Whether you are borrowing the latest releases or looking for something to occupy little-ones during these last days of summer there is so much happening at Lucan Library this August. We’ve listed some of the highlights taking place this month below and for more information be sure to follow the team at Lucan Library here.
National Heritage Week takes place from 12th -20th August and celebrates Ireland’s cultural and natural heritage. This year’s theme invites you to explore the traditions and practices, knowledge and skills passed down through the generations.
Join the team on Tuesday 15th August at 7pm for Lost Lucan and Medieval Renders with Jon Cully from the Society for Old Lucan. Jon will discuss a series of rendered images that show how many of Lucan’s lost architectural buildings may have once looked. Bookings via Eventbrite.
Historian in Residence, Liz Gillis will host a talk entitled The Civil War and the Inner City on Wednesday 16th August at 7pm. Liz will take attendees on a deep-dive into what exactly happened in the Inner City during the Civil War and how its many events shaped both Dublin and indeed Ireland’s future. Bookings for this event are essential and can be made via Eventbrite.
Join Cathy Scuffil on Thursday 17th August at 7pm for talk entitled Weaving in the Liberties. This historical area of Dublin was traditionally home to the industrial working class. Much of this history related to brewing and distilling, and the associated businesses and traders that came with these industries. However, another industry which has all but disappeared has left a lasting legacy in terms of place names and also in the social consciousness. Book your place for this not to be missed talk via Eventbrite.
Lucan Library will host a very special Heritage Week event for children aged between 8-12 years old on Tuesday 8th August at 3pm. Mike Moylan will present Irish History Live, a brilliant re-enactment of moments from modern Irish History and the violent fight for eventual Independence. Bookings for this not-to-be-missed show are available now via Eventbrite.
Get crafty with Crochet Classes for Children aged between 9-12years of age with Scheider Gwei taking place on Saturday 19th and 26th August from 1-3pm. In these workshops children will develop the basics needed to get started in the wonderful handcraft of crochet. Participants are required to attend both dates to complete the workshop. Bookings are limited and can be made from 12th August at 1pm via Eventbrite.