Rathfarnham Historical Society Walk and Talk
“Rathfarnham – Touched by Faith, Surrounded by History”
Image from Patrick Comerford
Saturday 20th May
11.30 am (sharp)- Meet at the Moravian Graveyard, Whitechurch Road.
Duration approx. 1 hour 15 mins.
All are welcome – sub €4.00
The tour will include the ancient church, old and private graveyards, private houses, and famous people that lived in the area.
Knocklyon History Society May 2017 Talk
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‘Poets of the First World War’
an illustrated talk by Frank Tracy
Wednesday 10th May at 7:45 pm
The Iona Centre, Knocklyon, Dublin 16 (beside St. Columcille’s Church)
All welcome! Members: €3.00, Friends: €4.00
Volunteers at Church of the Annunciation, Rathfarnham. Courtesy of the Pearse Museum.
Rathfarnham Historical Society are holding a History Walk Commemorating ‘Pearse’s Own’ Rathfarnham 1916 Volunteers
on Saturday 29th April, commencing at 11.30 am
Meet outside the old cemetery gate in Rathfarnham Village (near AIB bank) at 11:30 am. The walk will proceed through the village finishing at the Pearse museum St Enda’s Park. The duration of the walk is approx. 90 minutes. Along the way you’ll pass the homes of most of the local volunteers who fought in the GPO in 1916.
All are welcome
South Dublin County Council Libraries is delighted to present events in commemoration of the 150th Anniversary of the Fenian Rising and the Battle of Tallaght, which occurs on 5th March 2017.
Contemporary print depicting the Battle of Tallaght, which was printed in the London Illustrated News
As part of the Dublin Fenian uprising in March 1867, several thousand members of the Irish Republican Brotherhood made their way to gather on Tallaght Hill, ready for rebellion. Their tactic was to draw the military out of Dublin while a separate rising took place in the city. A small contingent engaged in battle at the police station in Tallaght village. The RIC Sub-Inspector at Tallaght was watching the exodus of men from the city, and sent 14 armed officers out to the crossroads of the Main Road and Greenhills Road, where a battle with about 40 Fenians ensued. The ‘Battle of Tallaght’ was really just a skirmish in the village, but Tallaght was to be the site of the main battle of the Fenian uprising. However, the city centre was heavily fortified and the expected rising there didn’t happen. The large gathering of up to eight thousand men on Tallaght Hill was left leaderless, and eventually dispersed. The hoped for rising petered out.
Tallaght RIC Station, site of the Battle of Tallaght
Local historian Seán Bagnall will give a lecture on ‘The Battle of Tallaght’ on Thursday 2nd March at 7:00 pm at the County Library, Tallaght. All welcome, book your place here.
An exhibition on the Battle of Tallaght can be viewed at the County Library, Tallaght from 2nd March to 31st March during library opening hours.
5th and 6th class students from local Tallaght schools will be invited to visit the library for a presentation and a tour of the exhibition.
For further information, please contact Síle Coleman or Michael Keyes at the County Library, Tallaght on 01 4620073 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Knocklyon History Society’s January talk will take place in The Iona Centre, Idrone Avenue, Knocklyon, Dublin 16 (beside St. Colmcille’s Church) on Wednesday 11th January at 7:45 pm
Pat Murphy will give an illustrated talk on
The Story of the Asgard
All welcome! Cost to members is €3.00 and non-members is €4.00.
This year’s Leo Swan Memorial Lecture will take place in the County Library, Tallaght on Tuesday 13th December at 7:00 p.m.
Neil Jackman of Abarta Heritage, who led the recent archaeological project at the Hell Fire Club, will speak about the project and its findings, including the exciting discovery of megalithic art.
For more on the Hell Fire Club, see previous posts here.
In view of the opening of the Clondalkin Round Tower Visitors’ Centre in 2017, we are delighted to host a talk with Professor Tadhg O’Keeffe (School of Archaeology, University College Dublin) as part of this year’s Red Line Book Festival. Professor O’Keeffe will speak about the unique medieval heritage represented by Round Towers in Ireland, focusing on the Clondalkin Round Tower in particular.
Tadhg O’Keeffe is an expert in European medieval architecture and archaeology and is the author of Ireland’s Round Towers. Buildings, Rituals and Landscapes of the Early Irish Church.
The talk takes place in the Clondalkin Civic Offices, Ninth Lock Road, Clondalkin, on Thursday 13th October at 7:00 p.m. The event is free but please book your place at 01 4627477 or http://www.redlinebookfestival.ie