Dublin City Public Libraries’ Learning Bus Zone

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Time
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28TH MARCH | EASTER MONDAY
ALL DAY

Smithfield Square       

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


MANY THANKS TO EACH AND EVERY CONTRIBUTOR, OUR AMBASSADORS AND TOUR GUIDES

Abbey Theatre, An Garda Siochana, Association of Professional Genealogists Ireland, Band of An Garda Siochana, Buswells Hotel, Capuchin Friary, Century Ireland, Cobblestone, Conradh na Gaeilge, Dubray Books Grafton Street, Dublin Fire Brigade Pipe Band, Dublin Institute of Technology, Eason’s O’Connell Street, Gallery of Photography. Garda Historical Society, Generator Hostel, Glasnevin Trust, Grafton Barbers, Hodges Figgis Dawson Street, Irish Film Archive, Irish Veteran & Vintage Car Club. John Shevlin Millinery, Little Museum of Dublin, Louis Copeland & Sons, Manning's Bakery, Massey Funeral Directors, Maynooth University, Merrion Square Artists Association, National College of Art and Design, National Library of Ireland, National Museum at Collins Barracks, National Transport Museum of Ireland, NUI Galway, Poetry Ireland, Queen's University Belfast, Royal College of Physicians in Ireland, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Royal Dublin Fusiliers Association, Royal Hibernian Academy, St Michan's Church of Ireland Parish, St Michan's Roman Catholic Parish, St Vincent de Paul, SIPTU, The Four Courts, Trinity College Dublin, University College Cork, University College Dublin, University of Limerick, University of Ulster, Whyte’s Irish Art & Collectables, National Print Museum, Irish Guild of Weavers Spinners & Dyers, ICA, Feltmakers Ireland, Irish Woodturners Guild, Doran Barber Shop The Pram Doctor, The Merrion Square Artists Association, The Dice Bar, Third Space, The Family Resource Centre St. Michael’s Estate, Brown Bag Films, The Stoneybatter and Smithfield People’s History Project, The Revenue Museum, www.irishmusik.com

RTÉ would like to gratefully acknowledge the support and participation of the individual speakers who were kind enough to share their research and private collections with the public as part of the RTÉ Reflecting the Rising project. A big thanks also to the many volunteers and actors who gave their time so generously to help make RTÉ Reflecting the Rising a memorable and successful day.

© RTÉ 2017