On 8th July, 1921 a train carrying troops, military supplies, horses and civilians was ambushed by members of the 4th Battalion Dublin Brigade IRA as it passed under the railway bridge near the then rural hamlet of Ballyfermot.
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Highlights from the International Dublin Literary Award 2017
On Wednesday, 21 June author Jose Eduardo Agualusa and translator Daniel Hahn were announced as winners of the 2017 International DUBLIN Literary Award for Agualusa's novel A General Theory of Oblivion. The Award is organised and sponsored by Dublin City Council and at €100,000 is the world's largest prize for a single novel published in English.
An Taoiseach Enda Kenny today launched the 1916 Rising commemorative programmes of 31 local authorities, including Dublin City Council’s comprehensive programme to remember this pivotal event in Dublin’s and Ireland’s history.An Taoiseach said: "I know that these 31 County Plans for Ireland 2016 represent the outcome of many hundreds of hours of reflection, consultation and discussion involving thousands of people all over Ireland".View the “Remembering 1916” video for an overview of the programme for 2016. Dublin Remembers 1916 from Dublin City Public Libraries on Vimeo.See Also:DCC Press Release.Government Press Release.DCC Decade of Commemorations.Libraries & Archive Commemorative Projects.