Monday 3rd February at 11am
A History of Lemon’s Pure Sweets
Lecturer: Cormac Moore, Historian in Residence, Dublin North Central area
A look at the history of one of Dublin’s most famous names in confectionery, Lemon’s Pure Sweets, founded by Graham Lemon in 1842. Find out about its early beginnings as a little sweet shop on Capel Street to the closure of its Drumcondra factory in 1983.
Tickets €5 which includes tea/coffee and a scone.
Monday 2nd March at 11am
Experiences of an Officer’s Wife in Ireland during the War of Independence
Lecturer: Mary Muldowney, Historian in Residence, Dublin Central
Caroline Woodcock and her husband, Major Wilfrid Woodcock, an intelligence officer in the 1st Lancashire Fusiliers moved to Dublin after he was deployed there in 1920. Major Woodcock was wounded on the morning of 21 November 1920 in Pembroke Street, when their house was attacked by members of Michael Collins’ ‘Squad’. His wife returned to London in early 1921, where she published a book about her time in Ireland, which will be the main source for this lecture.
Mrs. Woodcock’s account provides an eye-witness report on a pivotal event during the War of Independence. It also offers fascinating insights into the daily life of Dublin from the perspective of a woman who came to Ireland expecting to love the country.
Tickets are €5 which includes tea/coffee and a scone.
These lectures are approximately an hour long.