External events that may be of interest are mentioned below. Information on the Society's ongoing activities can be accessed here.

Spring Heritage – Lecture Series 2018, Marlay House, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16

Tuesday 6th March 2018 7.30pm

Wednesday 7th March 2018 7.30pm

Thursday 8th March 2018 7.30pm

 Admission €10 per night

Join us for the fifth Heritage Lecture Series on the 6th, 7th 8th March in Marlay House, Rathfarnham Dublin 16.

Over three evenings we have a host of lecturers who will all speak on their chosen subjects.

Night 1.

Dr Audrey Whitty :Keeper, National Museum of Ireland will speak on The collection that forms part of the National Museum Collection- Collins Barracks, and Brian CrowleyCurator of the Pearse Musuem next to Marlay House - Padraig Pearse in 10 objects .

Night 2

Dr Jennifer Goff from the National Museum Collin Barracks – The Eileen Gray Experience , Followed by Dr Margarita Cappock, - Hugh Lane Gallery, on The collection of the Hugh Lane Gallery

Night 3

The last night will feature the Chester Beatty Library Director Fionnuala Croke - Chester Beatty’s Gift to the Nation: Celebrating 50 years, followed by Sean Rainbird-Director of the National Gallery of Ireland - Emil Nolde in the context of the refurbished buildings of the National Gallery of Ireland.


The 18th Century Marlay House is situated in one of DLR’s Flagship Parks and hosts a range of family friendly events throughout the year. The state of the art Children’s Playground, walled garden and coffee shop have greatly added to the experience of the many visitors to the Park each year. The well attended weekend Market is the ideal location to find organic fresh Farm Produce and the adjoining Marlay Craft Courtyard Complex will be opening Spring 2018 with range of new craft enterprises producing and retailingin this restored Centre. We hope that you will come along and enjoy what is expected to be some wonderful evenings in a very special setting.

Details of event: This is a ticketed event run by Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council but booking in advance is essential for all lectures. If the event is not sold out there will be a limited number of tickets available at the door each evening.

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NB As this event is taking place in a Heritage Property there is limited wheelchair access.

The Old Dublin Society: Spring Programme 2018

Click here for a full list of events planned by The Old Dublin Society for the Spring period.


The Dublin Diocesan Archives have a new exhibition on the role of the Catholic priests and nuns in the 1916 Rising.

This exhibition takes you into the heart of the fighting during the Easter Rising, where Catholic priests risked their lives to minister the sacraments to the wounded and dying. It examines the crucial acts of the nuns and clergy, as they responded to the immediate needs of the hungry and displaced by providing them with much-needed food and shelter.

The exhibition, Ministry, Advocacy and Compassion: The Catholic Church and 1916, is being held at St. Kevin’s Chapel in Dublin’s Pro-Cathedral. It is now open to all visitors, 1.30-5.30pm daily, until the end of the year. Admission is free.

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