1916 Commemorations in Rathcoole & Saggart

The Four Districts Remembers 1916 Programme of Events: February 27th 4:00 p.m. Dr. Shane Kenna, 'Poet Patriot, Thomas McDonagh'. Heritage Centre, Saggart. March 12th, 2:00 p.m. Mícheál Ó Doibhilín, 'Josie McGowan: a Brief Flame' Rathoole Community Centre. March 23rd, 7:00 p.m. Dr. Kerron Ó Luain, 'The Four Districts and the Irish Revolution', Rathcoole Community Centre. March... Continue Reading →

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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 →

Body Snatchers at Cruagh and Saggart

Body snatching was a macabre but very lucrative business in eighteenth and nineteenth century Dublin. Dead bodies were essential for Dublin anatomy schools and the Royal College of Surgeons to carry out their medical research and training, and there was a roaring trade in corpses for Dublin’s less discerning or sensitive businessmen. Adult bodies fetched... Continue Reading →

<< Rewind with The Echo

If you got a copy of last week's Echo (February 2nd), you may have noticed a new feature page called Rewind. It's a dedicated local history page, produced in partnership with the Local Studies section at the County Library, Tallaght, featuring articles, photos and interesting facts about the history of South Dublin County. The first... Continue Reading →

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