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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The Massys of Killakee

by Frank Tracy The Massy family lineage can be traced to Normandy where they were landowners in the ninth century. In 1066 members of the family, led by Hamon de Masci, were among the Normans who invaded England with William the Conquerer. Hamon de Masci was created a Baron by William and he and his... Continue Reading →

History of Glencree and the Reformatory

The 1798 Rebellion erupted in May 1798 and was quickly and viciously suppressed. Following the final battle at Vinegar Hill in June 1798 some rebels retreated into the Wicklow Mountains under the leadership of Joseph Holt and Michael Dwyer. In November 1798 Holt surrendered to Lord Powerscourt.  Dwyer, however, conducted a guerrilla campaign from the... Continue Reading →

Tallaght Historical Society Lecture Series 2012

Thursday, 12th January 2012 Tallaght Through the Ages Tomás Maher ------  Thursday 9th February 2012 The History of Glencree and the Reformatory Frank Tracy ------  Thursday 8th March 2012 Alice Furlong, Tallaght Poetess Eamonn Maloney, T.D. ------  Thursday, 12th April 2012 The History of Tallaght Aerodrome Michael Whelan ------ Thursday 10th May 2012 The History... Continue Reading →

Launch of South Dublin Rambles

Mayor Marie Corr will launch South Dublin Rambles by Frank Tracy at the County Library in Tallaght on Wednesday 10th June at 7:30 p.m.  The publication of the book is most timely – summer has at last arrived, the days are growing longer and the weather is improving. This guidebook contains six urban and six... Continue Reading →

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