Dublin City Council recently announced a new ‘Decade of Commemorations’ public history project to run in the five administrative areas of Dublin City and at Dublin City Library & Archive, Pearse Street. Building on the success of the 2016 centenary commemorations of the 1916 Rising, which saw unprecedented numbers in the City engage with history, ‘Dublin Remembers: Is Cuimhin Linn’ aims to make history accessible and enjoyable for all. The project involves six historians-in-residence working with the general public, libraries, community groups and schools in Dublin City.
The first major project involving the historians in residence is a series of lectures on ‘The Irish Revolution, 1917-23’, to be held across the Dublin Public Libraries network from 12-29 June 2017. The full programme is available here.
The six historians were appointed in late April and will be working on all sorts of history events throughout the city including talks, walks, tours, discussions, history book clubs, blogs, exhibitions and more. They are:
Darragh Gannon – Central Area
Donal Fallon – North West Area
Cormac Moore – North Central Area
Maeve Casserly – South East Area
Cathy Scuffil – South Central Area
Brian Hanley – Dublin City Library and Archive
If you would like to meet the historian in your area and for further information, please email [email protected]