Local History Group Day

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Dock workersSaturday 24 March from 9.45am to 2.30pm in Dublin City Library & Archive, 138-144 Pearse Street, Dublin 2.

Local History Group Day is a chance to hear current research being undertaken by local history groups and societies throughout the country.

All welcome and booking is not required. Come early to ensure a place.
The schedule for the day is as follows:

  • 9.45am  - Registration
  • 10.00am - Welcome and Introduction
  • 10.05am  - Starting a Local History Group.  James Madigan, Liberties Cultural Association
  • 10.35am  -  Closure of a Unremunerative Railway Line: Harcourt Street to Bray, 1958. James Scannell, The Old Bray Society
  • 11.05am  -  The Meeting at Rochestown Avenue, 1884 and related history. Thomas Burke, Local History Alumni Group
  • 11.35am  -  “Dear Miss B” – a Collection of Edwardian Postcards.  Brian McCabe, Kill History Group
  • 12.05pm  -  Tea/Coffee
  • 12.30pm  -  An Irish Country House in Cloyne, Co. Cork. Marie Guillot, Cloyne Literary & Historical Society
  • 1.05pm - Lesser Known Dubs – The Good, the Bad and the Downright Despicable. Ken Finlay, The Old Dublin Society
  • 1.35pm - My Experience as a Dublin Docker 1963-2009. John Walsh, Dublin Dock Workers Preservation Society
  • 2.05pm - irishhistoryonline.ie – a Resource for Local History Groups.  Jacqueline Hill, NUI Maynooth
  • 2.20pm - Discussion
  • 2.30pm - Finish

Please contact (01) 6744999 or dublinstudies@dublincity.ie if you have any queries. All are welcome!

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