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August 2019

A Talk by Mary Kenny for Heritage Week 2019

August 24 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

For Heritage Week this year, we have invited journalist and author Mary Kenny to speak about her childhood memories of libraries and reading. Mary's career as a writer spans five decades. Her books include the cultural study Goodbye to Catholic Ireland (2000), Crown and Shamrock (2009), and Something of myself and others (2012). Mary is ... Read more

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September 2019


September 20 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Culture Night 2019 is on the way! Drop in and visit us on Friday 20th September.

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October 2019

Lecture to mark the Canonization of Blessed John Henry Newman

October 17 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Blessed John Henry Newman will be canonized by Pope Francis on 13th October this year. To mark this wonderful occasion Dr. Angelo Bottone will give a lecture in the library on Newman as Saint. Everyone is welcome to join us.

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November 2019

Seumas O’Kelly celebrated in the Pearse Museum, Rathfarnham

November 9 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

  The JoyceStagers celebrate the writing of Seumas O'Kelly (1880-1918) in a performance from his stories and plays. Everyone is welcome to the Pearse Museum, St. Enda's, Rathfarnham for this very special afternoon. As well as the performance, there will be a short talk by Liam Kenny on "Seumas O'Kelly - a gentle revolutionary".

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Seumas O’Kelly celebrated at the National Library of Ireland

November 14 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

The literary legacy of Seumas O'Kelly will be celebrated with an illustrated  lecture by Fiana Griffin in the National Library this Thursday lunchtime. Fiana Griffin will link Harry Clarke's ill-fated Geneva window with what is perhaps O'Kelly's best known short story, The Weaver's Grave. Admission is free and everyone is welcome.  

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Celebrating Seumas O’Kelly

November 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The literary legacy of Seumas O'Kelly will be celebrated tomorrow at Sweny's Pharmacy in Dublin's Lincoln Place. Visitors can take part in a shared reading of two stories from O'Kelly's collection Waysiders. Everyone is welcome, and the event is free to the public.    

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