Dublin City Public Libraries' Podcasts
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Listen to a wide range of talks, readings, lectures and performances which reflect the rich history and literature of Dublin city.
Serving over half a million people, Dublin City Public Libraries are the largest library service in the Republic of Ireland.
Most Recent Episode
100 Years of Edge Hardware
3 days ago
A talk by Cormac Moore looking at the history of this local Fairview business as it celebrates 100 years in business in 2017.
Started by Elias Edge (Senior) who was born in 1872 the history of this neighborhood hardware shop is also the history of the area. Cormac brings that history to life as he discusses the floods, bombings, escaped lions and further floods which shaped Fairview over the last 100 years.
If you want to learn more you might like to check out the following:
The bombing of Dublin's North Strand by Kevin C. Kearns. http://bit.ly/2sdpU7p
Fortune's wheel : The life and legacy of the Fairview lion tamer. A dvd directed by Joe Lee http://bit.ly/2knnnUO
You can also find historic photographs of Fairview on our digital repository and images of the North Strand Bombing on our online gallery: http://bit.ly/2Lt4mg8
Recorded at the 2017 Dublin Festival of History. http://dublinfestivalofhistory.ie
Cormac is part of the Historian in Residence team (Dublin City Council) for the North Central Area. https://twitter.com/DubHistorians
Additional research by Beverly Edge.