In April and May of 2017 Dolphin's Barn Library hosted a series of workshops where young historians learned how to combine research, storytelling, drawing and digital animation to tell a tale from Irish history.Expert facilitators included historian Conor Kostick and author and illustrator Alan Nolan.The result is this exciting video set in Dublin 1920. In it Tadhg undertakes a dangerous mission to deliver a message to Countess Markievicz. On the way he evades policemen, befriends Victoria Jacobs and is shot at by the 'Black and Tans'!The project was supported by the UNESCO City of Literature office. Credits:Animation Producers: Ciara, Kayra, Adam, Tadhg, Evie, Laoise, Yaha, Mahmoud, Dylan, Seppe, Naiara, Alice, Luke, GraceWriter and historian: Conor Kostick (See his books available to borrow here on our public catalogue).Writer and illustrator: Alan Nolan (See his books available to borrow here on our public catalogue).Location: Dolphin's Barn April and May 2017Digital & Film Producer: Mauricio FigueroaVideo by Rodann
"Dublin Remembers 1916" has been an extensive series of lectures, talks by expert historians, exhibitions and conferences in Dublin libraries, City Hall, Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane and other venues in the city throughout 2016.A range of history-based activities and initiatives were delivered, designed to deepen and broaden our understanding of the events of 1916 and that pivotal period in our history.There were a number of formal commemorative events, focused on remembering and honouring those who took part in the Easter Rising, and especially those who gave their lives.1916: How will you remember? from Dublin City Public Libraries on Vimeo.Banners and flags commemorating the Rising were mounted on flagpoles and lampposts at various locations in the city. Ceremonial events such as the unveiling of commemorative plaques at 1916 garrison sites around the city also recognised the importance of these locations in Dublin during that Easter Week.Dublin City Council has been proud to support and enable the Ireland 2016 state programme of formal commemorative events taking place in Dublin during 2016 for the centenary of the 1916 Rising. All the cultural services of Dublin City Council, including Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, the Arts Office, the Heritage Office, the Libraries and Archives have contributed to the commemorations programme.Visit Decade of Commemorations to learn more.
Thousands took to the streets on a glorious Easter Monday in March to remember the 1916 Rising. Dublin City Council was in Smithfield Square with library staff and the Dublin Fire Brigade. We unveiled the Learning Bus with its retro-fit Edwardian parlour, author Lia Mills was on hand to promote “Fallen” the One City One Book choice for 2016 and we were serenaded by the Drum and Pipe band from the Dublin Fire Brigade. Re-enactors from both sides, 1916 Rising rebels and First World War troops, joined us to talk to people about their uniforms and kit.Watch the wonderful video below. And look out for one of the library staff acting the part of a newsboy!Reflecting the Rising, Smithfield, Easter Monday 2016 from Dublin City Public Libraries on Vimeo.This look back over some of the events commemorating the 1916 Rising is also a reminder that there are events still to come, most notably the Dublin Festival of History (23 September to the 8 October 2016) and the many 1916-related events included in its extensive programme.