- Title: Knowing Dublin: Know your City Council
- Author: Dublin City Public Libraries
- Size: 21cm
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 38pp.
- Price: Free and available to download below
- Publisher: Dublin City Public Libraries
Knowing Dublin – Know Your City Council is a simple introduction to the work of Dublin City Council and the role of the elected representatives in the life of the city. It is a nuts and bolts piece, told in plain language, designed to inform those with little or no knowledge of the many services that the Council provides. As such, it is relevant for young adults, new citizens, immigrants, and anyone who wants to know more about how Dublin City functions. It is also a useful tool for teachers as a basis for class lessons.
The guide describes in detail the work of the local government elected representatives. There is a strong emphasis on voting: how to vote and why it is so important that citizens use their vote.
Knowing Dublin was researched and written by public library staff. It was originally published in 2008. The 4th and fully revised edition was be published in October 2017.
The Knowing Dublin guide, in both English and Irish, will be available from the Central Library, Ilac Centre, Dublin 1. Each Dublin City branch library will have a reference and a lending copy.