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 interested in the heritage and history of Newcastle, Palmerstown, Templeogue, Tallaght, Clondalkin, Lucan or Rathfarnham, you can start exploring and learning on these guided walks. If you fancy getting out into the countryside, there are guided walks at Bohernabreena Reservoir, or you can head to Massy’s Woods and learn all about the fascinating history of this estate with historian Frank Tracy.

 

style sneakersAnd whilst the big kids amongst us may have our heads in the clouds, we can’t forget the young ones in the family. There is plenty for children, from Irish History Live, the hands on museum where children can experience the world of round towers and Vikings, to craft workshops and family tree events.

The events will also include talks, exhibitions, storytelling and much more!

So immerse yourself in the history and heritage of South Dublin County this summer with this FREE programme of guided heritage walks, talks, workshops and exhibitions. There really is something for everyone!

Check out the full programme of events here.

Rathfarnham Walk and Talk

Rathfarnham Historical Society Walk and Talk

“Rathfarnham – Touched by Faith, Surrounded by History”

7, The Moravians in Dublin opened a burial ground

Image from Patrick Comerford

 

 Saturday 20th May

11.30 am (sharp)- Meet at the Moravian Graveyard, Whitechurch Road.

 Duration approx. 1 hour 15 mins.

All are welcome – sub €4.00

 

The tour will include the ancient church, old and private graveyards, private     houses, and famous people that lived in the area.

 

Rathfarnham Historical Society 1916 History Walk

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Volunteers at Church of the Annunciation, Rathfarnham. Courtesy of the Pearse Museum.

Rathfarnham Historical Society are holding a  History Walk Commemorating ‘Pearse’s Own’ Rathfarnham 1916 Volunteers

 

 on Saturday 29th April, commencing at 11.30 am

Meet outside the old cemetery gate in Rathfarnham Village (near AIB bank) at 11:30 am. The walk will proceed through the village finishing at the Pearse museum St Enda’s Park. The duration of the walk is approx. 90 minutes. Along the way you’ll pass the homes of most of the local volunteers who fought in the GPO in 1916.
 

All are welcome

Rathfarnham Historical Society November Meeting

Rathfarnham Historical Society will hold their November meeting tomorrow, 3rd November, at 8:00 pm in the Church of Ireland Parish Centre, Rathfarnham Village.

Chairman of the Society, Gregory O’Connor, will give a talk titled

‘Glimpses of Life in Rathfarnham at the Turn of the 20th Century’

All welcome! Admission for non-members is €4.00.