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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 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. 

Limerick and other 'Soviets'

Ballyfermot Library, Thursday 3 October at 6.30pm

Against the backdrop of the Irish War of Independence and the Civil War, numerous so-called 'Soviets' emerged across Ireland, most famously in Limerick in 1919. What motivated these events, and what impact did they have on the broader revolution?   

We choose to go to the Moon: Politics, Progress and Apollo 11

Dublin City Library and Archive, Thursday 3 October at 6.30pm  

Marking the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, Cecilia Hartsell will reflect on the Cold War politics and conflicting perspectives on progress that shaped the American race to the moon.  

The life of traditional musician and folklorist Séamus Ennis

Cabra Library, Thursday 3 October at 6.30pm  

This year marks the centenary of the birth of Séamus Ennis, a legendary figure in both Irish folklore and traditional music circles. DCC historian-in-residence James Curry will uncover the story of this renowned uileann piper.   

Tourism in Ireland on the 20th Century: Selling a Nation

Kevin Street Library, Thursday 3 October at 6.30pm

Using images from 20th century guidebooks, maps, magazines and posters, DCC historian-in-residence Maeve Casserly will reveal how post-independence Ireland was sold as a tourist destination at home and abroad. 

Remembering Cathal MacDowell

Dublin City Library & Archive, Pearse Street; Friday 4 October at 1.10pm 

A discussion on Cecil Grange MacDowell, revolutionary, artist and musician with a day-job as a draughtsman in Dublin Corporation where he was involved in several notable civic schemes for improving the city.   

Toddler Groups

Toddler groupToddler groups operate in 14 branch libraries; days/times vary and it might be advisable to check with the relevant library in advance. Details are as follows:

Whist at Raheny Library

Deck of cardsRaheny Library host a Whist group every Tuesday from 10.30am - 12.30pm.
Note: Group does not meet in July or August.

Raheny Library T. 8315521 E.

About Whist (card game) (from Britannica). Accessing Britannica from home? All you need is your Dublin City Public Libraries' borrower number.