Tallaght Historical Society Talks 2016/17

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. 2016 October 11th - Life after the Twelve Locks by Mick Kinehan November 8th - Dublin from Old Photographs by Cormac Lowth November 22nd - The... Continue Reading →


Tallaght Historical Society 2015/16 Lecture Series

Tuesday 8th September 2015 Defending Ireland from the Irish   James Devitt Tuesday 29th September 2015 Calligraphy: Codes and Catastrophies  David Smith Tuesday 13th October 2015 The Sinking of the Lusitania  Cormac Lowth Tuesday 10th November 2015 History of Dublin's Fruit and Vegetable Markets  John Conroy Tuesday 8th September 2015 Leo Swan Memorial Lecture -... Continue Reading →

Tallaght Historical Society Lecture Series 2014/15

Tallaght Historical Society have just announced details of their 2014-2015 lectures. Tuesday 9th September 2014 @ 7:00 p.m. Highways to Leisureways Mick Kinahan Tuesday 30th September 2014 @ 7:00 p.m. Early Medieval Books John Dolan Tuesday 11th November 2014 @ 7:00 p.m. Guns and Hoses: Dublin Fire Brigade during the Irish Revolution Las Fallon Tuesday... Continue Reading →

Tallaght Historical Society Lecture Series 2013-14

Tallaght Historical Society have just announced their series of lectures for 2013-14. All lectures take place at the County Library, Tallaght and all are welcome. Tuesday 10th September 2013 @ 7:00 pm Tallaght in Transition from Ancient to Modern Chris Flood Tuesday 8th October 2013 @ 7:00 pm Ireland’s Underwater Archaeological Heritage Cormac Lowth Tuesday 29th October... Continue Reading →

The Knocklyon Murder of 1883

An old man named Patrick Quinn, aged 70, was murdered on Sunday evening, 27th October 1883 outside his home on Beech Park Avenue - also known as Walsh's Road - off Knocklyon Road. This avenue has long since disappeared and the Dargle Wood estate now occupies the ground. The main suspect, Peter Wade, was arrested... Continue Reading →

Alice Furlong: Tallaght Poetess

Alice Furlong was born in 1875, and spent her childhood at Ferndale in Bohernabreena. Her father James was a well known sports editor with The Irish Independent newspaper and originally came from Co. Wexford. Alice had three sisters, Margaret, Kate and Mary and they were a family who greatly enjoyed both reading and writing poetry.... Continue Reading →

The Friar’s Walk, Tallaght.

This article is taken from Tomás Maher’s talk Tallaght Through the Ages which was Tallaght Historical Society’s January Lecture. It was also published in The Echo on February 23rd.  When Eugene O’Curry, working on behalf of the Ordnance Survey, visited Tallaght in 1837 he reported on the Friar's Walk. It was at that time within... Continue Reading →

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