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Listen to a wide range of talks, readings, lectures and performances which reflect the rich history and literature of Dublin city.
Serving over half a million people, Dublin City Libraries isthe largest library service in the Republic of Ireland.

    100 Years of Edge Hardware

    100 Years of Edge Hardware

    A talk by Cormac Moore looking at the history of this local Fairview business as it celebrates 100 years in business in 2017.

    Started by Elias Edge (Senior) who was born in 1872 the history of this neighborhood hardware shop is also the history of the area. Cormac brings that history to life as he discusses the floods, bombings, escaped lions and further floods which shaped Fairview over the last 100 years.

    If you want to learn more you might like to check out the following:

    The bombing of Dublin's North Strand by Kevin C. Kearns. http://bit.ly/2sdpU7p
    Fortune's wheel : The life and legacy of the Fairview lion tamer. A dvd directed by Joe Lee http://bit.ly/2knnnUO

    You can also find historic photographs of Fairview on our digital repository and images of the North Strand Bombing on our online gallery: http://bit.ly/2Lt4mg8

    Recorded at the 2017 Dublin Festival of History. http://dublinfestivalofhistory.ie
    Cormac is part of the Historian in Residence team (Dublin City Council) for the North Central Area. https://twitter.com/DubHistorians
    Additional research by Beverly Edge.

    • 32 min
    Women's Voices 1914-1918

    Women's Voices 1914-1918

    In “Women’s Voices 1914-1918” we read from some archival sources from Dublin City Library and Archive to highlight four Irish women whose lives were impacted by the First World War in very different ways.

    The four women featured are Anna Haslam, Nora Guilfoyle, Monica Roberts and Maeve Cavanagh.

    Part of a new exhibition by Dublin City Archives entitled “Doing their bit” Irish Women and the First World War. On display at Dublin City Library and Archive until the end of April 2018.

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    Red Scares and Rebels: Ireland and Communism 1917 - 1937

    Red Scares and Rebels: Ireland and Communism 1917 - 1937

    Dr Brian Hanley, author and historian looks at Communism in Ireland during the period 1917-1937

    Part of a series of lunchtime talks at Dublin City Hall curated by Francis Devine and organised by Dublin City Library & Archive, to commemorate the Russian Revolution of 1917. Courtesy of History.com

    Recorded at Dublin City Hall on 17 October 2017.

    • 36 min
    Ireland Responds to the Russian Revolution: Backing the Bolsheviks

    Ireland Responds to the Russian Revolution: Backing the Bolsheviks

    Donal Fallon, Historian-in-Residence, Dublin City Council looks at the Irish response to the Russian Revolution.

    Part of a series of lunchtime talks at Dublin City Hall curated by Francis Devine to commemorate the Russian Revolution of 1917. Courtesy of History.com

    Series curated by Francis Devine. Organised by Dublin City Library & Archive, 138-144 Pearse Street Dublin 2

    Recorded at Dublin City Hall on 10 October 2017.

    • 33 min
    Live from the Conniving House: Poetry and music in eighteenth century Dublin

    Live from the Conniving House: Poetry and music in eighteenth century Dublin

    The Conniving House tavern, long since forgotten, opened in 1725. On the water not far from where Sandymount Green is now, it is the cultural and geographical starting point for this lecture on the lively interaction of poetic and musical cultures in eighteenth-century Dublin. The only verbal account that we have of that venue comes from Life of John Buncle, esq. by Thomas Amory, who heard there the famous Larry Grogan playing the pipes while Jack Lattin, ‘the most agreeable of companions’, played matchlessly on the fiddle. Other writers of the period, such as Laurence Whyte and Charles Coffey, recorded an energetic native musical culture. This lecture explores a fascinating moment in the history of Dublin’s poetical and musical cultures, one which yields several compelling instances of cross-cultural connivance.

    The 21st Annual Sir John T. Gilbert Lecture, was given by Dr Michael Griffin, University of Limerick at the Dublin City Library and Archive on Wednesday, 24 January 2018.

    • 57 min
    William Spence: A Victorian Engineer in the right place at the right time

    William Spence: A Victorian Engineer in the right place at the right time

    Cathy Scuffil, Dublin City Council Historian in Residence, looks at the history of William Spence Engineering Works Cork Street established in 1856.
    Recorded on the 24 November 2017 at Dublin City Library and Archive as part of Explore Your Archive 2017.

    • 58 min

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