Buried treasure discovered at Rathfarnham Castle

A veritable treasure trove of artefacts have been discovered at Rathfarnham Castle. The find was made in the course of works being carried out by OPW in order to provide a new lift and staircase in the south-west tower. The find included: · Coins dating as far back as 1602. · Chinese porcelain tea-sets along... Continue Reading →


Spooky South Dublin

As we near 31st October, it's time to dust off the ghost story books and spook ourselves a little! The legends surrounding the Hell Fire Club are probably South Dublin's most famous chilling tales,  but there are plenty of other ghoulish stories to get you in the mood for Halloween.  The Ghost of Old Bawn... Continue Reading →

Period Buildings Show 2013 at Rathfarnham Castle

South Dublin County Council and the Irish Georgian Society, in association with the Office of Public Works present the Period Buildings Show 2013 which will take place in the beautiful grounds of Rathfarnham Castle on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th July. This is a weekend of traditional building skills demonstrations and conservation talks - Rathfarnham Castle will... Continue Reading →

Launch of Bike Week 2013

South Dublin County Council's launch of Bike Week 2013 should also be of interest to local history enthusiasts! On SUNDAY 16th JUNE at 12 noon, meet at St. Enda's, Pearse Park, Rathfarnham Tour the Pearse Museum and Historian Matthew Jebb (OPW) will give a short talk on how the IRA volunteers cycled from Pearse Park to the... Continue Reading →

Rathfarnham Historical Society Lecture

RATHFARNHAM HISTORICAL SOCIETY will meet on THURSDAY 23 May 2013 at 8 P.M. in the Church of Ireland Parish Centre, Rathfarnham Village. A Lecture, titled RATHFARNHAM CASTLE DEMESNE will be given by REBECCA JEFFARES.  All Welcome. Admission for non-members: 4 Euro

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