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Tony Gregory - Life and Work Exhibition

Tony Gregory Charleville Mall Library, runs throughout August

Tony Gregory - Life and Work: an Exhibition celebrating the life and work of the late Irish politician. Tony Gregory (5 December 1947 - 2 January 2009 ) was an Irish Independent politician, and a Teachta Dála (TD) for the Dublin Central constituency from 1982-2009. This exhibition looks at many aspects of his life and political career.

Goodbye Dublin: The War of Independence in the City

Dublin City Library & Archive, August 12th to October 31st.

Dublin City Libraries’ new exhibition commemorates the War of Independence in Dublin. Dublin played a central role in the War of Independence. The city was the seat of the British administration in Ireland, and had a heavy police and military presence. It was vital that the Irish Volunteers contested control of the city and demonstrated that British control over Ireland was loosening.

This exhibition tells the history of this conflict using contemporary photographs, ephemera, film, and a period Black and Tan uniform.

War of Independence Lectures

War of Independence Flier

Pearse Street Library, Tuesday 20 and 27 August; Rathmines Library, Monday 9 and 16 September (details below)

Dublin City's Historians in Residence are delivering a set of two part lecture series on the War of Independence.These are taking place across a number of libraries and are unique to each branch as our Historians In Residence explore the tumultuous years of the Irish War of Independence, featuring local stories and national events.

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.   

Jacob's Factory and Dublin Design

Dublin City Library & Archive, Pearse Street; Saturday 24 August 10am-12.30pm   

Jacob's Factory and Dublin Design - A seminar for Heritage Week 2019. Jacob's Biscuits are known for their variety of carefully designed shapes, which enhance their delicious taste. This committment to design will be explored in a seminar arraged by Dublin City Library & Archive, which holds the archives of Jacob's Factory. Guest speakers will deliver presentations on various subjects relating to Jacob's Factory. 

Ballyfermot Heritage Week

Heritage Week logoBallyfermot celebrates its rich cultural heritage and Ballyfermot Library is delighted to share in the festivities. There wll be traditional Irish music, Irish dancing, photos, and videos of old Ballyfermot and the people who call it home.

Ballyfermot Library on Saturday 24th August from 11 am

Taster Crochet Workshop for Children

Heritage Week logoGet out your crochet needles and get creative! Walkinstown Library Knitting Group invites children aged 7-10 years to join them for a taster knitting workshop in Walkinstown Library.

Walkinstown Library on Saturday 24 August at 11.15 - 12.15pm.

Ceol agus Amhránaíocht/Lunchtime recital with Shay Cotter agus Alfi (band)

Shay Cotter Music Library, Central Library Thursday 5 September at 1pm

Ceol agus Amhránaíocht/Lunchtime recital with Shay Cotter agus Alfi (band).

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.  

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”.