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Tallaght Historical Society Talks 2016/17

Tallaght Historical Society's Lectures for the 2016/17 season have commenced. All lectures take place at 7:00 p.m. in the County Library, Tallaght, and all are welcome. No booking required. 2016 October 11th - Life after the Twelve Locks by Mick Kinehan November 8th - Dublin from Old Photographs by Cormac Lowth November 22nd - The... Continue Reading →

History and Heritage 2015 Events

Whilst we are all looking forward to National Heritage Week which runs between 22nd and 30th of August, sometimes, you have to admit, a week is not enough, especially when it relates to something you have a particular interest in. That is why the Library Section of South Dublin County Council have devised a programme... Continue Reading →

Prepare for your Leaving Cert. History Project

Discover how to maximise your marks for your History Project in this workshop with experienced history teacher Stephen Tonge (author of Junior and Leaving Certificate history books and web administrator for HIST website). Our Local Studies team will suggest possible topics for your project and introduce you to the vast array of resources available for... 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 →

The Friar’s Walk, Tallaght.

This article is taken from Tomás Maher’s talk Tallaght Through the Ages which was Tallaght Historical Society’s January Lecture. It was also published in The Echo on February 23rd.  When Eugene O’Curry, working on behalf of the Ordnance Survey, visited Tallaght in 1837 he reported on the Friar's Walk. It was at that time within... Continue Reading →

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