Ireland, most famously in Limerick in 1919. What motivated these events, and what impact did they have on the broader revolution?   

Tourism in Ireland on the 20th Century: Selling a Nation

Kevin Street Library, Thursday 3 October at 6.30pm

Using images from 20th century guidebooks, maps, magazines and posters, DCC historian-in-residence Maeve Casserly will reveal how post-independence Ireland was sold as a tourist destination at home and abroad. 

The life of traditional musician and folklorist Séamus Ennis

Cabra Library, Thursday 3 October at 6.30pm  

This year marks the centenary of the birth of Séamus Ennis, a legendary figure in both Irish folklore and traditional music circles. DCC historian-in-residence James Curry will uncover the story of this renowned uileann piper.   

We choose to go to the Moon: Politics, Progress and Apollo 11

Dublin City Library and Archive, Thursday 3 October at 6.30pm  

Marking the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, Cecilia Hartsell will reflect on the Cold War politics and conflicting perspectives on progress that shaped the American race to the moon.  

Jews and Protestants in the era of the Tan War

Ballymun Library, Wednesday 2 October at 6.30pm 

Jews and Protestants in the era of the Tan War with Ida Milne, Melanie Brown and host Berni Dwan with music by Eddie Sherlock and Eoin Dillon. Part of the Near FM series on Dublin in the time of the Black and Tans, 1920-21.    

Rethinking the World - Bauhaus celebrates 100 years

Raheny Library, Wednesday 2 October at 6.30pm 

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Bauhaus, a German art and design school whose innovative ideas are influential to this day. Niamh McNally will talk about its history, key figures, and its continuing legacy.   

The War of Independence and Mountjoy Prison

Phibsboro Library; Wednesday 2 October at 6.30pm  *event booked out*

An illustrated talk by Margaret Ryan focussing on events in Mountjoy during the war, icluding the execution of Kevin Barry, the role of prison staff who acted as Michael Collins' men inside the prison and the many protests organised by Cumann na mBan outside the gates of Mountjoy.