An Cead Dáil – Centenary Exhibition

To mark the 100 year anniversary of the First Dáil, South Dublin Libraries is hosting an exhibition which can be viewed in Tallaght, Ballyroan, Clondalkin and Lucan libraries. The exhibition shows how the events of the First World War paved the way for Sinn Féin's landslide election victory in 1918, along with the events of... Continue Reading →


Exhibition: Jesuit Chaplains and the Great War at the County Library, Tallaght.

32 Irish Jesuits served in the Great War, either as volunteers or by being appointed to serve at the front. In common with other Catholic orders who served as military chaplains, they were exposed to the same risks and discomfort as the men (of all denominations) to whom they provided ministry. Catholic sacraments necessitated priests... Continue Reading →

South Dublin and the Battle of the Somme

The South Dublin and the Battle of the Somme Exhibition was launched by Mayor Guss O’Connell at the County Library, Tallaght last Friday morning, 4th November. This exhibition is part of South Dublin County Council’s Decade of Commemorations events in which we remember the pivotal decade of 1913-1923. South Dublin Libraries staff have found 12 known... Continue Reading →

1916 Exhibition in the County Library

South Dublin Libraries' Decade of Centenaries events continue with the launch of our 1916 exhibition. The exhibition contains artifacts from many private and public collections, and sincere thanks is due to those individuals and institutions who have so generously lent their items for display. The exhibition is slanted towards local involvement in the Rising and includes... Continue Reading →

Ballyroan Library hosts WWI Exhibition

Back by Popular Demand! The Great War Exhibition travels to Ballyroan Library Orchardstown Avenue, Rathfarnham Exhibition runs until December 23rd 2014. Following the recent run of the very successful “Ireland and the Great War” exhibition in the County Library in Tallaght, it has now travelled to Ballyroan Library and will be on display in the exhibition space... Continue Reading →

J.B. Malone – Walking Trails Pioneer

The J.B. Malone: Walking Trails Pioneer Exhibition, which was launched at the County Library, Tallaght last week, marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of the death of J.B. Malone, the prime mover behind the establishment of Irish walking routes such as the Wicklow Way, and a passionate advocate of hill-walking as a recreation activity. John James Bernard... Continue Reading →

Launch of Landscapes of War and Peace

The launch took place on Monday night, of 'Landscapes of War and Peace 1914-2014: War Poetry and Peacekeeping' by Michael J. Whelan. This exhibition, which is part of the Red Line Book Festival, includes an Irish soldier's poems and images inspired by the poets of the Great War and his own peacekeeping duties in modern day... Continue Reading →

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