Submitted by Your Library on Wed, 22/07/2015 - 10:20
The Rathmines Township was created on the 22nd July, 1847, by Act of Parliament. In 1862 the townlands of Rathgar and Sallymount (the latter comprising present-day Ranelagh) were added to the renamed Rathmines and Rathgar Township. The Township was further extended in 1866 to include townlands in Uppercross, while Milltown was added in 1880.
Originally the Township was governed by Commissioners, who felt they needed a place where they could meet and conduct their business. Their first house was at 71 Rathmines Road, so it really became the first town hall.
Submitted by Your Library on Mon, 13/07/2015 - 18:17
The Irish Theatre Archive, held at Dublin City Library and Archive in Pearse Street, was founded in 1981 and now consists of over 250 collections, and 100,000 individual items. Included are collections deposited by theatres, theatre companies, individual actors, directors, costume and set designers, as well as theatre critics and fans. Collections can include theatre programs, handbills, posters, newspaper cuttings, stage managers books, production notes, costume and set designs, correspondence, administration files, scripts, photographs and recordings.
Submitted by Guest Blogger on Tue, 07/07/2015 - 14:40
[Update, 24 Nov 2015: Due to data protection reasons, information from Jacob's Biscuit Factory employee records which are less than 100 years old, will be made available to direct family members only. All requests regarding individual employees should be sent to email@example.com in the first instance. The cataloguing project will be completed by the end of December 2015 and we will start processing the email requests in January 2016.]
As part of its varied programme of activities for the Decade of Commemorations, Dublin City Library and Archive is currently in the process of cataloguing the records of Jacob’s Biscuit Factory which was acquired by Dublin City Archives in 2012. Here is a sneak preview of some of the records which have thus far been identified which relate to the Easter Rising of 1916 and the occupation of the factory:
Submitted by Ellen Murphy on Tue, 30/06/2015 - 14:30
The Decade of Centenaries Award was established by Digital Repository of Ireland (DRI) in order to engage with custodians and assist in the long term digital preservation of valuable digital material relating to the 1912-1922 period in Irish History.
On Thursday 25 June 2015, it was announced that the Dublin City Electoral Lists for the period 1915, recently digitised by Dublin City Library and Archive, was one of three award winning collections.
Right: Ellen Murphy (Dublin City Library and Archive) and Dr. Eucharia Meehan (Irish Research Council)
Submitted by Your Library on Tue, 09/06/2015 - 13:02
A newly catalogued collection has just been added to the Royal Dublin Fusiliers Association (RDFA) Archive at the Dublin City Library and Archive in Pearse Street. The RDFA Archive is managed by Dublin City Archives.
The collection contains letters and photographs relating to the 1914-18 war time experiences of Corporal Henry Kavanagh, his brothers Enoch and Norman, and their friend George Poulton.
Submitted by Your Library on Wed, 29/04/2015 - 09:38
A new website allowing for the cross-searching of a number of databases produced by Dublin City Public Libraries & Archive can now be accessed online.
databases.dublincity.ie replaces dublinheritage.ie as the point of access to a variety of databases, which heretofore could only be searched individually. In addition to those databases which were available on dublinheritage.ie have been added the Cemetery Burial Registers and the Dublin Directory 1647-1708. [First posted 29th April 2015]
Submitted by Your Library on Mon, 15/12/2014 - 15:18
The conferring ceremony for graduates of the Lord Mayor’s Certificate in Oral History, and the Lord Mayor’s Certificate in Local Studies, 2013-2014, took place in the Dublin City Library & Archive on Wednesday, 10th December, 2014.
Submitted by Ellen Murphy on Wed, 03/12/2014 - 12:08
A fascinating new exhibition about the Mount Street Club was launched on Monday 1 Dec at Dublin City Library and Archive, 138-144 Pearse Street, D2 and is now open to public until 23 December 2014.The exhibition was curated by Dominic and Sarah Perrem on behalf of the Mount Street Club Trust and it provides an illustrated chronology of the work of the Club over an 80 year period.
Submitted by Your Library on Thu, 20/11/2014 - 15:43
Dublin City Council has acquired a unique Dublin Fire Brigade Ambulance log-book which covers the period of the Easter Rising, 24-29 April 1916. The log-book relates to Tara Street Fire Station and records hour-by-hour the response of the Dublin ambulance service to those injured in the Rising.
Right: Fire Brigade historian Tom Geraghty, City Archivist Mary Clark and City Librarian Margaret Hayes seen here with the Fire brigade log book. (Click image to view larger version)
Details are given regarding the call-out of ambulances throughout Easter Week, giving names, addresses and ages of victims with an account of injuries suffered and the name of the hospital to which they were delivered.