Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

June 1922: “Certain Proceedings that did not conduce to the Formation of Libraries”

September 17 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm


In the summer of 1922 “there were in the centre of Dublin certain proceedings that did not conduce to the formation of libraries, or to the peaceful pursuit of knowledge in them when formed”. Against a background of imminent Civil War, Fr. Stephen Brown S.J. decided to found the Central Catholic Library. Like the Irish Free State, the Library is now heading towards its 100th birthday. We will mark the occasion with an exhibition of material detailing our foundation and early history. Alongside this informative exhibit, visitors can enjoy an accompanying lecture about the Library’s origins and history at 6.30 p.m. Spaces for both will be limited, so please book in advance. To those who cannot attend, the talk will be posted to our website after the event.

Time: 5pm – 9pm

TALK: 6.30 p.m. 

Genres: Heritage / History / Literature / Talk

Features: Family friendly

Address: 74 Merrion Square South, Dublin 2, Leinster D02 HH99, Ireland

Phone: 01 676 1264


Central Catholic Library
74 Merrion Square
Dublin, Ireland
+ Google Map