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The Dublin Festival of History is an annual free festival, brought to you by Dublin City Council, and organised by Dublin City Libraries, in partnership with the Dublin City Council Culture Company. The Festival has gained a reputation for attracting best-selling Irish and international historians to Dublin for a high-profile weekend of history talks and debate.
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The Dublin Festival of History is an annual free festival, brought to you by Dublin City Council, and organised by Dublin City Libraries, in partnership with the Dublin City Council Culture Company. The Festival has gained a reputation for attracting best-selling Irish and international historians to Dublin for a high-profile weekend of history talks and debate.
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    On Behan, On Dublin - in conversation with Peter Sheridan

    On Behan, On Dublin - in conversation with Peter Sheridan

    In this episode from the Dublin Festival of History 2023, Peter Sheridan marks the centenary of the birth of the writer Brendan Behan. Raised in Dublin’s north inner city and with strong connections to Dublin’s tenements, Behan is regarded as one of the greatest Irish writers and poets of all time.
    Sheridan discusses his engagement with the work of Behan and his career more broadly.
    Peter Sheridan, is a playwright, screenwriter and director.
    This episode was recorded at 14 Henrietta Street, on October 11, 2023.
    Please note: This broadcast contains strong language and themes throughout.
    The Dublin Festival of History is brought to you by Dublin City Council, and organised by Dublin City Libraries, in partnership with Dublin City Council Culture Company.

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    From 8th Amendment to Repeal the 8th - with Mary Muldowney

    From 8th Amendment to Repeal the 8th - with Mary Muldowney

    In this episode from the Dublin Festival of History 2023, Dublin City Council Historian in Residence, Dr Mary Muldowney, will discuss the 40th anniversary of the 8th Amendment to the Constitution, including a comparison with the successful campaign for Repeal of the 8th. 
    The fifth anniversary of that Referendum was on May 25 and the signing of Repeal into law took place on September 18, 2018.
    This episode was recorded at Central Library on September 28, 2023.
    The Dublin Festival of History is brought to you by Dublin City Council, and organised by Dublin City Libraries, in partnership with Dublin City Council Culture Company.

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    Harry Kernoff 1900-1974 - in conversation with Kathryn Milligan

    Harry Kernoff 1900-1974 - in conversation with Kathryn Milligan

    In this episode, from the Dublin Festival of History 2023, Kathryn Milligan discusses the work of artist Harry Kernoff.
    Born in London on the 9th of January 1900, Harry Aaron Kernoff was a prolific figure in twentieth century Irish art. Well regarded for his portraiture and landscape painting, Kernoff often focused on the depiction of Dublin, a city with which he became intimately familiar with, after the Kernoff family moved there in 1914.
     Kathryn Milligan is the author of ‘Painting Dublin, 1886-1949: Visualising a Changing City’.
    This episode was recorded at Pearse Street Library, on October 9, 2023.
    The Dublin Festival of History is brought to you by Dublin City Council, and organised by Dublin City Libraries, in partnership with Dublin City Council Culture Company.

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    The evolution of Navan Road - in conversation with Enda Finnan

    The evolution of Navan Road - in conversation with Enda Finnan

    In this episode, from the Dublin Festival of History 2023, Enda Finnan examines the Navan Road parish area and the transformation of the rural community and landscapes of the townlands of Greater Cabragh, Ashtown and Pelletstown from the 1920s to the 1960s. He connects the dots between migration and change of land ownership and development.
    Enda Finnan is a local resident and historian.
    This episode was recorded at Cabra Library, on October 12, 2023.
    The Dublin Festival of History is brought to you by Dublin City Council, and organised by Dublin City Libraries, in partnership with Dublin City Council Culture Company.

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    Industrious Poor and Rolling Vagabonds - in conversation with Francis Thackaberry

    Industrious Poor and Rolling Vagabonds - in conversation with Francis Thackaberry

    In this episode, from the Dublin Festival of History 2023, Francis Thackaberry explores the  attitudes and responses to poverty in eighteenth-century Dublin. The citizens of prosperous Georgian Dublin, associated poverty with idleness, disease and moral decay and sought ways to prevent ‘foreign’ vagrants from ‘infesting’ the city. One response was to found Dublin’s first tax-funded workhouse in James’s Street in 1703. 
    Francis Thackaberry is a former teacher, journalist, and arts administrator.  
    This episode was recorded at 14 Henrietta Street, on October 9, 2023.
    The Dublin Festival of History is brought to you by Dublin City Council, and organised by Dublin City Libraries, in partnership with Dublin City Council Culture Company.


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    May Tyrants Tremble: The Life of William Drennan - with Fergus Whelan

    May Tyrants Tremble: The Life of William Drennan - with Fergus Whelan

    In this episode, from the Dublin Festival of History 2023, Fergus Whelan remembers the revolutionary and poet Dr William Drennan (1754-1820). Dr Drennan, a onetime elder of the Dublin Unitarian Church congregation, was born the son of a unitarian minister and made his life’s work the building of ‘a Brotherhood of Affection to Break Down the Brazen Walls of Separation’ which had been erected between ‘Irishmen by Distinctions of Rank, Property and Religious Persuasion’.
    Fergus Whelan is the author of ‘May Tyrants Tremble’.
    This episode was recorded at the Dublin Unitarian Church, on September 28, 2023.
    The Dublin Festival of History is brought to you by Dublin City Council, and organised by Dublin City Libraries, in partnership with Dublin City Council Culture Company.

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    • 43 min

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