Friday 4th October at 3pm

Carnation Theatre presents

Greyhound on Train

Dublin Festival of History Events (2019) at Richmond Barracks

Drama about the Women of the War of Independence, (performance length 1 hour)

The War of Independence story that no one has told. Meet three women, not ordinary women, but fighters in a struggle to achieve Irish Independence. This play is a jolt back in time to a turbulent period in Irish history.

The title refers to the code used by Bridget Fitzpatrick, a central figure in the Knocklong Ambush. 

Greyhound on Train is based on the real testimonies of these four extraordinary women.

Free Booking through www.Eventbrite.ie

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Monday 7th October 2019 at 11am

Housing Crisis 1918-1922

Dublin Festival of History Events (2019) at Richmond Barracks

Lecturer: Cathy Scuffil

“Going through these streets and alleys today… there is little or no evidence … that there are any of the industries left…. I found in Francis street sixty of the houses are marked ‘tenements’ and fourteen ‘ruins’..”  

Alderman Tom Kelly’s description in 1909 of housing conditions in Dublin’s Liberties sets the scene for the city’s social housing situation that reached crisis point during the second decade of the 20th Century. 

This talk looks at how this was addressed despite the troubled times of war and revolution.

Free Booking through www.Eventbrite.ie

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Thursday 10th October 2019 – 6.30pm

Screening of Suffragette Hats Stories film and post screening discussion with Marja Almqvist and others.

Dublin Festival of History Events (2019) at Richmond Barracks

On 15th December 2018 100 women who participated in the Suffragette Hat Project gathered in Richmond Barracks to celebrate 100 years of women and the vote and the election of  Constance Markievicz. 

The celebration was filmed and participants’ hats stories were collected on the day.  The Yarn School is now pleased to invite you to see the Suffragette Hat Stories film. 

The film is 25 minutes long. 

After the screening there will be an opportunity to find out more about the project through Q&A with Marja Almqvist of The Yarn School

Free Booking through www.Eventbrite.ie

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Friday 11th October 2019 at 2.30pm

PAST INSPIRATIONS, poetry reading
with poet Catherine Phil MacCarthy and historian Fionnuala Walsh

Dublin Festival of History Events (2019) at Richmond Barracks

Old documents, paintings, maps and images help us trace the past and
uncover our history but poets look at primary documents in a different way to historians.

Catherine has been inspired to write poems about various history topics and will read some of her history poems while historian Fionnuala Walsh will contextualise the time for us.

Expect to hear about Michael Davitt, Countess Markievicz, Irish artists, and gathering spaghnum moss during the First World War.

Free Booking through www.Eventbrite.ie

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Friday 18th October 2019 at 11am

Robert Barton: the Wicklow landlord who became a key player in the struggle for independence, 1918-1922

Dublin Festival of History Events (2019) at Richmond Barracks

Lecturer: John Dredge

Robert Barton was a Wicklow landlord from a unionist background who was elected to the first Dáil as a Sinn Féin TD in December 1918 and played a key role in the struggle for independence that followed the election. The time he spent as a British army officer in Richmond Barracks – where, following the 1916 Rising, had a profound effect on Barton’s development as an Irish nationalist.

The talk will explore the development of Barton’s political views, the impact of his time in Richmond Barracks, and his role in the struggle for independence.

Free Booking through www.Eventbrite.ie

For the full Dublin Festival of History Programme see www.dublinfestivalofhistory.ie