Tenth Local History Group Day, Dublin City Library and Archive

Saturday, 7th June 2014

By Rosemary Raughter


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. 


This page was added by Rosemary Raughter on 03/06/2014.