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
Rathfarnham Historical Society will meet on Thursday 16th March at 8:00 pm in The Church of Ireland Parish Centre, Rathfarnham Village where a talk titled
‘Alleys, Annals and Anecdotes: a new look at Gilbert’s History of Dublin’
will be given by Séamus Ó Maitiú
All welcome, admission for non-members is €4
The Heritage Society of Engineers Ireland in association with the ICE ROI Branch present:
History of Bohernabreena Reservoirs and their Relevance to Milling on the Dodder and Poddle
by Don McEntee
Monday, 6th March 2017 at 6.30pm
At Engineers Ireland, 22 Clyde Road, Dublin 4
Although little is known of the remote history of the Dodder, some sadly incomplete records survive of mills that worked in the thirteenth century. Considerably more is known about the industrial development of the river and its tributaries that began in the late seventeenth century. Until the late 1800s water, where available, was the preferred power source for most mills and factories.
In the Dodder catchment the Bohernabreena Reservoirs, more properly known as the Glenasmole Reservoirs, were completed in1886 and they had an unique role in water supply to Rathmines and the millers’ compensation water to keep mills working during periods of drought.
In the catchment sources of clear water were used for drinking and the coloured bog water for the compensation supply. In the nineteenth century the technology did not exist to remove colour from bog water. Therefore, the principle of construction adopted at Bohernabreena was the method known as the separation principle.
Don McEntee will describe the events leading up to and including the construction of the reservoirs. A short history of the various types of watermills on the Dodder and Poddle will be given.
Don McEntee, now retired, was a Senior Engineer in the Design Section (water and drainage) of the Engineering Department of Dublin City Council. During his involvement in charge of upgrading of the spillways to the two reservoirs in Bohernabreena he researched the original design of the waterworks with his co-author Michael Corcoran he published a book in 2016 titled The Rivers Dodder & Poddle Mills, Storms, Droughts and The Public Water Supply
For Details please go to: http://www.engineersireland.ie
Or contact Con Kehely:
No booking required
This event will be webcast and can be viewed here: http://www.engineersireland.ie/Events/Live.aspx
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.