History and Heritage 2017

South Dublin Libraries is delighted to present History and Heritage 2017 Stair agus Oidhreacht – a wonderful programme of heritage events which runs from July – September 2017. The programme kicks off with the ever popular heritage walks of South Dublin County’s Villages. Whether you’re a local, once lived in the area or are just... Continue Reading →


Public Lecture on the History of Bohernabreena Reservoir

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... Continue Reading →

Bohernabreena Waterworks, then and now

The reservoirs at Bohernabreena were constructed between 1883 and 1887 for the dual purpose of supplying Rathmines with drinking water and of ensuring a constant supply of water to the many mills along the River Dodder. There were, at the time, forty-five mills served by the Dodder, of which fifteen were flour mills. The rest... Continue Reading →

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