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The Periodic Table at 150

Drumcondra Library; Tuesday 1 October at 6.30pm 

We all remember the Periodic table from science class in school but did you know that it is 150 years old this year? Sylvia Draper from TCD will uncover the story of this important scientific chart. 

Frank O'Connor, The War of Independence, and Guests of the Nation

Pembroke Library, Tuesday 1 October at 6.30pm

Hilary Lennon looks at the political context underpinning Frank O'Connor's acclaimed war story Guests of the Nation and consideration of his own development as a writer in post-independence Ireland. 

Buck Whaley's Jerusalem Adventure

Raheny Library, Tuesday 1 October at 6.30pm  *event booked out*

Buck Whaley's Jerusalem Adventure, a talk with David Ryan. Tomas 'Buck' Whaley was heir to a large fortune but prone to scatter-brained schemes and disastrous gambling losses. Hear the story of one of Dublin history's most colourful characters.  



IRISH REVOLUTION CLASS 1916–1923 with James Curry, Historian in Residence (Dublin City Council, North West Area)

A free course on 20th-century Irish history (from 1916-1923) delivered in a lively and accessible manner consisting of 12 classes held on Wednesdays from 11am–12.30pm, from October 2nd to January 8th.

Generation Games: National Museum workshop

Charleville Mall Library; Wednesday 2 October, 3.00-4.30pm 

Ballyfermot Library; Tuesday 15 October, 3.00-4.30pm  

Bring along your granny, your great-auntie or someone in your family and find out about the games we played in the past! An intergenerational workshop looking at games and toys from long ago.   

Rethinking the World - Bauhaus celebrates 100 years

Raheny Library, Wednesday 2 October at 6.30pm 

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Bauhaus, a German art and design school whose innovative ideas are influential to this day. Niamh McNally will talk about its history, key figures, and its continuing legacy.   

Jews and Protestants in the era of the Tan War

Ballymun Library, Wednesday 2 October at 6.30pm 

Jews and Protestants in the era of the Tan War with Ida Milne, Melanie Brown and host Berni Dwan with music by Eddie Sherlock and Eoin Dillon. Part of the Near FM series on Dublin in the time of the Black and Tans, 1920-21.    

Dublin's Housing Crisis in Revolutionary Times 1913-1923

Dolphin's Barn Library; Wednesday 2 October at 6.30pm  

This talk looks at four estates built on Dublin's south side against a backdrop of unrest, war and revolution. Discover how Dublin Corporation overcame difficulties of the times to provide modern, sanitary housing for its citizens.  With Cathy Scuffil, DCC Historian in Residence.  

The War of Independence and Mountjoy Prison

Phibsboro Library; Wednesday 2 October at 6.30pm  *event booked out*

An illustrated talk by Margaret Ryan focussing on events in Mountjoy during the war, icluding the execution of Kevin Barry, the role of prison staff who acted as Michael Collins' men inside the prison and the many protests organised by Cumann na mBan outside the gates of Mountjoy.  

The Revolutionary and the Soldier: a love greater than all divisions

Central Library, Thursday 3 October at 1.10pm  

Walkinstown Library, Wednesday 9 October at 6.30pm    

Rathfarnham Theatre Group presents this dramatic piece about the story of Winifred Carney ( James Connolly's secretary) and her husband George McBride, two Belfast people from very different backgrounds and religions who met and fell in love.