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 →

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World Poetry Day: Gallipoli by Michael J. Whelan

As today is World Poetry Day and to coincide with the 100th Anniversary of the beginning of the Dardanelles (Land) Campaign this time next month April 25th, I offer this poem, which I wrote after my visit to the Gallipoli Peninsula a few years ago. The poem was inspired by my visit and also by... Continue Reading →

Launch of Landscapes of War and Peace

The launch took place on Monday night, of 'Landscapes of War and Peace 1914-2014: War Poetry and Peacekeeping' by Michael J. Whelan. This exhibition, which is part of the Red Line Book Festival, includes an Irish soldier's poems and images inspired by the poets of the Great War and his own peacekeeping duties in modern day... Continue Reading →

South Dublin Libraries Online Bookstore

 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 →

Tallaght Historical Society Lecture Series 2012

Thursday, 12th January 2012 Tallaght Through the Ages Tomás Maher ------  Thursday 9th February 2012 The History of Glencree and the Reformatory Frank Tracy ------  Thursday 8th March 2012 Alice Furlong, Tallaght Poetess Eamonn Maloney, T.D. ------  Thursday, 12th April 2012 The History of Tallaght Aerodrome Michael Whelan ------ Thursday 10th May 2012 The History... Continue Reading →

Tallaght Writer Named Second Place Winner of the Prestigious 2011 Patrick Kavanagh International Poetry Award

Local author and historian Michael Whelan MA has been awarded ‘Joint Second’ place in the prestigious Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Award for his collection of poems titled Against the Black Sky, We Listen: An Irish Peacekeepers Poems, inspired by his experiences while serving as a Peacekeeper in South Lebanon and Kosovo with the Irish Defence Forces. The... Continue Reading →

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