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Start Your Own Business Autumn Programme

Thursday 20 September to Thursday 25 October at 6.30pm for each talk at the Business Information Centre, Central Library, ILAC Centre.

Avail of these free talks which are designed to give you all the information you need on starting your own business and the benefits of working for yourself.

  • Thursday 20 September at 6.30pm: Becoming a Successful Entrepreneur - How You Can Create and Produce Ideas. Brendan Fitzpatrick will examine what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur.
  • Thursday 27 September at 6.30pm: Creating the Best Business Plan for Your Business. Brendan Fitzpatrick will take you through the key steps needed to help you develop your business plan more efficiently and effectively
  • Thursday 4 October at 6.30pm: Market Research Skills – What you need to do to be Successful. Michael Keogh will help you take your idea and explore the impact it will have on the market.
  • Thursday 11 October at 6.30pm: Managing Your Online Presence – Having a Digital Plan to Help You Increase Sales. Michael Keogh will help you manage your websites and social media message, make an impact and add value to your online customers.
  • Thursday 18 October at 6.30pm: Entrepreneurial Finance and Grants. Rory Finegan will talk you through what to expect from the banks and explain other sources of funding available..
  • Thursday 25 October at 6.30pm: Essential Supports and Services for Entrepreneurs - Who’s Out There To Help You.  Rory Finegan will help you explore the essential supports and services available around the country for all entrepreneurs.

Aspects of Mícheál Mac Liammoir and the Dublin Gate Theatre

Micheál Mac Liammoir Exhibition on display at Dublin City Library and Archive, October 2018

Founded in 1928 by Mícheál Mac Liammóir and Hilton Edwards, the Gate Theatre marks its 90th anniversary this year. As part of the Decade of Commemorations, Dublin City Library & Archive has devised an exhibition from its own collections to celebrate both men, who at the end of their careers received the Honorary Freedom of Dublin.

Kevin Street Library welcomes Dublin Festival of History

Monday 1 October at 1pm - A Missing History? Tracing the objects and images of the Irish women’s suffrage campaign

This talk with Donna Gilligan discusses the limited surviving and non-surviving images and objects from the Irish women’s suffrage movement. It examines what these tell us about the Irish campaign, and questions why this important history has been neglected in our national story, as well as in our museum collections.

Tuesday 2 October at 6:30pm - " I live a New Life" Frederick Douglass in Ireland.

Frederick Douglass, an African-American abolitionist and former slave, visited Ireland in 1845. His trip was shaped by a number of experiences, including meeting Daniel O’Connell and achieving a level of personal freedom unimaginable in his home country. In observance of the 200th anniversary of his birth, this talk with Cecelia Hartsell examines Douglass’s visit to Ireland and his role as an abolitionist.

A Changing Society: Irish History Talks with Maeve Casserly, Historian in Residence (Dublin City Council, South East Area). A series of talks exploring the impact of the First World War on ordinary life in Ireland. Learn more about key events in 1918 from the Representation of the People Act to the outbreak of the Spanish flu, as well as the general election and the impact of the first ‘total war’ on work and life at home in the final years of the Great War.

Dublin Port and Dockers

The 31st  series of Dublin City Hall Lunchtime Lectures will take place every Tuesday in October 2018 from 1.10-1.50.
The venue is the Council Chamber in City Hall and the overall theme is Dublin Port and Dublin Dockers. The series will explore the distinctive working lives and dockland ways of the Dublin docker and Docklands. Admission is free. No booking required. All welcome on a first come, first served basis. Doors open 12.30pm.


Community Law and Mediation - Free Information Sessions

Raheny Library talksWednesdsay 17 and 24 October and Thursday 18 and 25 October at various times in Raheny Library.

Wednesday 17 October
11am - Northside Partnership’s  Jobs Club  brings together jobseekers of all ages and occupational backgrounds that are actively looking for work. It provides them with a range of services to help them link with employers and identify job opportunities.
12pm - The importance of Making a Will. – This talk with explain the importance of making a Will and what a Will should contain. This talk will be delivered by Community Law & Mediation

Thursday 18 October
11am - Healthy Food Made Easy –  This talk will give you a brief overview on The Healthy Food Made Easy (HFME) course. This talk will be delivered by Northside Partnership.
12pm - Fair Deal. A talk on the Nursing Home Support Scheme and how to apply for the scheme. This talk will be delivered  by Northside Citizen Information Service

Wednesday 24 October
11am - Would you like to Stop Smoking?  This talk will give you tips on giving up smoking and will offers support to people who wish to quit smoking This talk will be delivered by Northside Partnership.
12pm - What is Mediation? This talk will explain what mediation is and how it can resolve any dispute between two parties. This talk will be delivered by Community Law & Mediation

Thursday 25 October
11am - Money Management This talk will explain how the Money Advice & Budgeting Service (MABs) service can help you. Dublin North East MABS will deliver this talk.
12pm - This talk will give you a brief overview on The Healthy Food Made Easy (HFME) course. This talk will be delivered by Northside Partnership.

Business Support in the Business Library

Wednesday 17 October from 6.30pm to 8.00pm

Business Support Workshop - Market Research for Small Business. Futuristic Information and advice on how to do Market Research Effectively with Brian O’Connor, Senior Consumer Analyst and Research Production Manager, Mintel Ireland. 

Information Stands

Community Law and Mediation and Northside Partnership in Raheny Library

Wednesday 17 and 24 October, Thursday 18 and 25 October at various times in Raheny Library

  • Jobs Club - Northside Partnership on Wednesday 17 October at 11am
  • The Importance of Making a Will - Community Law & Mediation on Wednesday 17 October at 12 noon
  • Healthy Food Made Easy - Northside Partnership on Thursday 18 October at 11am
  • Fair Deal -  a talk on the nursing home support scheme and how to apply for it - Northside Citizen Information Service on Thursday 18 October at 12 noon
  • Would You Like to Stop Smoking? -  Northside Partnership on Wednesday 24th October at 11am
  • What is Mediation? - Community Law & Mediation on Wednesday 24 October at 12 noon
  • Money Management - Dublin North East Money Advice & Budgeting service on Thursday 25 October at 11am
  • Healthy Food Made Easy - Northside Partnership on Thursday 25th October at 12 noon

Heather Gray, Artist in Rathmines Library

Monday 22 October at 6pm and Wednesday 31 October at 2pm in Rathmines Library

Rathmines Library are delighted to have Heather Gray host two workshops in the library. Heather is artist and art workshop facilitator. Her passion is art, drawing, ink painting and comic books!

  • Art and Mindfulness: Chinese Painting Workshop for adults - Monday 22 October at 6pm. Booking is required as places are limited.
  • Make a Halloween Comic Workshop for children aged 11- 16 years. Wednesday 31 October from 2pm to 4pm. Booking is required as places are limited

A Crack in Everything: Doire Press poetry reading

Maurice Devitt, Susan Lindsay, Louis MulcahyThursday 25 October at 6.30pm in Pearse Street Library

All are welcome to a Doire Press Poetry reading with Maurice Devitt, Susan Lindsay, Louis Mulcahy. This is followed by Q&A with Lisa Frank, co-director Doire Press. Admission is free.

Exhibitions on display for October 2018

Exhibitions on display in Dublin City Public Libraries for October  -

  • Ballyfermot Library -
    1. Ballyfermot People’s Art Exhibition – Community Art exhibition in conjunction with Ballyfermot 70 years
    2. 1916 Street Banners & Art Exhibition
    3. Bio-Diversity
    4. “Pipecraft” The history of the Uilleann pipes
    5. Palmerstown Photographic Club exhibition: Ballyfermot past and present
  • Cabra Library - Bliain na Gaeilge
  • Central Library -  Conradh na Gaeilge 125
  • Finglas Camera Club - "Anything Goes"
  • Raheny Library - Raheny Camera Club
  • Rathmines Library - Paul Abell - Wonderful Dublin Art Exhibition