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 article was an overview of local studies resources at the County Library, and future articles will focus on topics like village histories, architecture and monuments, famous natives and residents, businesses, folklore and memories, events and much more. Check it out every week in The Echo!
On Tuesday evening last, 20th October, Deputy Mayor Paddy Cosgrove launched Pre-Norman Grave-Slabs and Cross-Inscribed Stones of the Dublin Area by Patrick Healy in the beautiful setting of Rathfarnham Castle. Patrick Healy, a noted archaeologist was an expert on Early Christian grave-slabs and cross-inscribed stones. In addition to his studies and writings in the Dublin area, he had studied and written about monuments at Glendalough for the OPW and the crosses and slabs at St. Berrihert’s Kyle in the Glen of Aherlow. He is probably best known for his work on the Rathdown group of slabs. Examples of Rathdown Slabs have been found in Rathfarnham and at Whitechurch. The book is published by South Dublin Libraries. The Heritage Council grant-aided its production. Copies are available from any branch of South Dublin Libraries at €10 or please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.