Rathfarnham Historical Society Event

Rathfarnham Historical Society will meet on Thursday 29 October 2015 at 8 P.M. in The Church of Ireland Parish Centre, Main Street, Rathfarnham Village.   A talk on The Dublin and Blessington Steam Tramway will be given by Roger White (Secretary and Treasurer of the Society) Note: the talk will be preceded by a short video... Continue Reading →

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The Lucan Tram

In 1887 the Light Railways (Ireland) Bill was passed which allowed for Light Railways to be subsidised out of local area (baronial) rates. One such area was Lucan. Situated nine miles West of Dublin it seems to have been well served by public transport. Lucan had two railway stations, Coldblow or Lucan North on the... 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 →

Tallaght Historical Society Lecture Series 2012

Thursday, 12th January 2012 Tallaght Through the Ages Tomás Maher ------  Thursday 9th February 2012 The History of Glencree and the Reformatory Frank Tracy ------  Thursday 8th March 2012 Alice Furlong, Tallaght Poetess Eamonn Maloney, T.D. ------  Thursday, 12th April 2012 The History of Tallaght Aerodrome Michael Whelan ------ Thursday 10th May 2012 The History... Continue Reading →

The Dublin and Blessington Steam Tram

South Dublin County Libraries have just published a new book by Aidan Cruise, The Dublin and Blessington Steam Tram: a Pictorial and Social History. Long before the Luas came to Tallaght, this tram trundled through the Village, and also had stops at the Belgard Road, Jobstown, Embankment, Saggart and Brittas, before making its way on... Continue Reading →

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