History Events in South Dublin Libraries in May 2013

There are lots of history lectures and events coming up in South Dublin Libraries during the month of May. As usual all events are free and all are welcome! The only event that requires booking is the Selina Guinness reading at Whitechurch Library, which you can book by calling 01 4930199.

Ballyroan Library
Thursday 23rd May, 7:30 pm
Dublin in the Early 20th Century
Exploring the 1911 Census with Caitriona Crowe, Head of Special Projects at the National Archives of Ireland

County Library Tallaght

Tuesday 14th May, 7:00 pm
Tallaght Historical Society Lecture – The Irish at Gallipoli, 1915, a talk by Michael Whelan

Tuesday 21st May, 7:00 pm
Electing the Popes, how and why the process came about with Miriam Moffit, Department of History, NUI Maynooth

Tuesday 28th May, 7:00 pm
The Building of the Dublin Suburbs: an exploration of houses and furniture using newspaper advertisements.
with Dr. Miriam Moffit, Department of History, NUI Maynooth

Whitechurch Library
Thursday 23rd May, 2:00 pm
A Crocodile by the Door: Selina Guinness of Tibradden reads from her award winning memoir. Booking essential.

De Havilland Chipmunk Anniversary Event

Celebrating the 60th Anniversary of the  De Havilland Chipmunk service in The Irish Air Corps


You are invited to attend a symposium in Collins Barracks, National Museum of Ireland on January 14th 2012 at 2.30pm

Guest Speakers include:  Brigadier General Paul Fry, General Officer Commanding Irish Air Corps, Russ Kane, Former Irish Air Corps Chipmunk Flight Instructor, Boeing 747 Captain, Aviation Consultant, Clive Denny, MD Vintage Fabrics, Historic Aircraft Display Pilot and Michael Whelan, author, historian, and poet.

RSVP: bookings@museum.ie and copy to chipmunk169@gmail.com

Leo Swan Memorial Lecture 2011

The tenth Annual Leo Swan Memorial Lecture

Pilgrimage in Medieval Ireland: Recent Archaeological Discoveries along St. Kevin’s Pilgrims’ Road to Glendalough


Aidan O’Sullivan, UCD School of Archaeology.

At The County Library, Library Square, Tallaght, Dublin 24

on Wednesday 9th November 2011 at 7:00 p.m.

All Welcome!

Clondalkin History Society Lecture Series 2007-2008

Congratulations to Clondalkin History Society on a very interesting series of lectures for their 2007-2008 lecture season. Congratulations also on the production of a very useful bookmark containing details of the lecture series.

The planned lectures are:

Monday 26th November 2007
Dr. Brian Doran

Monday 28th January 2008
Ainnle O’Neill

Monday 25th February
Mary Kelly


Monday 31st March
Frank Sweeney


Monday 28th April
Jimmy Boland

Monday 26th May
LOCAL OUTING – Details to be announced

Lectures take place in Áras Cronáin, Watery Lane at 8pm