Tallaght Historical Society Lecture Series 2013-14

Tallaght Historical Society have just announced their series of lectures for 2013-14. All lectures take place at the County Library, Tallaght and all are welcome.

Tuesday 10th September 2013 @ 7:00 pm Tallaght in Transition from Ancient to Modern Chris Flood

Tuesday 8th October 2013 @ 7:00 pm Ireland’s Underwater Archaeological Heritage Cormac Lowth

Tuesday 29th October 2013 @ 7:00 pm Bog Bodies John Dolan

Tuesday 12th November 2013 @ 7:00 pm The Speaker Connolly Michael Keyes

Tuesday 10th December 2013 @ 7:00 pm Leo Swan Memorial Lecture The Irish Saints and their Feast Days: The Tallaght Contribution Professor Pádraig Ó Riain

Tuesday 14th January 2014 @ 7:00 pm Vintage Postcards James O’Brien

Tuesday 11th February 2014 @ 7:00 pm Oisín, Evie and Elizabeth: 3 artists buried in St. Maelruain’s Tomás Maher

Tuesday 11th March 2014 @ 7:00 pm The Pawn and the Castle: Anne Devlin Michael Ó Dóibhlín

Tuesday 8th April 2014 @ 7:00 pm The History of the Books of the New Testament Frank Tracy

Tuesday 22nd April 2014 @ 7:00 pm Ernest Shackleton Neale Webb

Tuesday 13th May 2014 @ 7:00 pm Irish Peace Keepers Michael Whelan

Tuesday 10th June 2014 @ 7:00 pm The Story of Rebecca Clarke from Bandon, Co. Cork Seán Bagnall




Anne Devlin: The Bravest of the Brave

South Dublin Libraries present a lecture entitled

Anne Devlin: The Bravest of the Brave

by Michéal ó Doibhilín at Ballyroan Library on Thursday 25th February 2010 at 8:00 pm

All are welcome but space is limited so booking is essential – call the library on 01 4941900 to reserve your place.

Anne Devlin (c1778-1851) was a devoted servant of Robert Emmet. She lived in Rathfarnham where, in 1803, Emmet rented Butterfield House. As well as being Emmet’s housekeeper Devlin became an accomplice in his plans for rebellion. After the failed insurrection, Butterfield House was raided and Anne Devlin was arrested and tortured but still refused to give any information about Emmet. She was imprisoned in Kilmainham for high treason and was not released until 1806.