Historian Cecelia Hartsell will give a talk at Ballyroan Library next Tuesday 15th May at 6:30 pm, on the parallel experience of Irish Nationalists and African Americans in World War One. This promises to be a fascinating event. Book your free place now here. Directions to Ballyroan Library can be found here.
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 →
As today is World Poetry Day and to coincide with the 100th Anniversary of the beginning of the Dardanelles (Land) Campaign this time next month April 25th, I offer this poem, which I wrote after my visit to the Gallipoli Peninsula a few years ago. The poem was inspired by my visit and also by... Continue Reading →
The launch took place on Monday night, of 'Landscapes of War and Peace 1914-2014: War Poetry and Peacekeeping' by Michael J. Whelan. This exhibition, which is part of the Red Line Book Festival, includes an Irish soldier's poems and images inspired by the poets of the Great War and his own peacekeeping duties in modern day... Continue Reading →
As we near the centenary of the outbreak of The Great War, South Dublin Libraries is seeking items related to the War, which will be photographed or scanned and exhibited on Source, our digital archive. We are particularly interested in hearing the stories of WWI participants who were from the South Dublin County area.... Continue Reading →