WWI Anzac's story revealed in Tallaght Library photo collection

“A picture is worth a thousand words” is a quote attributed to Napoleon Bonaparte. The quote is especially true if the picture in question contains tantalising clues and an inscription on the back. While sorting through a bundle of photographs donated some time ago to our Local Studies section in Tallaght Library, we came across... Continue Reading →

1919: Phoenix Park shooting of Lucan man by British Military

At approximately 2 a.m. on the 28th of December 1919, 20-year-old Second Lieutenant Frederick Boast (2nd South Lancashire Regiment), the officer in charge at the Viceregal Lodge (now Áras an Uachtaráin), was alerted to shots being fired near the grounds of the house. Assembling and leading a patrol of his men to investigate, he proceeded... Continue Reading →

50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing

In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing, we have an exhibition on display in County Library, Tallaght. The exhibition covers the beginnings of the space race, the Apollo 11 flight in detail and the aftermath of landing on the moon. We are also lucky to have received a number of submissions from... Continue Reading →

The Nation 1845-1846

On the 28th February, South Dublin Libraries received a most generous donation of 'The Nation' newspaper to our Local Studies research library from Mícheál Beatty. The Nation was a nationalist, weekly newspaper that was founded by Thomas Davis, Charles Gavan Duffy & John Blake Dillon in 1842. They were members of Daniel O'Connell's Repeal Association,... Continue Reading →

The Tallaght Motor Racing Circuit 1935 – 1948

This photographic exhibition on display in County Library Tallaght during August evokes memories of a time when Main Street, Tallaght resounded to the roar of racing car engines. The Tallaght circuit ran from Main Street, Tallaght to Templeogue bridge then along Firhouse Road to Oldbawn and back to Main Street. The races were major events... Continue Reading →

Clondalkin Echo and Home Video

The connection is not immediately apparent at first, but sometimes Local Studies can turn up some surprising reminders of how things were done long ago (but still within our lifetimes), and how dramatically our lives have changed since. We were recently donated the very first copy of the “Clondalkin Echo” The inaugural edition went to... Continue Reading →

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