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For the last eleven years Dublin City Public Libraries has been producing high quality podcasts based on public talks, interviews and lectures with a range of local, national and international speakers. Topics typically include Irish and international history, culture in the broadest sense and literature. Speakers range from local historians, through bestselling authors and international regarded academics to international prize-winning writers.

For the last eleven years Dublin City Public Libraries has been producing high quality podcasts based on public talks, interviews and lectures with a range of local, national and international speakers. Topics typically include Irish and international history, culture in the broadest sense and literature. Speakers range from local historians, through bestselling authors and international regarded academics to international prize-winning writers.
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For the last eleven years Dublin City Public Libraries has been producing high quality podcasts based on public talks, interviews and lectures with a range of local, national and international speakers. Topics typically include Irish and international history, culture in the broadest sense and literature. Speakers range from local historians, through bestselling authors and international regarded academics to international prize-winning writers.

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100 Years of Edge Hardware

5/24/2018
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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...

Duration:00:32:51

Women's Voices 1914-1918

3/22/2018
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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. 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.

Duration:00:13:15

Red Scares and Rebels: Ireland and Communism 1917 - 1937

2/12/2018
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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.

Duration:00:36:17

Ireland Responds to the Russian Revolution: Backing the Bolsheviks

2/6/2018
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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.

Duration:00:33:03

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

2/1/2018
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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...

Duration:00:57:42

Walking the Royal Canal

10/20/2017
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This talk by Peter Clarke covers 225 years of the Royal Canal's history, from its origins in 1789 through all its phases to the present day. The talk traces the planning and construction of the canal and references many places, people and events of historical interest along the course of Dublin’s beloved Royal Canal. Recorded at Phibsboro Library on Monday 21 August 2017 as part of Heritage Week 2017.

Duration:00:50:40

Belgrave Square: a microcosm of Victorian Dublin

9/28/2017
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Elizabeth Smith is an authority on Belgrave Square in Rathmines and she has spoken on this topic to many local history societies in Dublin. She also completed a Certificate in Local History at Dublin City Library & Archive when she was the inaugural winner of the Lord Mayor’s Prize for best dissertation. She is founder of the Local History Alumni Group, also at DCLA, and this has gone from strength to strength. Part of the Living in Victorian Dublin seminar which explored a wide range of...

Duration:00:34:06

Dublin Slums 1800-1925 by Jacinta Prunty

9/27/2017
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Dr Jacinta Prunty is Head of the History Department at Maynooth University. She has written extensively on the Dublin Slums and her book of that title is a work which has been welcomed by geographers and historians alike. It gives a comprehensive and insightful account and analysis of Dublin’s inexorable transformation into a slum city; it provides a template for researchers in Irish urban history; and it awakens social historians to what they have to learn from the historical geographers....

Duration:00:30:14

The Irish and the Camino de Santiago: 800 years of history

9/25/2017
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This talk by Turlough O’Donnell marked the 800th anniversary of the connections between Dublin and the Camino de Santiago which was celebrated in 2016. Turlough O’Donnell is chair of the Camino Society Ireland CLG and has walked many parts of the Camino. Recorded at Cabra Library on 6 October 2016 as part of Dublin Festival of History. Photo: El Camino de Santiago en Logroño (La Rioja - España) by Juanje 2712 https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Camino_de_Santiago_en_Logro%C3%B1o.JPG

Duration:01:02:59

Anthony Horowitz in conversation with Sinead Crowley

9/22/2017
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Listen back to bestselling author Anthony Horowitz in conversation with author and RTÉ correspondent Sinéad Crowley, recorded in Dublin City Library & Archive, Pearse St on Thursday 14 September 2017 at 7pm. He read from, and talked about his latest novel The Word is Murder, which is the first of a brilliant new detective series set in London featuring Detective Michael Hawthorne. This event was organised by Dublin UNESCO City of Literature in partnership with Penguin Random House Ireland....

Duration:00:54:37

Dublin's Victorian Heritage

9/21/2017
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Michael Barry author of 'Victorian Dublin Revealed' gives an overview of Dublin city, demonstrating how many buildings, both public and domestic, have remained from the Victorian era and introducing them through his own splendid photography. Part of the Living in Victorian Dublin seminar which explored a wide range of contrasting topics relating to this influential era in Dublin’s history including architecture, tenements, bourgeoisie homes, and homelessness. Recorded at Council Chamber,...

Duration:00:57:21

A City Divided: Dublin and the Civil War

9/20/2017
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In 1922-23, over 200 people were killed and 3,500 imprisoned in Dublin as rival pro and anti-Treaty factions of the nationalist movement came to blows. John Dorney will talk about urban guerrilla warfare, prisons, executions and assassination during this tumultuous period. Image: Ferguson Raid, from ‘Ireland’s Tragic Week’ a special supplement to the Irish Life newspaper, published on 14 July 1922 John Dorney is a historian and editor of the Irish Story website. His forthcoming book on the...

Duration:00:45:11

What was the Civil War? by Maeve Casserly

9/15/2017
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Dublin City Council Historian-in-Residence Maeve Casserly discusses the Irish Civil War. Recorded at Rathmines Library on 26 June 2017 as part of The Irish Revolution 1917-1923 lecture series. This three part series of lectures gives an overview of a turbulent and challenging time as Ireland becomes a new nation. Image: Coffin of Michael Collins being carried from the Pro-Cathedral, National Library of Ireland https://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland/15766239474 About Dublin City Council's...

Duration:00:52:00

What was the War of Independence? by Maeve Casserly

9/13/2017
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Dublin City Council Historian-in-Residence Maeve Casserly discusses the War of Independence. Recorded at Terenure Library on 20 September 2017 as part of The Irish Revolution 1917-1923 lecture series. This three part series of lectures gives an overview of a turbulent and challenging time as Ireland becomes a new nation. Image: Michael Collins, 1922 commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Mich…llins_1922.jpg About Dublin City Council's Historians-in-Residence: Building on the success of the 2016...

Duration:00:45:10

Sean Connolly: The Other Connolly of 1916

9/12/2017
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Seán Connolly was in command of the City Hall garrison on Easter Monday 1916. Hear the story of this Dublin Corporation employee, Irish Citizen Army captain and the first rebel to die in the Rising. Donal Fallon is a historian with a particular interest in the history of Dublin. He is one of the founders and contributors to the “Come Here To Me” blog and has published widely on Irish history. Recorded at Drumcondra Library on 29 September 2016.

Duration:00:27:53

The actor who was Jim Figgerty

9/8/2017
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"How do Jacob's get the figs into their Fig Rolls?" Well Jim Figgerty was purportedly the only man who knew this secret and he was the star in an iconic series of ads in the '60s. Paddy Griffin was the actor who brought Jim Figgerty to life. Here Wendy Williams, curator of the 'Jacobs Biscuits & Dublin' exhibition talks to his son Gerry Griffin and his granddaughter Elaine Griffin about Paddy and his alter ego Jim Figgerty! Gerry Griffin is the son of singer and actor Patrick Griffin who...

Duration:00:30:48

Advertising Jacob's Biscuits

9/8/2017
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"How do Jacob's get the figs into their Fig Rolls?" was one of the most longstanding and iconic taglines in Irish advertising history. Here Wendy Williams, curator of the 'Jacobs Biscuits & Dublin' exhibition talks to Ian Fox about the history of advertising Jacob's Biscuits. Ian Fox worked for Mack Kyle in Irish International Advertising for many years starting in the late 1960s. In this interview he recalls the origination of the 'Jim Figgerty' advertising campaign for W & R Jacob & Co and...

Duration:00:22:41

Ireland in 1917 by Maeve Casserly

9/5/2017
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Dublin City Council Historian-in-Residence Maeve Casserly discusses Ireland in 1917. Recorded at Rathmines Library on 12 June 2017 as part of The Irish Revolution 1917-1923 lecture series. This three part series of lectures gives an overview of a turbulent and challenging time as Ireland becomes a new nation. About Dublin City Council's Historians-in-Residence: Building on the success of the 2016 centenary commemorations of the 1916 Rising, which saw unprecedented numbers in the City engage...

Duration:00:38:20

What was the Civil War?

8/28/2017
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Dublin City Council Historian-in-Residence Dr Brian Hanley discusses the Irish Civil War June 1922 – May 1923. Recorded at Dublin City Library and Archive on 26 June 2017 as part of The Irish Revolution 1917-1923 lecture series. This three part series of lectures gives an overview of a turbulent and challenging time as Ireland becomes a new nation. About Dublin City Council's Historians-in-Residence Building on the success of the 2016 centenary commemorations of the 1916 Rising, which saw...

Duration:00:55:51

What was the War of Independence?

8/23/2017
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Dublin City Council Historian-in-Residence Dr Brian Hanley discusses the War of Independence. Recorded at Dublin City Library and Archive on 19 June 2017 as part of The Irish Revolution 1917-1923 lecture series. This three part series of lectures gives an overview of a turbulent and challenging time as Ireland becomes a new nation. About Dublin City Council's Historians-in-Residence Building on the success of the 2016 centenary commemorations of the 1916 Rising, which saw unprecedented...

Duration:00:49:44