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.
October 11th – Life after the Twelve Locks by Mick Kinehan
November 8th – Dublin from Old Photographs by Cormac Lowth
November 22nd – The Shape we’re in: the history of the map of Ireland by Michael Keyes
December 13th – Leo Swan Memorial Lecture – Archaeologist Neil Jackman will give a talk on his recent findings at the Hell Fire Club.
January 10th – History of the Garda Siochána by Gerry Lovett
February 14th – A History of the GAA by David Griffith
March 14th – Edward Trevor, beast of Kilmainham by Michael Ó Doibhilín
April 11th – If those Trees Could Speak: the Massys of Killakee by Frank Tracy
May 9th – History of Ireland’s Round Towers by John Dolan
May 23rd – The Collection of the Irish Air Corps Museum by Michael Whelan
June 13th – Dublin Housing in the 1800s by Seán Bagnall
Thursday, 12th January 2012
Tallaght Through the Ages
Thursday 9th February 2012
The History of Glencree and the Reformatory
Thursday 8th March 2012
Alice Furlong, Tallaght Poetess
Eamonn Maloney, T.D.
Thursday, 12th April 2012
The History of Tallaght Aerodrome
Thursday 10th May 2012
The History of the Dublin & Blessington Steam Tram
Thursday 14th June 2012
The Battle of Tallaght
All lectures take place at the County Library, Tallaght, commencing at 7:00 p.m.
Tallaght Historical Society Chairperson: Anne Hanrahan—contact 2441463 or 0876315773
We’re delighted to host this year’s Old Dublin Society County Lecture which will take place next Wednesday evening, 30th November at 6:30 p.m. at the County Library, Tallaght.
Tallaght native Seán Bagnall will give a talk on Policing and Crime in 1830s Tallaght.
South Dublin Libraries Local Studies Section and Tallaght Historical Society are delighted to announce that the 7th Annual Leo Swan Memorial Lecture will take place in The County Library, Tallaght on Wednesday 22nd October 2008 at 8.00pm. In 2007 the Leo Swan Memorial Lecture did not take place due to renovations at the County Library.
Leo Swan, a noted archaeologist was a founder member of Tallaght Historical Society and is fondly remembered in the area as Principal of Our Lady of Loreto Primary School.
The lecture on The Poor of Tallaght between 1835 and 1850 will be given by Sean Bagnall, a native of Tallaght. Any aspect of the history of Tallaght would have been dear to the late Leo Swan.
The lecture will be preceded by the Tallaght launch of Sean Bagnall’s new book “Tallaght 1835-1850” which was recently published by Four Courts Press. Copies of the book will be on sale in the library on the night.