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By March 5, 2021 No Comments

Hi Neighbours,

This just came in from our local library in Drumcondra – please consider using these fabulous resources!

The Committee


Good morning,

Please note, Drumcondra Library is hosting 2 free online talks in the coming weeks:

1) (History) REBEL IRISHWOMEN Monday 08/03/21 at 7.00pm with Historian in Residence Dr. James Curry

2) (Wellbeing) RESILIENCE Thursday 18/03/21 at 6.30pm with counselling psychotherapist Mike Hackett

We would be grateful if you might share the details with your contacts through email/newsletters/social media platforms.  

Both events are listed on the Drumcondra Library Facebook page:

If you would like to book for an event contact us by email:

REBEL IRISHWOMEN Monday 08/03/21 7.00pm
Join us online next Monday evening to mark INTERNATIONAL WOMENS DAY. For our special webinar event Monday 8th March at 19.00pm Dr. James Curry, Dublin City Council Historian in Residence (North West Area) will discuss R.M.Fox’s REBEL IRISHWOMEN book. In 1935 R. M. Fox’s REBEL IRISHWOMEN was published for the first time. Now a collector’s item, the book features essays on a dozen women “who figured in the Irish Revolution or whose rebel sympathies brought them into close contact with the sufferings of that eventful time”. R.M. Fox was married to author Patricia Lynch, and resident on The Rise, just off Griffith Avenue.
The event acts also as a taster for a 12-week course on the Irish Revolution (1916-1923) which James Curry will be teaching via Zoom with Drumcondra Library from Thursday, 8th April to Thursday, 24th June 2021.
This online talk will take place via Zoom.  
Booking: please email to register to attend.  
RESILIENCE Thursday 18/03/21 6.30pm.
Struggling to be resilient in the face of adversity? Join us for a free online talk to help us build RESILIENCE DURING DIFFICULT TIMES Thursday 18 March at 6.30pm. Our speaker is Mike Hackett an accredited counselling psychotherapist. The talk is part of Healthy Ireland at Your Library programme.   
At times of hardship and challenge, our resilience can be tested especially when faced with a once in a generation event like a global pandemic. When much of what we have previously taken for granted is impacted by restrictions, reduced contact with friends and loved-ones and the health risk all around us, being resilient is the difference between suffering and flourishing.
Speaker Mike Hackett is an accredited counselling psychotherapist and supervisor with the Irish Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy and is the founder of Introspect Counselling. 
This short talk looks at four factors which have demonstrated to enhance our resilience in the face of adversity: Enhancing your resilience through social competence/Resilience and problem solving/Flexible thinking and resilience & the role of play/downtime in enhancing resilience.
This online talk will take place via Zoom.  
Booking: please email to register to attend.  
Thank you
Emma Kelly
Drumcondra Library