Palmerstown: A Day in the Life, 1916

There's lots going on for Palmerstown's 1916 Commemorative events which are taking place in Palmerstown Parish Centre on Sunday 6th March. 1916 Exhibition - an exhibition on 1916 memorabilia (documents, medals and many other artefacts) by Dublin Brigade Irish Volunteer History Group (dressed in 1916 uniforms) Stories of 1916 Relatives - Talk to residents of... Continue Reading →

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Dublin City Libraries Local History Day

Dublin City Libraries will hold their annual Local History Day on Saturday 7th November 2015 in Dublin City Library & Archive, 138-144 Pearse Street, Dublin 2. The schedule for the day is as follows: 9.45: Registration and Welcome 10.00 – 10.45 James Scannell, ‘The Last Voyage of the RMS Lusitania, 7 May 1915.’ 10.45 – 11.30 Rob Goodbody,... 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 →

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 →

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