As part of South Dublin County Council’s 1916 Rising Centenary events, South Dublin Libraries is delighted to present Paths to Freedom, a day long conference at Tallaght Stadium on Saturday 27th February.
RTÉ broadcaster and historian Dr. Myles Dungan, accompanied by leading academics and entertainers will present a unique package of lectures and presentations to remember the Rising, 100 years on.
11:15am The Personalities of the 1916 Rising – Turtle Bunbury
12:00 noon Children of the Rising – Joe Duffy
1:00pm Lunch (light lunch provided)
2:00pm Ireland Before the Rising – Caitriona Crowe
2:45pm Sentenced to Death: The Rebel Courts Martial – Dr. Myles Dungan
3:30pm What Did the Women do Anyway? – Elizabeth Gillis
The event is free but booking is essential. Click the link below to book, or call 01 4149285 (office hours)
There are lots of history lectures and events coming up in South Dublin Libraries during the month of May. As usual all events are free and all are welcome! The only event that requires booking is the Selina Guinness reading at Whitechurch Library, which you can book by calling 01 4930199.
Thursday 23rd May, 7:30 pm
Dublin in the Early 20th Century
Exploring the 1911 Census with Caitriona Crowe, Head of Special Projects at the National Archives of Ireland
County Library Tallaght
Tuesday 14th May, 7:00 pm
Tallaght Historical Society Lecture – The Irish at Gallipoli, 1915, a talk by Michael Whelan
Tuesday 21st May, 7:00 pm
Electing the Popes, how and why the process came about with Miriam Moffit, Department of History, NUI Maynooth
Tuesday 28th May, 7:00 pm
The Building of the Dublin Suburbs: an exploration of houses and furniture using newspaper advertisements.
with Dr. Miriam Moffit, Department of History, NUI Maynooth
Thursday 23rd May, 2:00 pm
A Crocodile by the Door: Selina Guinness of Tibradden reads from her award winning memoir. Booking essential.