History and Heritage 2017

South Dublin Libraries is delighted to present History and Heritage 2017 Stair agus Oidhreacht – a wonderful programme of heritage events which runs from July – September 2017. The programme kicks off with the ever popular heritage walks of South Dublin County’s Villages. Whether you’re a local, once lived in the area or are just... Continue Reading →

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Using Online Resources for Irish History Research

Lucan Library will host a three part practical course given by Mary Jackson, a Lucan-based genealogist, on using online and original sources for Irish local and family history projects. It will run from 6.30 pm to 8.00 pm on Monday evenings and there are 10-15 places available. A knowledge of computers and using the internet... 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 →

South Dublin County Guided Heritage Walks

As part of our History and Heritage events this year, the following guided heritage walks are happening around the county over the coming weeks. No booking necessary & all welcome! Templeogue Saturday 16th August 11am. Meet at The Templeogue Inn (The Morgue) in Templeogue Village. Guide: Tomás Maher. Massy’s Woods, Killakee Thursday 21st August 11am.... Continue Reading →

The Grand Canal

The Grand Canal, which links the River Liffey to the River Shannon, is one of the finest amenities available to us in South Dublin County. The Grand Canal enters South Dublin County at the Third Lock which can be found beside the Blackhorse Luas station. It extends through the neighbourhoods of Bluebell, Clondalkin and Lucan... Continue Reading →

Heritage Week at Lucan Library

Lucan Library is delighted to present the following events to celebrate Heritage Week 2013. 17th August until end of September. Exhibition: Lucan House & Demesne By Ronie de Brun 17th August until end of September. Exhibition: Postcard Views of South Dublin, then and now. A photographic exhibition as part of The Gathering 2013 Wednesday 21st August, 7:00pm.‘Sources for Family History Research’,... Continue Reading →

The Bridges of Lucan

Lucan has a number of old and interesting bridges. There are only two “King John” bridges that survive in Ireland, one of these is at Lucan and the other spans the river Boyne, according to Peter O’Keeffe who has researched the stone bridges of Ireland. The Lucan bridge spans the river Griffeen and can be... Continue Reading →

The Lucan Tram

In 1887 the Light Railways (Ireland) Bill was passed which allowed for Light Railways to be subsidised out of local area (baronial) rates. One such area was Lucan. Situated nine miles West of Dublin it seems to have been well served by public transport. Lucan had two railway stations, Coldblow or Lucan North on the... Continue Reading →

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