Welcome back. Last week we took a break from researching your family history to announce the availability of www.findmypast.ie to Dublin City library card holders. This week I am glad to say that we have been granted permission by the National Archives of Ireland to use James Callan’s will in this blog.
Welcome to week seven in the second series of researching your family history during lockdown. Last week we looked at James Callan’s will and saw that he had left all his possessions to his mother, Katherine Callan who lived at Marlborough Street, Dublin.
The City Hall lectures started in September 2001, the format is that lectures take place at lunchtime, each Tuesday in April and October, and a specific Dublin-related theme is chosen for each month. 2021 marks the 34th lecture series.
Disease and Dirt: Public Health in Dublin, 1903-1917
View Disease and Dirt Image GalleryDublin was one of the most depressed cities in Europe at the turn of the century. Declining industry, overcrowding, unemployment, and poor housing created a cauldron of poverty for many Dubliners. The connection between poverty and disease had been formally recognised in the nineteenth century. These rarely seen images from Dublin Corporation’s Reports Upon The State Of Public Health In The City Of Dublin show some of the measures taken by Dublin’s civic authority to curb the spread of infectious diseases. We hope that it may be of interest to anyone researching the social history of Dublin in the early twentieth century.
Lady Gregory is best known for her renditions of Irish myths and legends and for founding the Abbey Theatre in Dublin with W.B. Yeats. She was an important figure in the Irish Literary Revival. Lady Gregory was of great importance for the cultural life of Ireland and played a significant role in shaping the National Theatre of Ireland.
A small diversion from Researching Your Family History this week as we are announcing some very exciting genealogical news. The Reading Room of Dublin City Library and Archive has made www.findmypast.ie available for free to Dublin City Libraries’ members.