Summer Programme 2016
July 6, Wednesday 2.00pm: Bremore Castle, Balbriggan (reconstructed medieval tower). Meet 1.45pm in carpark past St. Molaga's National School. Bus Eireann bus No. 101 to Drogheda. Bus Stop: Talbot Street (opposite Ripley Court Hotel/under bridge). Bus Departures: 12 noon and 12.30pm, journey 1 hour. Request Bus Stop: St. Mologa's NS, northern Balbriggan
August 6, Saturday 2.00pm: Visit to St. John the Evangelist Church, Tonlegee Road, Coolock, D5 Guided tour of Church and grounds by Douglas Appleyard Donations to Church appreciated. Meet outside at 1.50pm. Bus Nos. 15 or 27 serving Malahide Rd from City Centre. Bus Stop: Greencastle Road. Carparking at Church
Enquiries re transport, etc. 087 6690654 NB: For insurance reasons, Summer Outings are restricted to members who have currently paid their annual subscription.
Autumn 2016 Programme
in Dublin City Library & Archive Conference Room, 138-144 Pearse St., Dublin 2
All lectures begin at 6.00pm. Admission free – all welcome
Wednesday 14 September: ‘Fifty Years in the Old Dublin Society’ – Brian Siggins
Wednesday 28 September: ‘The Dead of the Easter Rising’ – Ray Bateson*
Wednesday 12 October: ‘Buried in the Archives: Funeral Undertakers in Dublin, 1750- 2000’ Dr. Lisa Marie Griffith* and Dr. Ciarán Wallace*
Wednesday 26 October: ‘The British Army Presence in Dublin’ – Henry Fairbrother
Wednesday 9 November: ‘Five Years of Failure: the Battle of the Somme and the Irish Soldier’ – Lar Joye*.
Wednesday 23 November: Annual General Meeting
Preceded by short talk: ‘Valentine Jackson, member of the Irish Republican Brotherhood, the Irish Volunteers and the Old Dublin Society’- Bryan MacMahon
New Members Welcome
Annual Membership Subscription: €35 Individual / €40 Family /€6.50 Full-time Student/€50 Library or Institution falls due on October 1st each year. You can post cheque or postal order to Membership Secretary, Old Dublin Society, 5 Dollymount Avenue, Dublin 3. D03 Y304 Please do NOT send cash. Or lodge appropriate subscription amount directly to: Bank of Ireland, College Green, Dublin 2. Sort Code: 900017 Account No. 16309723 Please use your surname as an unique identifier when making bank transfer. IBAN IE73 BOFI 9000 1716 309723
Our SPRING 2016 series of talks covered topics as follows:
South Circular Road on the eve of World War I - Catherine Scuffil
Rathborne Tallow Chandlers - Bernard Neary *
1916: Inside the GPO- Ken Finlay
Lives, Letters, Liberty: Dublin's General Post Office - Stephen Ferguson
Members’ Night - An informal night on which there is no scheduled lecture. Instead members bring along an item which may have some historical interest or association e.g., a book, picture, old bill-head
Mary (Molly) Adrien, Cumann na mBan Volunteer 1916 -Frank Whearity
and finally a special morning Remembering 1916' short talks by members on their links to the Easter Rising which included:
Jimmy Wren (author of The GPO Garrison Easter Week 1916: A Biographical Dictionary): The GPO 1916 and the O’Tooles connection
Raymond Keogh: Volunteer Gerald Keogh
Rev. Dudley Levistone Cooney: Momentous Days
James Scannell: From Redmondite to National Cause Supporter
Séamas Ó Maitiú: Jacob’s Garrison, the burnt biscuit and the Old Dublin Society
Larry Yourell: Thomas Yourell, a 1916 story
Tony Behan: Uncle Robert Malone and Bolands Mill
Award of the Society Medal
The Society awards a silver medal to the member whose paper is judged best that season. For 2014/15 season, it was awarded to Bryan MacMahon and on Members' Night, the Society's Medal will be presented to him for his article Robert Tressell, Dubliner: Author of The Ragged Trousered Philanthropist
Members of the Society come from all walks of life and span a wide age range but all share a love and an interest in the history of their city and county. Most members are amateur historians, as is evident in the papers delivered and the articles published twice yearly in our Dublin Historical Record. We also support the conservation of important or historic buildings as well as monitoring building developments to ensure they are sympathetic to and respect the historic fabric of the city.
Public transport: Pearse Dart station is 3 minutes walk from The Dublin City Library & Archive. Most cross-city bus routes through College Green are within 8 minutes walk of the Library. Details of Dublin Bus Timetables from www.dublinbus.ie or call Dublin Bus at 01-8734222
New Members Welcome
The Society was founded in 1934 to promote the study of the history of Dublin and of Dubliners. Society meetings are open to all and begin promptly at 6.00 pm on Wednesday evenings from February-April and September-November each year. Our meetings are informative and enjoyable and a great opportunity to meet kindred spirits who share an interest in the history of Dublin. Members and invited speakers deliver illustrated papers on various topics about the history of Dublin and Dubliners.
Membership of the Society is open to everyone interested in Dublin history. Why not come along to one of our evening meeting during Autumn or Spring? Persons who wish to join the Society must apply in writing and are elected by the Council. To join the Society complete the application form and send it, with the appropriate remittance to the Membership Secretary. Full details can be found on page three of this website.
Annual Membership Subscription: €35 Individual / €40 Family /€6.50 Full-time Student/€50 Library or Institution falls due on October 1st each year and should be renewed without delay. You are welcome to renew your Annual Subscription in person at one of our evening meetings. Or you can post cheque or postal order to Membership Secretary, Old Dublin Society, 5 Dollymount Avenue, Dublin 3. D03 Y304 Please do NOT send cash. Or lodge appropriate subscription amount directly to: Bank of Ireland, College Green, Dublin 2. Sort Code: 900017 Account No. 16309723 Please use your surname as an unique identifier when making bank transfer. IBAN IE73 BOFI 9000 1716 309723
The Society is run by a Council elected by the members at our AGM in November each year.
The Council for 2015-16 is:
President: Bernardine Ruddy
Vice Presidents: Dudley Levistone Cooney, Gerry O'Flaherty
Hon. Secretaries: Barry Farrell (General), Bryan MacMahon (Programme)
Hon. Treasurer: Sheila Fleming
Hon. Editor, Dublin Historical Record: Dr. Séamas Ó Maitiú
Hon. Public Relations Officer: James Scannell
Council Members: Tony Behan, Henry Fairbrother, Ken Finlay, John Holohan, Brian Siggins, Laurence Yourell
Cumann Le Seandacht Atha Cliath (The Old Dublin Society) Directors: Bernardine Ruddy, Anthony P. Behan, Rev. D. A. Levistone-Cooney Secretary: Barry Farrell Company No.15059 CHY No. 5327 Registered in Ireland Registered Address: 1-2 Marino Mart, Fairview, Dublin 3