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The Dublin Docker

Monday 24 September at 1.10pm in Dublin City Library and Archive.

The distinctive working lives and dockland ways of the Dublin docker are an important part of Irish urban culture. In an illustrated talk Aileen O’Carroll will explore all aspects of dock work, from the tasks undertaken and commodities handled, to the heritage, language and lore of the docker. No booking required. All welcome on a first come, first served basis.

Teaching The Nation’s Past: Irish History in Secondary Schools, 1922-1969

Monday 24 September at 6.30pm in Phibsboro Library. EVENT FULLY BOOKED

What we teach shows what we value. This talk with Colm Mac Gearailt will consider how Irish history was taught in secondary schools in the post-Independent period up until the late 1960s and the period of ‘modernisation’. The talk is free. Bookin required.

Lá na mBan: the women of Ireland’s response to the threat of conscription in 1918

Monday 24 September at 6.30pm in Marino Libray

This talk with Liz Gillis recounts the responses to the British government threat to introduce conscription to Ireland in 1918, the country rallied together to resist the threat. The women of Ireland played their part which culminated in the event known as Lá na mBan, on the 9th June 1918, when three quarters of women in Ireland made a political stand against the British government. The event is free. Booking is required.

Dublin 1918 with Cathy Scuffl

Monday 24 September at 6.30pm in Inchicore Library.

Join Cathy Scuffl, Historian in Residence (Dublin City Council, South Central Area) as she sets the tone on the country on the lead into 1919.  1918 was a pivotal year in Irish history the consequences of which are still with us today. Nationally, workers and women mobilised against the threat of conscription, with key events like a national strike and Lá na m-Ban making newspaper headlines. Internationally, November brought the end of the First World War, followed by a general election in which some women and a considerable number of younger men had the vote for the frst time. All these events set the tone for 1919 another key year in the Decade of Commemorations. The talk/event is free. Booking is required.

Torpedoed! The Sinking Of The RMS Leinster

Monday 24 September at 6.30pm in Terenure Library.

On the 10th October 1918, the German submarine UB-123 sank the Dún Laoghaire to Holyhead mail boat RMS Leinster off the Kish Bank with over 560 deaths. UB-123 was lost in a minefeld with all of its crew while attempting to return to Germany. Most of them were aged 18 and 19. This talk with Philip Lecane will look at both sinkings. This event is now booked out.

Boiling Vocano?: the south responds to the Troubles, 1968-1979

Monday 24 September at 6.30pm in Cabra Library.

Boiling Vocano? the south responds to the Troubles, 1968-1979. Brian Hanleyexamines how the conflict in Northern Ireland impacted on life south of the border and the ways in which people responded to events there during the 1970s. The talk is free. Booking is required.

Stalwart Suffragettes

Monday 24 September at 6.30pm in Rathmines Library

This talk is presented by Maeve Casserly, Historian in Residence (Dublin City Council, South East Area).  The campaign for women’s rights to vote in Ireland was part of a long fought struggle for social and political equality. Maeve will trace its origins in early 18th and 19th century social reform movements and tell the stories of the men and women, from many different beliefs and backgrounds, who joined together to campaign for suffrage for women. The talk/event is free. Booking is recommended.

Tenements and Suburbia: the changing face of early 20th century Dublin

Monday 24 September at 6.30pm in Finglas Library.

Join Donal, Historian in Residence (Dublin City Council, North West Area), as he examines Dublin’s tenements in the early years of the 20th century, looking at the rise of the suburb as a solution to the crisis and the pioneering work of housing architect Herbert Simms. The talk is free. Booking is required.

Remembering Our Referenda: The Role Of Ephemera in Libraries and Archives/The 1983 Referendum Campaign

Tuesday 25 September at 1.10pm in Dublin City Library and Archive

A talk with Dr. Enda Leaney and Dr. Mary Muldowney Ephemera refers to items that are not meant to last e.g. leaflets, stickers, badges and posters. Dublin City Library and Archive has been collecting all types of political ephemera for many years but why? Enda Leaney will talk about these special collections while Mary Muldowney, will look at the divisive 1983 referendum campaign. No booking required.

The Ten Dark Secrets of 1798

Tuesday 25 September at 2pm in Charleville Mall Library.

A fascinating historical entertainment with Paddy Cullivan, bringing you the vital moments and darkest secrets of the 1798 rebellion through visuals, narrative and song. The event is free. Booking is recommended.

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