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Tony Gregory - Life and Work Exhibition

Tony Gregory Charleville Mall Library, runs throughout August

Tony Gregory - Life and Work: an Exhibition celebrating the life and work of the late Irish politician. Tony Gregory (5 December 1947 - 2 January 2009 ) was an Irish Independent politician, and a Teachta Dála (TD) for the Dublin Central constituency from 1982-2009. This exhibition looks at many aspects of his life and political career.

Goodbye Dublin: The War of Independence in the City

Dublin City Library & Archive, August 12th to October 31st.

Dublin City Libraries’ new exhibition commemorates the War of Independence in Dublin. Dublin played a central role in the War of Independence. The city was the seat of the British administration in Ireland, and had a heavy police and military presence. It was vital that the Irish Volunteers contested control of the city and demonstrated that British control over Ireland was loosening.

This exhibition tells the history of this conflict using contemporary photographs, ephemera, film, and a period Black and Tan uniform.

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

From the Liffey to Phibsboro

heritage Week logoJoin author and historian Peter Clarke as he explores our Georgian, Victorian, and Edwardian heritage.

Phibsboro Library on Monday 19 August at 6.30 pm

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

The Power in Your Pencil

Summer Event

 

Rathmines Library Tuesday 20th August at 2.00pm

The Power in Your Pencil with Make Create Innovate. Workshop suitable for children 8-11 years.

War of Independence Lectures

War of Independence Flier

Pearse Street Library, Tuesday 20 and 27 August; Rathmines Library, Monday 9 and 16 September (details below)

Dublin City's Historians in Residence are delivering a set of two part lecture series on the War of Independence.These are taking place across a number of libraries and are unique to each branch as our Historians In Residence explore the tumultuous years of the Irish War of Independence, featuring local stories and national events.

First Dáil and First Shots & The Black and Tans to The Treaty

Pearse Street Library, Tuesday 20 & 27 August at 6.30pm  

Join Historian Bernard Kelly for this two part lecture series exploring the tumultuous years of the Irish War of Independence, featuring local stories and national events. 

Part 1: First Dáil & First Shots (1919-1920). Tuesday 20 August at 6.30pm.   

Part 2: The Black and Tans to The Treaty (1920-1921), Tuesday 27 August at 6.30pm.   

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

Characters & Costumes from the 1700s

Heritage Week logoStep back in style! Join award-winning illustrator Tarsila Krüse for an exciting drawing workshop that brings history to life.

Kevin Street Library on Wednesday 21 August at 2.30 pm

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