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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.

Start and Grow Your Own Business Programme

Business Information Centre, Central Library, Thursday 19 & 26 September, 3, 10, 17 & 24 October at 6.30pm   

This programme of six free talks/workshops is brought to you by Dublin City Libraries in partnership with the Local Enterprise Office, Dublin City and the Entrepreneurs Academy. The programme is aimed at those who are contemplating self-employment and who are in need of guidance and expertise in all aspects of starting a business in Ireland.  

Becoming a Successful Entrepreneur, Thursday 19 September at 6.30pm  

Creating the Best Business Plan for Your Business, Thursday 26 September at 6.30pm  

Essential Supports for Entrepreneurs: who's out there to help?  Thursday 24 October at 6.30pm    



with James Curry, Historian in Residence (Dublin City Council, North West Area)

Jurassic Brick Land

StemsnationalWalkinstown Library, Saturday 12 October at 2pm; Ballymun Library, Saturday 2 November at 2pm; Pearse St. Library, Sat 30 November at 2pm

Are you ready for the adventure of a lifetime? Put on your hiking boots and camouflage…you’re about to enter Jurassic Brick Land!

As part of STEMsational Saturdays.

STEMsational Saturdays

STEMsational SaturdaysBallymun, Pearse Street and Walkinstown Libraries, October-November 2019. See below for details.

Prepare to be amazed! STEMsational Saturdays are a series of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths workshops for children, taking place on Saturday afternoons in October and November.

Please contact the individual branches to book a place at a session.

Scratch Animation

StemsnationalWalkinstown Library, Saturday 5 October at 2.30pm; Ballymun Library, Saturday 12 October at 2.30pm; Pearse St. Library, Saturday 2 November at 2.30pm

Create and Code a Simple Animation.

As part of STEMsational Saturdays.

Children's Book Festival 2019

Childrens Book FestivalCabra Library, Dolphin's Barn Library, Rathmines Library and Walkinstown Library

The national Children’s Book Festival, held every October, helps spread the enjoyment of books and reading among children and families, authors and illustrators, teachers and librarians all over Ireland.

While the majority of events are for school groups, there are also after-school and mid-term events, which are listed below.

Please contact the individual branches to book a place at a session.

Scratch Game Design

StemsnationalWalkinstown Library, Saturday 19 October at 2.30pm; Pearse St. Library, Saturday 9 November at 2.30pm; Ballymun Library, Saturday 16 November at 2.30pm

Create and Code a Simple Game

As part of STEMsational Saturdays

How To Use Market Research Effectively

workmattersBusiness Information Centre, Central Library, Monday 21st October 1.10 - 2.00 p.m. 

James Wilson will present this talk. James is a research analyst with Mintel and writes in the retail, leisure and food and drink sectors for Mintel’s Irish series of reports. His specialist areas include all things technology with a focus on how social media is influencing consumer shopping habits, tourism and the foodservice industry across Ireland. He has featured in radio interviews, including BBC Radio Ulster, thought pieces with the Marketing Institute of Ireland and national publications such as The Times.

Between the jigs and the reels

Uilleann PiperMusic Library, Central Library, October 31st at 1.00p.m.

Join the "musicmakers & dreamers of dreams" Mairéad O'Donnell ( Fiddle & Vocals) and Maeve McCann (Uilleann pipes, whistles & bodhran) for an hour of traditional music and song to include barndances, mazurkas, airs etc

For more details on Mairead see