The Dublin Fire Brigade and the 1916 Rising Exhibition was launched by Mayor Guss O’Connell at the County Library, Tallaght yesterday evening. Founded in 1862, Dublin Fire Brigade is a Dublin institution in every sense of the word. In the 154 years since it was founded it has served and protected the people of... Continue Reading →
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 →
A Clondalkin Civil War incident will feature in RTE's documentary 'My Civil War' which will be shown next Monday December 3rd at 9:35pm on RTE 1. The bodies of three young men from Drumcondra, Edwin Hughes, Brendan Holohan and Joseph Rogers were discovered near Red Cow in Clondalkin in October 1922. Their bodies were taken to Tallaght Aerodrome... Continue Reading →
As part of the exhibition Dublin's Fire Brigades: 300 Years of Fire Fighting in Dublin, Las Fallon, fire fighter and author of the upcoming book 'Dublin Fire Brigade and the Irish Revolution', talks about the history of the brigade.
This exhibition, which is currently running at the County Library, Tallaght, explores the history of Dublin's Fire Brigades from their origins in the 'parish pump' brigades, through to the insurance brigades and the Dublin Fire Brigade's involvement in the 1916 Rising, War of Independence and Civil War. The exhibition features fantastic artefacts from the personal... Continue Reading →