Dublin's Housing Crisis in Revolutionary Times 1913-1923

Dolphin's Barn Library; Wednesday 2 October at 6.30pm  

This talk looks at four estates built on Dublin's south side against a backdrop of unrest, war and revolution. Discover how Dublin Corporation overcame difficulties of the times to provide modern, sanitary housing for its citizens.  With Cathy Scuffil, DCC Historian in Residence.  

The Periodic Table at 150

Drumcondra Library; Tuesday 1 October at 6.30pm 

We all remember the Periodic table from science class in school but did you know that it is 150 years old this year? Sylvia Draper from TCD will uncover the story of this important scientific chart. 

Buck Whaley's Jerusalem Adventure

Raheny Library, Tuesday 1 October at 6.30pm  *event booked out*

Buck Whaley's Jerusalem Adventure, a talk with David Ryan. Tomas 'Buck' Whaley was heir to a large fortune but prone to scatter-brained schemes and disastrous gambling losses. Hear the story of one of Dublin history's most colourful characters.  

Frank O'Connor, The War of Independence, and Guests of the Nation

Pembroke Library, Tuesday 1 October at 6.30pm

Hilary Lennon looks at the political context underpinning Frank O'Connor's acclaimed war story Guests of the Nation and consideration of his own development as a writer in post-independence Ireland. 

The Link to LinkedIn & Your Career

The Business Information Centre, Central Library, Tuesday 10 September at 1.00pm

The Link to LinkedIn & Your Career - a talk by Susan Keating from Clearview Coaching Group. A Career Direction and Development talkas part of Work Matters at the Library programme. 

Harcourt Street Railway Line

Pembroke Library, Wednesday 11 September, 1pm   

A talk on the Harcourt Street Railway Line by Brendan Langley. Presented in association with Ballsbridge, Donnybrook & Sandymount Historical Society. Brendan Langley is a local historian and will look backat the history of the rail line which linked Harcourt Street and Bray with the last tram running on 31 December 1958.  

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.   

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.

Autumn talks with Michael Grant: Brahms, Silent Women and Forbidden Music

Brahms Music Library, Central Library Thursdays 12, 19 and 26 September 2019 at 1pm

Autumn talks with Michael Grant: “Brahms, Silent Women and Forbidden Music”.

Josephine Heffernan: A World War One Nurse

Raheny Library, Wednesday 5 June at 6.30pm

This talk presents the fascinating life story of nurse Josephine Heffernan. Presented by Brian White of Bray Cualann Historical Society and in association with Raheny Heritage Society. Josephine was born in the north inner city of Dublin. In 2002 a young boy in France found her bracelet that sparked a world-wide search to find her relatives that took 15 years to solve.