Local History Group Day – March 24th

John ‘Miley’ Walsh, a founder member of the Dockers Preservation Society, who will be talking about his experiences over more than forty years working on the Docks


Saturday 24 March from 9.45am to 2.30pm in Dublin City Library & Archive, 138-144 Pearse Street, Dublin 2.

Local History Group Day is a chance to hear current research being undertaken by local history groups and societies throughout the country.

All welcome and booking is not required. Come early to ensure a place.
The schedule for the day is as follows:

    9.45am  – Registration
    10.00am – Welcome and Introduction
    10.05am  – Starting a Local History Group.  James Madigan, Liberties Cultural Association
    10.35am  –  Closure of a Unremunerative Railway Line: Harcourt Street to Bray, 1958. James Scannell, The Old Bray Society
    11.05am  –  The Meeting at Rochestown Avenue, 1884 and related history. Thomas Burke, Local History Alumni Group
    11.35am  –  “Dear Miss B” – a Collection of Edwardian Postcards.  Brian McCabe, Kill History Group
    12.05pm  –  Tea/Coffee
    12.30pm  –  An Irish Country House in Cloyne, Co. Cork. Marie Guillot, Cloyne Literary & Historical Society
    1.05pm – Lesser Known Dubs – The Good, the Bad and the Downright Despicable. Ken Finlay, The Old Dublin Society
    1.35pm – My Experience as a Dublin Docker 1963-2009.John Walsh, Dublin Dock Workers Preservation Society
    2.05pm – irishhistoryonline.ie – a Resource for Local History Groups.  Jacqueline Hill, NUI Maynooth
    2.20pm – Discussion
    2.30pm – Finish

Please contact (01) 6744999 or dublinstudies@dublincity.ie if you have any queries. All are welcome!

Location Details: The Conference Room
                          Dublin City Library & Archive
                          138 – 144 Pearse St
Dublin 2