To become a Friend of the Museum – and choose your 10 lectures – just click here.

Please note that tickets to individual lectures are not currently available. If a lecture is not booked out in advance, there will be tickets available on the door, priced at €15.

To become a Friend of the Museum – and choose your 10 lectures – just click here.

Please note that tickets to individual lectures are not currently available. If a lecture is not booked out in advance, there will be tickets available on the door, priced at €15.

25th January

5:30pm Dublin Can Be Heaven
Tim Carey presents a panoramic but intimate history of Dublin since 1922

7:00pm The Movie Stars Of Dublin
Ruth Barton has all the gossip from the early days of Hollywood

 

15th February

5:30pm Judging W.t Cosgrave
Michael Laffan assesses the life of an Irish state-builder

7:00pm The Primacy Of Plot
Eoghan Harris on why writers who fashionably claim not to plot are not much read

 

15th March

5:30pm Charles Haughey And Us
Peter Murtagh on the extraordinary life of Charles J Haughey

7:00pm From Jammets To Jaipur
Tom Doorley reviews the restaurants of Dublin 1900-2000

 

12th April

5:30pm The Witch Bottle Of Bow Lane
Gillian Kenny on magic and its uses in Irish history

7:00pm Untypical Villains?
Jason McElligott on white-collar crime in Dublin 1700-1900

 

17th May

5:30pm The Dubs
Mark Duncan on Heffo’s Army & Dublin GAA in the 1970s

7:00pm Churchill, Hitler And Ireland’s Emergency
Kevin Myers on the rights and wrongs of Irish neutrality

 

14th June

5:30pm Ireland’s Swinging Sixties?
Carole Holohan reimagines youth in 1960s Ireland

7:00pm Have You No Homes To Go To?
Kevin Martin chronicles the evolution of the Dublin pub

 

13th September

5:30pm Constance Markievicz: Revolutionary
Anne Haverty charts the life and times of Constance Markievicz

7:00pm Dublin’s Anna Wintour
Robert O'Byrne on Carmel Snow of Harper’s Bazaar – doyenne of American fashion

 

11th October

5:30pm Flights Of Fancy
Mike Cronin charts the fascinating history of Dublin Airport

7:00pm Ireland’s Fashion Revolution
Alex Ward traces the international rise of Irish fashion in the 50s and 60s

 

15th November

5:30pm Safety Valve Of A Nation
Felix Larkin on the history of Dublin Opinion magazine from 1922 to 1968

7:00pm The Uses And Abuses Of Patrick Pearse
Brian Crowley documents the strange afterlife of Patrick Pearse

 

13th December

5:30pm The Man In The Cloak
Bridget Hourican de-cloaks James Clarence Mangan, the most enigmatic of Irish poets

7:00pm Dark Stains On The National Conscience?
Children and the State in Modern Ireland: A historical perspective by Diarmaid Ferriter

To become a Friend of the Museum – and choose your lectures – just click here.

Please note that tickets to individual lectures are not currently available. If a lecture is not booked out in advance, there will be tickets available on the door, priced at €15.