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Remembering our roots: historic information boards in Dublin 8

Remembering our roots: historic information boards in Dublin 8

In recent months, there have been historic information boards installed around the Liberties in Donore Avenue and Dolphin’s Barn.   Counceller Marie Devine of Sinn Féin expressed her concern about the…

The chequered history of Tailors’ Hall

The chequered history of Tailors’ Hall

A guild that clothed gentlemen, officers and servants. Ian Lumley, Heritage officer of an Taisce spoke to The Liberty to explain the history and the ongoing story of Tailors Hall,…

Croppies’ Acre: A public park with a deep history

Croppies’ Acre: A public park with a deep history

The 1798 rebellion was the first time Irish republicans rebelled against the British empire, and the lost lives are now commemorated in Croppies’ Acre, situated off Wolfe Tone Quay in…

Collins Barracks museum – a hub for history and arts

Collins Barracks museum – a hub for history and arts

The National Museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts and History is situated just off Benburb Street, near Stoneybatter. The Museum is located in Collins Barracks, one of the most notorious…

Broadstone Depot: an inner-city icon

Broadstone Depot: an inner-city icon

Two students waiting at the Broadstone Luas stop seemed completely unaware of the building behind them. When asked what they knew about it, they had little to say. Dylan Donegan…

A Rebel’s Resting Place

A Rebel’s Resting Place

by Luke Flanagan On the 29th of April 1916, Pádraig Pearse gave the order to surrender to the rebels behind the Easter Rising. The leaders of the rebellion were taken…

Win For The Weavers: Liberties group takes home Pride of Place Award

Win For The Weavers: Liberties group takes home Pride of Place Award

The Liberties Weavers were crowned winners at the 2023 IPB Pride of Place awards. The group, based in The Timberyard on Cork Street, claimed first place in the ‘Creative Place…

The history and mystery of Goldenbridge Cemetery

The history and mystery of Goldenbridge Cemetery

Number 8, St. Vincent Street West in Inchicore, Dublin 8, in the heart of The Liberties is home to Goldenbridge Cemetery, a place rich in history that you may pass…

The Liberties – defined by Dublin’s walls

The Liberties – defined by Dublin’s walls

The historic Liberties, both north and south of the Liffey, were ‘free’ because they were outside the city. During the middle ages, limestone city walls were erected around an area…

The characters and character of the Liberties

The characters and character of the Liberties

From being shot with Bang Bang’s keys to people dancing with no music, this old neighbourhood has seen it all – but where is it going today? A local historian…

Exploring what’s on your doorstep: Culture Date with Dublin 8

Exploring what’s on your doorstep: Culture Date with Dublin 8

‘Culture Date with Dublin 8’ is set to take place on 14th and 15th of May this year with events, tours, workshops, and activities planned for across the district. Culture…

Remembering the tenements

Remembering the tenements

Tenement Dublin is an element of recent Irish history that is often forgotten or overlooked. Many of the houses that were previously tenement buildings – if they are not demolished…

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