Glenasmole Heritage Day

Glenasmole Heritage Day as part of the Pure Mile Project takes place on Saturday 6th June 2015 at 2:00pm at Glenasmole Community Centre, Cunard, Glenasmole. Help record and preserve Glenasmole’s history for future generations! Please search your cupboards and attics for old and new photos, ephemera, audio/video material and anything related to the Glenasmole Valley.... Continue Reading →

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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 →

The Holy Well Tradition of Tallaght

According to some estimates there were more than 3,000 holy wells in Ireland, many of which are still marked on the Ordnance Survey maps. It is believed that the tradition of visiting holy wells may have survived from pagan times and can be traced as a Christian practice from the seventh century. There is also... Continue Reading →

Bohernabreena Waterworks, then and now

The reservoirs at Bohernabreena were constructed between 1883 and 1887 for the dual purpose of supplying Rathmines with drinking water and of ensuring a constant supply of water to the many mills along the River Dodder. There were, at the time, forty-five mills served by the Dodder, of which fifteen were flour mills. The rest... Continue Reading →

Remarkable Trees of South Dublin County

South County Dublin has a wonderful heritage of ancient trees preserved in literature and folklore and indeed some remarkable trees still grow here. Trees associated with kingship, mythical trees, a hanging tree, saint’s trees and venerable old trees have all been recorded here.  Roman writers observed that early Celtic societies worshiped in sacred groves or... Continue Reading →

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