This month the Liberties Cultural Association have events planned for Heritage Week 2018 which runs from 18th to 26th August – see www.heritageweek.ie for more details.
On Sunday 19th August, Maria O Reilly will lead ‘A Stroll through the Tenters’. The Tenters, formerly known as the Fairbrother’s Fields Housing Scheme is a Dublin Corporation built tenant purchase housing scheme that was the first in the new Irish Free State and will shortly celebrate the centenary of the first brick being laid.
The Dublin of the time was facing a housing crisis that needed to be addressed. Today, over one hundred years later, this fine housing estate is a successful tribute to the hard work, dedication and foresight of the many people involved.
The walk starts at Oscar Square Park at 12 noon. More details here: https://www.heritageweek.ie/whats-on/event/a-tenters-walk-with-maria-o-reilly The walk should take approx. 1.5 hours and is free.
This event is Heritage Council Funded and is part of the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018.
In collaboration with Warrenmount CED there is a week of talks organised in historic Warrenmount House, off Mill Street. There are different speakers every day from 12 to 1pm, from Monday August 20th to Friday 24th.
Full details at https://www.heritageweek.ie/whats-on/event/sharing-stories-from-the-liberties
The Warrenmount Centre is located off Mill Street. close to Newmarket Square and St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Find a map and directions here: http://warrenmountcentre.ie/
MONDAY 20th: Sean Tapley: Michael Mallin, Liberties boy and Irish Patriot.
TUESDAY 21st: Cathy Scuffil: From Carman’s Hall to the Coombe Housing in The Liberties 1913 – 1923
WEDNESDAY 22nd: Luke Murphy: The National Folklore Collection and The Urban Folklore Project
THURSDAY 23rd: Tony Kiely: A Couple of Kooks? Re-imagining Harry Clarke and David Bowie as Postmodern Anti-Heroes
FRIDAY 24th: James Madigan: Stories from around Newmarket