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 →

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Irish Round Towers talk with Professor Tadhg O’Keeffe

In view of the opening of the Clondalkin Round Tower Visitors' Centre in 2017, we are delighted to host a talk with Professor Tadhg O'Keeffe (School of Archaeology, University College Dublin) as part of this year's Red Line Book Festival. Professor O'Keeffe will speak about the unique medieval heritage represented by Round Towers in Ireland,... Continue Reading →

History and Heritage 2015 Events

Whilst we are all looking forward to National Heritage Week which runs between 22nd and 30th of August, sometimes, you have to admit, a week is not enough, especially when it relates to something you have a particular interest in. That is why the Library Section of South Dublin County Council have devised a programme... Continue Reading →

South Dublin County Guided Heritage Walks

As part of our History and Heritage events this year, the following guided heritage walks are happening around the county over the coming weeks. No booking necessary & all welcome! Templeogue Saturday 16th August 11am. Meet at The Templeogue Inn (The Morgue) in Templeogue Village. Guide: Tomás Maher. Massy’s Woods, Killakee Thursday 21st August 11am.... Continue Reading →

Dancehall Days in Clondalkin

As part of Clondalkin Library’s celebration of Culture Night 2014, we are very interested to hear from people who remember the Mayfair Ballroom or any other venue in the Clondalkin area which was used as a dancehall or social venue in the 1950’s and 1960’s – including Clondalkin Library itself! Did you go there? What... Continue Reading →

The Grand Canal

The Grand Canal, which links the River Liffey to the River Shannon, is one of the finest amenities available to us in South Dublin County. The Grand Canal enters South Dublin County at the Third Lock which can be found beside the Blackhorse Luas station. It extends through the neighbourhoods of Bluebell, Clondalkin and Lucan... Continue Reading →

South Dublin Libraries Online Bookstore

 South Dublin Libraries' local history publications as well as other locally published books are now available to buy online through our website. The books available include: Thomas Joseph Byrne: Nation Builder by John Byrne and Michael Fewer Glenasmole Roads, Rathfarnham Roads, and All Roads Lead to Tallaght by Patrick Healy Allegiances Compromised and The Battle... Continue Reading →

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