Christmas 1913

Among our collection of archival material to be digitised is a copy of the Weekly Freeman (Christmas Number) dated the 13th of November 1913. It is a fascinating insight into Christmases of yesteryear, and proof (if any were needed) that the Festive Season must have been every bit as stressful then as it is nowadays, with advertisements... Continue Reading →

Hellfire Hill: a human and natural history

Hellfire Hill: a human and natural history by Michael Fewer has just been published by South Dublin Libraries. Michael Fewer is an architect, environmentalist and writer who has been walking the landscape around Hellfire Hill, or Montpelier, for the past 45 years. He imparts the knowledge he has gained in that time in this, his... Continue Reading →

Launch of Irish Life and Lore 1916 Project

South Dublin Libraries Local Studies are proud to have been part of the creation of this important oral history endeavour by Maurice and Jane O'Keeffe.  Irish Life and Lore launched the set of interviews today, handing over the first copy to Dr. Sandra Collins, director of the National Library of Ireland. President Michael D. Higgins was present... Continue Reading →

South Dublin Libraries Online Bookstore

 South Dublin Libraries' local history publications as well as other locally published books are now available to buy online through our website. The books available include: Thomas Joseph Byrne: Nation Builder by John Byrne and Michael Fewer Glenasmole Roads, Rathfarnham Roads, and All Roads Lead to Tallaght by Patrick Healy Allegiances Compromised and The Battle... Continue Reading →

Once Upon a Time in Tallaght

A new book, Once Upon a Time in Tallaght, Tinker Tales and Traveller Stories was launched at the County Library last night. The book is a collection of stories, poems and photographs about the life of the Travelling community in South Dublin County in the 1950s and 60s. Mervyn Ennis, a native of Ballymount and... Continue Reading →

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