Culture Night 2014 at South Dublin Libraries

This Friday, 19th September is Culture Night and Tallaght, Ballyroan and Clondalkin Libraries are open late with special Culture Night events!


Join us at the County Library, Tallaght  from 6-8 pm for a commemoration of World War I, with a display by the Irish Great War Society, guided tours of our Great War Exhibition, and an Edwardian Tea Party! All welcome, please phone us on 01 4620073 (or email to book. Edwardian dress is optional but encouraged!

Courtesy of the Irish Great War Society

Courtesy of the Irish Great War Society

Ballyroan Library also has a Great War theme with their Culture Night event. Padraig Yates, historian and author of A City in Wartime: Dublin 1914-1918, will give a talk titled ‘Was the Great War Good for Ireland?’ at 7:30 p.m.. To book, phone 01 4941900 or email

Meanwhile, Clondalkin Library will be reliving Clondalkin’s showband days with a very special event where Carl Philips and his Band will be playing the showband hits of the 50s and 60s. There will also be a display of memorabilia from the Mayfair Ballroom and Clondalkin’s other dance halls. Don’t miss this! Call 01 4593315 or log onto to book your place.

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All events are free of charge.


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.