Tenth Local History Group Day, Dublin City Library and Archive


The tenth Local History Society Day will be held at Dublin City Library and Archive, 138-144 Pearse Street on Saturday, 7 June. This is an established and popular event on the local history calendar, providing a focus for societies, their members and individual researchers and those interested in the topic. Traditionally Wicklow has been strongly represented, and once again this year’s programme includes a number of papers which have a direct local relevance. Registration for the event begins at 9.45am, and contributions include:

Joan Sharkey (Raheny Heritage Society), ‘Marie Elizabeth Hayes, a Raheny doctor and missionary’

Edmond O’Donovan (RSAI), ‘Church archaeology: a perspective based on excavations in Dublin and Wicklow’

James Scannell (Old Bray Society), ‘The light that failed: the 1957 Dundrum railcar collision’

Rosemary Raughter (Greystones Archaeological and Historical Society), ‘The Whitsheds of Dublin: family ambition, scandal and the dean’s revenge’

Henry Fairbrother (Old Dublin Society), ‘Mount Jerome: a protestant cemetery’


Admission to the event is free and telephone bookings can be made by contacting 01-6744800.


Dublin City Library is about a five-minute walk from Pearse Street Dart Station. Turn right when leaving the station, right again onto Pearse Street, and Dublin City Library is on the right a couple of hundred yards up the road. 


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