24.08.2020, 09:00 A.M.
This talk forms part of Dublin City Council and the Irish Georgian Society's Celebrating Dublin’s Built Heritage, a series of talks to mark National Heritage Week (Saturday 15th to Sunday 23rd August 2020)
Dublin's Townships by Séamas Ó Maitiú
In the nineteenth century nine independent townships were created surrounding the city of Dublin. There were the result of various needs required by the new middle class suburbanites fleeing the cramped and poverty-stricken core. While their creation was largely detrimental to the overall development of the city they, within their own cocoons, achieved much in building up their infrastructure and creating facilities still with us today. This talk looks at their creation, development and ultimate abolition.
Séamas Ó Maitiú is a former teacher and lectures in history and local studies. He is the editor of Dublin Historical Record & an author of Dublin's Suburban Towns, 1834-1930: Governing Clontarf, Drumcondra, Dalkey, Killiney, Kilmainham, Pembroke, Kingstown, Blackrock, Rathmines, and Rathgar (Four Courts Press, 2003)
Click on the below link to watch the talk, which will be available to view only for the duration of National Heritage Week (Saturday 15th to Sunday 23rd August 2020)