News from County Dublin

NEW BOOK History of DCU

When: Sunday, 5 July, 2020

On June 25, 2020 Eoin Kinsella's 'Dublin City University 1980 - 2020: Designed to be Different' was launched by Dr Mary Canning, President of the RIA in DCU.

Glasnevin (Dublin)

Ruins of Tara Street Church unearthed

When: Tuesday, 26 November, 2019

A church was first built on the site in 1709 in Penal times when the practice of Catholicism was banned. In spite of the religious restrictions, the chapel flourished and attracted thousands of worshippers.

St Andrews (Dublin)

Bequests to Orphan School in St. Catherine's Parish, Dublin

When: Monday, 14 November, 2016

Residents of the parish district, and Institutions are mentioned in these Last Wills. Date [unknown to be determined] Historical summaries from CHARITABLE DONATIONS AND BEQUESTS (IRELAND), concerning St.Catherine's district. The contents of the document itself in whole is quite lengthy, herein extracted from the original compiler [to be determined]. The following individuals and institutions may have had these transactions administered by the Earl of Meath Charitable Loan association of St.Catherine's distict. However details are not presently available to confirm this yet due to the poor quality of the digital conversion. [   ] Brackets have been inserted for the page herein to cover digital conversion flaws by [to be determined]. We beleive the material is now in the public domain. Please inform us of any further information, extracted quote follows:

St Catherines (Dublin)

Charities and Institutions circa 1884

When: Monday, 14 November, 2016

Historical summaries from The Charities of Dublin, concerning St. Catherine's district. The contents of the book itself in whole is quite lengthy, herein extracted from the original compiler editor and author R.M. Barrett 1884. See details below.

St Catherines (Dublin)

Former Brewery and Distillers

When: Monday, 14 November, 2016

Did you know that, in what some consider to have been the family's ruthless climb to the top, they bought up, or put out of business, a number of other parallel enterprises, some of which were associated with St. Catherine's civil parish. These included:

St Catherines (Dublin)

Volunteers in Dublin Needed

When: Thursday, 11 February, 2016

The St.Catherines district of west Dublin as represented on the Ireland Reaching Out charity website is seeking volunteers in the district or nearby Dublin to photograph some new public domain snapshot images with digital camera or phone of some sites in the Liberties area and Guinness Brewery ad

St Catherines (Dublin)
St James Gate Guinness Manager circa 1900 courtesy Failte Ireland