Thursday, 12th January 2012
Tallaght Through the Ages
Thursday 9th February 2012
The History of Glencree and the Reformatory
Thursday 8th March 2012
Alice Furlong, Tallaght Poetess
Eamonn Maloney, T.D.
Thursday, 12th April 2012
The History of Tallaght Aerodrome
Thursday 10th May 2012
The History of the Dublin & Blessington Steam Tram
Thursday 14th June 2012
The Battle of Tallaght
All lectures take place at the County Library, Tallaght, commencing at 7:00 p.m.
Tallaght Historical Society Chairperson: Anne Hanrahan—contact 2441463 or 0876315773
South Dublin County Libraries have just published a new book by Aidan Cruise, The Dublin and Blessington Steam Tram: a Pictorial and Social History. Long before the Luas came to Tallaght, this tram trundled through the Village, and also had stops at the Belgard Road, Jobstown, Embankment, Saggart and Brittas, before making its way on to Blessington. In this book Aidan details the social aspects of the tram – the effect it had on the commercial life of the county, as well as the difference it made to the lives of the people who used it. The book was launched by Mayor Mick Duff at the County Library last Thursday evening and all the signs are pointing towards it being a bestseller! The book is available for purchase in all branches of South Dublin County Libraries priced €10.