Tallaght Historical Society Lecture Series 2012

Thursday, 12th January 2012

Tallaght Through the Ages

Tomás Maher

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 Thursday 9th February 2012

The History of Glencree and the Reformatory

Frank Tracy

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 Thursday 8th March 2012

Alice Furlong, Tallaght Poetess

Eamonn Maloney, T.D.

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 Thursday, 12th April 2012

The History of Tallaght Aerodrome

Michael Whelan

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Thursday 10th May 2012

The History of the Dublin & Blessington Steam Tram

Aidan Cruise

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 Thursday 14th June 2012

The Battle of Tallaght

Seán Bagnall

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All lectures take place at the County Library, Tallaght, commencing at 7:00 p.m.

All Welcome!

Tallaght Historical Society Chairperson:  Anne Hanrahan—contact 2441463 or 0876315773

The Dublin and Blessington Steam Tram

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.