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Eblana Theatre: The Archive, the Artist & the Actor

Saturday 18 November from 11am-12pm in Dublin City Library and Archive

Conversation with actor Des Nealon and Dublin-based artist Gavin Murphy regarding the architectural and performance history of the now defunct Eblana theatre, located in the basement of Dublin’s famous central bus station Busáras.  The conversation will include a visual display of images from Eblana Theatre Productions from the Irish Theatre Archive.

Explore Your Archives - the Wide Street Commission Maps

Wide Street CommissionThe Wide Street Commission was established in 1757, and was Ireland’s first planning authority. Over its 94-year existence, it had a major impact on the development of Georgian Dublin.
The records of Wide Street Commission are preserved by Dublin City Archives, and include over 900 manuscript maps of Dublin dating from 17th to 19th century, which are subject to an ongoing conservation project. The maps were conserved with part funding from the Heritage Council under the Heritage Management Grant Scheme. To celebrate this, Maeve Casserly, Dublin City Council Historian-in-Residence hosts two events:

Saturday 18 November from 10am to 11am - A guided tour around the City Centre exploring the work and legacy of the Wide Streets Commission. Meeting point: Main entrance of Dublin City Hall. Booking essential at https://widestreettour.eventbrite.ie

Saturday 18 November from 3.30pm to 4.30pm - A workshop exploring the maps of the Wide Streets Commission. Location: Dublin City Library and Archive, Pearse Street. In this workshop you'll see how the city architects reshaped the medieval city through their maps and sketches. Booking essential at https://widestreetworkshop.eventbrite.ie

The Irish revolution through the collections of Dublin City Library and Archives

Monday 20 November at 1.10pm in the Central Library and Tuesday 21 November at 6.30pm in Cabra Library

TALK:  Telling the story of the Irish revolution through the collections of Dublin City Library and Archives:
Donal Fallon, DCC Historian in Residence
 
Archives are our window into the past, but just what can the collections of Dublin City Archives tell us about the Irish revolution, and how can researchers access and avail of these materials? Drawing from materials that include the 'Birth of the Republic' collection, the Jacob's Biscuit Factory Archives, the Royal Dublin Fusiliers Association Archive and the Dublin Fire Brigade insurance maps of 1916, historian Donal Fallon will explain to potential researchers and the generally curious just how these items can be used in studies of the period.

Explore Your Archives - Oral History Seminar

Monday 20 November from 6.30pm to 8.00pm at Dublin City Library and Archive

Seminar: Oral History: Let’s Hear it for the Projects!

Since September 2013, Lord Mayor’s Certificate in Oral History has been organised annually by Dublin City Archives as part of its commitment to life-long learning. Participants on  this 70 hour course are equipped with skills in the preparation and conduct of oral history projects.  The seminar format will consist of five of our Certificate graduates giving 10 minute ‘lightening papers’  about their unique oral history project and findings. The papers will be followed by a discussion on the value of oral history as a research methodology and the wealth of recorded oral narrative sources which exist in Ireland.

Patrick O’Connell: The Man who Saved FC Barcelona Exhibition

Friday 10 November to Tuesday 21 December 2017 at Dublin City Library & Archive

Born in Drumcondra in 1887, Patrick O’Connell played for Liffey Wanderers, Belfast Celtic and Manchester United before moving to Spain to manage FC Barcelona in the 1930s where he is credited with saving the club from financial ruin.

This exhibition traces the life and career of this outstanding football manager, all but forgotten in his native city until recently.
Featuring football memorabilia from Patrick’s career, the exhibition will also be accompanied by a series of talks throughout November. The display also includes information on the Sports Archive in Dublin City Library and Archive. The exhibition is curated by the Patrick O’Connell Committee.

Patrick O’Connell: The forgotten story of his football career

Tuesday 21 November at 1pm in Dublin City Library and Archive

Talk: Patrick O’Connell: The forgotten story of his football career by Cormac Moore, DCC Historian In Residence

Born in Drumcondra in 1887, Patrick O’Connell played for Liffey Wanderers, Belfast Celtic and Manchester United before moving to Spain to manage FC Barcelona in the 1930s where he is credited with saving the club from financial ruin.  The exhibition Patrick O’Connell- The Man who Saved FC Barcelona curated by The Patrick O’Connell Committee will also be on display.

Figuring out the Past - History Detective Workshop

Wednesday 22 November at 11am in Pembroke Library (Fully booked, apologies)

History for Children presented by Maeve Casserly, Dublin South East Historian in Residence. Join Historian-in-Residence Maeve Casserly for this fun workshop exploring the lives of people from the past through old photographs of Dublin and your local area! How did people dress, did they have cars and how else did they get around, where did kids go to school and what did they get up to in their free time? Find out all this and more through the lens of the History Detective. Ask the BIG QUESTIONS; Who, Where and When and learn how to solve some mysteries yourself!
This workshop is suitable for Primary School children in 5th and 6th class.

Pembroke Library.

Explore Your Archive - Centenary Perspective on Thomas Ashe

Wednesday 22 November at 6pm in Dublin City Library and Archive

Talk: A Centenary Perspective on Thomas Ashe (1885-1917), Commandant, 5th Battalion, Dublin Brigade, 1916 by Frank Whearity

In association with the Old Dublin Society as part of their Autumn 2017 Programme. For full programme see www.olddublinsociety.ie

Explore Your Archive - Irish Ramblers Club Archive

Thursday 23 November at 6.30pm in Dublin City Library and Archive

Special Event to mark the formal transfer of the Irish Ramblers Club Archive to Dublin City Sports Archive at Dublin City Library and Archive.

This free event will be open to members of the public and to Irish Ramblers Club members, past & present. It will include a presentation by club historian, Jack Morrissey.

The Irish Ramblers Club was founded in 1964 with the mission statement, “to explore, enjoy and protect our beautiful countryside”. It has had four thousand members over a fifty year period and organises four hundred hikes every year. The  Club from the outset has taken a very proactive interest in conservation of mountains and forests of Dublin and Wicklow and has contributed to national issues –such as national parks, environmental awareness, rights of way and the development of the Wicklow Way.

Talk: William Spence Engineering Works Cork St

Friday 24 November from 1pm - 2pm at Dublin City Library and Archive

Talk: William Spence Engineering Works Cork St: A Victorian Engineer in the Right Place at the Right Time by Cathy Scuffil, Historian In Residence

The Cork Street Foundry and Engineering Works of William Spence and Son was established in Dublin in 1856.  It continued trading over two generations of the Spence family, with no small measure of success until 1930.  The company was situated on a large, circa 3 acre industrial site located at 105 -109 Cork Street, Dublin, on a site that, until the early 1850’s, had housed the tanning and currier business of a James O’Neill, who also had a residence at 26 Cork Street.

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