I’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):
Dublin’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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
Again, please see the full program to decide what is closest to your heart.