Dublin Festival of History – Domestic affairs

DFoHI’ve covered before my picks from the program of Dublin Festival of History talks on international events/people. It is equally important though to educate ourselves on domestic affairs and those who left a significant imprint in Irish history. Sorry I haven’t included anything relating to 1916 as I feel there is going to be many more opportunities to get acquainted with events and commemorate them.

As promised here are my picks for talks/events I thought were really interesting sounding (opinion strictly personal):

Dublins-Hidden-Kitchensweb21Dublin’s hidden kitchens: food and social history in manuscript recipe books – what can recipe books can tell us about our history?

Sexual politics and emigrant bodies in twentieth-century Ireland – booking required. Please contact Terenure library at +353 1 4907035 or terenurelibrary@dublincity.ie

Ireland & the first global financial crisis: the Irish experience of the South Sea Bubble of 1720 – booking required.

Physical growth to economic decline – Dublin in the 18th and 19th century – no booking required

Bloody Sunday 1920: The day that shook Dublin – Michael Foley, John Borgonovo and Padraig Yeates – Admission FREE but reservations essential.

I’ve also picked 2 quite distinct talk on a subject Irish people abroad:

Patrick ‘Don Patricio’ O’Connell: the Dubliner who saved FC Barcelona – Booking is required. Please contact Marino library at +353 1 8336297 or marinolibrary@dublincity.ie

Irish Doctors in the First World War – Booking is required. Please contact Walkinstown library at +353 1 4558159 or walkinstownlibrary@dublincity.ie

Again, please see the full program to decide what is closest to your heart.

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