Libraries

August Public Holiday Arrangements

beach sceneDublin City Libraries will be closed from Saturday August 3rd to Monday August 5th August (inclusive). Branch libraries will re-open on Tuesday 6 August 2019.

Right: Image from our 1953 August Bank Holiday Weekend Image Gallery.

Access eResources 24/7

Don't forget you can access our collection of eBooks, eAudiobooks, digital magazines, comics, graphic novels and databases over the August Public Holiday: www.dublincity.ie/library-eresources

Plus explore Dublin's history through our digital repository with its vast collection of old photos, maps and ephemera.

Online Renewals

Ballyfermot Heritage Week

Heritage Week logoBallyfermot celebrates its rich cultural heritage and Ballyfermot Library is delighted to share in the festivities. There wll be traditional Irish music, Irish dancing, photos, and videos of old Ballyfermot and the people who call it home.

Ballyfermot Library on Saturday 24th August from 11 am

And the Liberties went Bang Bang

Heritage Week logoBang Bang, he shot me down....Join Leo Magee for a talk about life in the Liberties and the infamous Thomas Dudley aka Bang Bang.

Ballyfermot Library on Tuesday 20 August at 6.30 pm

Taster Crochet Workshop for Children

Heritage Week logoGet out your crochet needles and get creative! Walkinstown Library Knitting Group invites children aged 7-10 years to join them for a taster knitting workshop in Walkinstown Library.

Walkinstown Library on Saturday 24 August at 11.15 - 12.15pm.

The Impact of the Irish Border on Sport from 1921 onwards

Heritage Week logoDCC historian-in-residence, Cormac Moore, will present a fascinating account of the ways in which Irish sporting bodies dealt with the partition of the island of Ireland from 1921 onwards.

Marino Library on Monday 19 August at 6.30 pm

Past Times: Marino 1917 Allotments

Heritage Week logoNoel Carolan, member of the Old Dublin Society, will discuss the 400 vegetable allotments of Marino and their development from 1917 onwards.

Dublin City Library & Archive, Pearse Street on Wednesday 21 August at 6pm

Family Photogram Workshop

Heritage Week logoTaking inspiration from plant hunters, botanists, and early photographic pioneers, this workshop will involve children and adults working together to create their own photogram artworks. This is a camera-free process that allows for the capturing of the shadow of a composition on photographic paper.

Cabra Library on Wednesday 21st August at 3 pm

Family Photogram Workshop

Heritage Week logoTaking inspiration from plant hunters, botanists, and early photographic pioneers, this workshop will involve children and adults working together to create their own photogram artworks. This is a camera-free process that allows for the capturing of the shadow of a composition on photographic paper.

Charleville Mall Library on Wednesday 21st August at 11 am

Dublin's Theatre Royal Remembered

Heritage Week logoJoin Conor Doyle for a trip down memory lane as he pays tribute to Dublin's long-lost, and still missed, Theatre Royal. Discover rare newsreel footage once believed to be lost, photographs, show programmes, and the autographs of the stars who once graced the stage of that beloved place.

Dolphin's Barn Library on Wednesday 21 August at 6.30 pm

Social Life in Pre-Reformation Dublin, 1450 - 1540

Heritage Week logoPeadar Slattery, author and historian, presents an account of social life in pre-Reformation Dublin, telling of its ruling class, its wealthy merchants, its all-powerful traditional church, the cityʼs personalities, and Dublinʼs unwanted Irish.

Raheny Library on Monday 19 August at 6.30 pm

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