Red Line Book Festival Local History Events

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As part of the Red Line Book Festival, South Dublin Libraries is delighted to present the following talks: 

The Speaker at the Speaker

Wednesday 14th November, 7pm at the Speaker Conolly Pub, Firhouse Road, Dublin 24. Admission Free – all welcome.

Connecting the local with the historical past Dr Michael Keyes will give a talk on the life and times of William (Speaker) Conolly in the pub that bears his name. A rags to riches story of a man who moved from humble beginnings to become one of the wealthiest and most powerful men in Ireland.

The Shadow of James Joyce: Chapelizod and Environs, a talk by Motoko Fujita

Wednesday 14th November, 7.30pm at Stewarts Library Palmerstown. Admission free but booking essential (phone 01-6518129).

Motoko’s book The Shadow of James Joyce: Chapelizod and Environs contains 55 images with original essays by Joyceans, local scholars and historians, which enliven these original photographs. Whilst at Baiko Gakuin University (MA) Japan, Motoko studied the Irish author James Joyce. Upon moving to Ireland she was attracted to the quaint, old-world, picturesque look of Chapelizod and quickly began to capture images of the village; these and others have led directly to her work The Shadow of James Joyce.

The Book of Kells and other Treasures: a talk by Anne Marie Diffley, TCD.

Thursday 15th November at 10:30 am in Castletymon Library Admission Free – Booking essential (phone 01 4524888).

An interesting and informative talk by one of the most informed staff of Trinity College Library exploring the famous 9th Century gospel manuscript and other treasures held in this magnificent library. 

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One thought on “Red Line Book Festival Local History Events

  1. It would be nice if some of these wonderful talks could be recorded and posted as podcasts so that those of us who do not live in the Dublin area can listen to them and learn more about the topics.

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