What we're about

This is a group for anyone interested in the history of Dublin city and county. Come along if you want to share stories about the people and places - or if you want to learn more about this fine city! The plan is to schedule a wide variety of events related to Dublin history, such as the Viking city, Georgian Dublin, Dublin Tenements, The Liberties, 1916, Famous Parks, Dublin Writers, Landmarks etc. With a thousand years of history at our fingertips, the list is endless!

Code of Conduct: The group is intentionally relaxed, informal and friendly. We focus on having a smaller group of active members, so periodically remove members who are inactive. There is no membership fee to be in this group, though we send the hat around twice a year, when the Meetup website fee is due.

As a minimum, the following code of conduct is expected of all members:

If you say you'll attend.. then attend! No shows/last minute drop outs ruin the fun for everyone.

No using the group for commercial enterprise, the group is deliberately non-profit

No abuse of the organisers/other members

Any members in breach of this code will be removed from the group.

Health & Safety: Events are organised with H&S in mind (max numbers, no unsafe venues/destinations etc.), however, each member attends events at their own risk.

Upcoming events (5+)

Lecture: The Black and Tans to the Treaty, 1920-1921

Kevin Street Library

Historian Maeve Casserly will deliver this public lecture in Kevin Street library. There is no pre-booking. Admission will be on a first come first served basis on the night so you are advised to come early to secure a place There will be no host for this meetup.

Arbour Hill Cemetery - Outdoor Walking Tour (Free)

Arbour Hill Cemetary

30/5/19 Event full. RSVPS CLOSED I have booked a free outdoor walking tour of AHC for members. We will meet at 10.45am for the tour at 11am. Tour should be 45-60 minutes with time afterwards to wander around at your leisure. Please be aware that the tour is weather dependent, and can be cancelled at short notice if the weather is particularly poor. I will keep you posted. The tour will commence at the car park of Arbour Hill Military Cemetery. we will meet at the gates. "Arbour Hill military cemetery is the burial place of 14 of the executed leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising. Among those buried here are Patrick Pearse, James Connolly, and Major John MacBride. The leaders were executed in Kilmainham Gaol and their bodies were transported to Arbour Hill for burial. The graves are located under a low mound on a terrace of Wicklow granite in what was once the old drill or parade ground. The grave site is surrounded by a limestone wall on which the names are inscribed in Irish and English. Arbour Hill Cemetery was one of the sites of national focus during the centenary commemorations of the Easter Rising of 1916" Trish T

Lunch in Stormont members' restaurant and tour of parliament.

Many thanks to Carl for this. I have managed to book 12 places for lunch in the Members' restaurant at Stormont for 12.30 on Friday 21st June. This is a unique place in which to dine - the surroundings are palatial and the food and service are fab. After lunch we'll have a free guided tour of the parliament st 2 pm. Travel arrangements; We'll get the 9.30 train from Connolly to Belfast, and travel to Stormont by taxi. With four to a cab this will cost about 4 STG a head. We'll have bus options to return to the station or the centre of Belfast. Return trains are at 16.05, 18.05 and 20.05 hrs. You can choose the one that suits you best. Please RSVP only if you are signing up for the full package viz; train, taxi and meal. And no No Shows please. Places in the restaurant are hard to get and it would be letting the side down if people don't show. Please bring Sterling money - both notes and coins. Advise you to book train it may be cheaper.

Stroll of the Grand Canal

Leeson Street Bridge

Join Pat Liddy for a stroll along the Grand Canal from Leeson Street Bridge to Grand Canal Docks, passing all the new developments along the way. Meet at Leeson Street Bridge on the Wilton Terrace side. No need to book. Just turn up. There will be no host for this event

Past events (1,196)

Lecture: First Dáil and First Shots, 1919-1920

Kevin Street Library

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