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Events at our local Library

By February 20, 2023 No Comments
Courtlands Chair

Dear friend, 

Please find below info on 2 free events at Drumcondra Library over the next week or so. 

We’d be grateful if you can add these events to your newsletter and/or share our posts on Facebook: 


1) SHELBOURNE CULT HEROES: HENRY MCKOP Thursday 16th February 6.30pm.
Gear up for the new season with Drumcondra Library’s football history talk SHELBOURNE CULT HEROES: HENRY MCKOP Thursday 16th February 6.30pm. 
Presented by Dr. James Curry, DCC Historian in Residence, the talk will focus on the time a Zimbabwean international defender ended up in the League of Ireland spending a season with Shels in 1995-1996. 
Join us on the night – all welcome. 
Email Telephone 01 222 8344
2) IRISH REVOLUTION HISTORY BOOK CLUB Thursday 23rd February at 6.30pm. 
Drumcondra Library hosts the next meeting of our IRISH REVOLUTION HISTORY BOOK CLUB on Thursday 23rd February at 6.30pm. 
The publication for discussion is HISTORY ON YOUR DOORSTEP VOLUME 5, and the meeting will be hosted by Dr. James Curry, Dublin City Council Historian in Residence.
You can pick up a copy from your local library or download a copy for free here:
Since 2017, the Dublin City Council Historians in Residence have worked in neighbourhoods across Dublin City to encourage local people to engage with history, and to promote its sources and discussion, especially the historical collections in Dublin City Library and Archive. They have also produced bite-size history books documenting key moments in Irish history – a series titled HISTORY ON YOUR DOORSTEP. Volume 5, the most recent edition delves into the history of the  Irish Civil War: An ash shower mistaken for snowfall caused by burning pyres of paper files at Dublin Castle; the painting of pillar-boxes from red to green across the capital; an attack in a small hamlet called Red Cow on the Naas Road; and the transformation of market gardens and allotments into the Irish Free State’s first public housing scheme, The Tenters in Dublin 8. These are just a sample of the fascinating stories contained in this book.
Join us on the night – all welcome. 
Email Telephone 01 222 8344

Please don’t hesitate to contact us should you require more info. 

All the best
Emma Kelly
Librarian, Drumcondra Library
Drumcondra Library is open Mon-Sat: M/W/F/S 10.00am-1.00pm and 2.00pm-5.00pm, and Tu/Th 12.45pm-4.00pm and 4.45pm-8.00pm

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