Find out what Dublin was like 100 years ago by visiting Dublin City Public Libraries’ Learning Bus Zone.
The splendour of an Edwardian Drawing Room is revealed when you enter the first mobile library which has been recreated to replicate how the middle classes lived a hundred years ago. If you’re more interested in reading about the past rather than just looking at it, a real treasure trove awaits in the adjacent mobile library full of history books. Browse this wonderful collection which includes Fallen by Lia Mills (the choice for April’s Two Cities, One Book event) which is a remarkable story set amid the ruins of the First World War and the Easter Rising. The author herself will be on hand to chat to people about her book.
A variety of people wearing uniforms from the period will provide an insight into how they dressed for work a hundred years ago.
Here too is your chance to Meet the Historians and ask your questions about the Easter Rising. All thanks to Dublin City Public Libraries.
Photograph courtesy of the RTÉ Archives