Running until the 18th January 2014, the National Maritime Museum in Dún Laoghaire are currently showing an exhibition marking the centenary of the 1913 Lockout, which examines the effects of the Lockout on the Dún Laoghaire area. Housed in the beautiful former Mariners' Church, the Maritime Museum is a unique attraction that is well worth... Continue Reading →
South Dublin Libraries has just published a 1913 Lockout information pack for late primary and early secondary schools. This is the first of a series of centenary commemorative educational resources that are part of South Dublin Libraries' ongoing commitment to preserving our history through education. The pack covers working-class poverty in Dublin, industrial relations, the personalities... Continue Reading →
The County Library, Tallaght will open late until 8:00 pm this Friday for Culture Night 2013. Come along and see literary and historical figures come to life! The Irish History Live sessions for children aged 8+ will take place at 3:30 and 5:30. See Dublin's tenements and the 1916 Rising brought to life! All welcome!... Continue Reading →
When the Lockout started in August 1913, wages disappeared overnight and families immediately started to struggle. This talk by Dr. Ann Matthews will explore the story of the aid given to workers and their families during the Lockout and show the provision that came from across the religious and political divide.
Dublin in the early 20th century had some of worst living conditions in Europe. A third of the city’s population lived in tenements. A government report at the time stated: “There are many tenement houses with seven or eight rooms that house a family in each room, and contain a population of between forty and... Continue Reading →
The County Library, Tallaght is delighted to present a series of history and heritage events and exhibitions for 2013, beginning with the national Heritage Week in August and running until the end of September. Events Saturday 17th August 11:00 am-1:00 pm Guided Walk of Historic Templeogue with local historian Tomás Maher. Meet at the Templeogue... Continue Reading →
Around this time last year, we in Local Studies embarked on a project to expand on our existing archive of 1916 Rising items hosted on our digital archive Source (http://source.southdublinlibraries.ie). Since then, many of you have been in contact offering us the opportunity to photograph and scan your precious heirlooms. Many thanks to all; we... Continue Reading →