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Walking Tour of Coolock with Pat Liddy

Saturday, August 11, 2018, 11am – 12.30pm

Meeting outside Spar, Coolock Village, Dublin 5.

The Society has organised a walking tour of Coolock with Pat Liddy. This will take in Coolock House (Mercy College), Coolock Village, Malahide Road, Cadbury’s Mound and finish up at St. John the Evangelist church on the Tonlegee Road. Come along and learn about the history of the area!

There is no charge but places are limited and must be booked in advance at .

Meet outside Spar, Coolock Village at 11am.


Coolock before the suburb began

Talk by Enda Roche: ‘The Hole in the Wall Road – From byway to highway’

Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 7:00 pm

Northside Civic Centre, Bunratty Road, Coolock, Dublin 17

Enda Roche will speak to the society about her recent NEARfm radio documentary series From byway to highway which focuses on the Hole on the Wall Road in North Dublin. Once a quiet back road that linked Raheny with Portmarnock, the Hole in the Wall Road has become an urban hub for much of the traffic accessing the vast new development of Dublin’s Northern Fringe.

Enda spoke to residents young and old, capturing stories of going from green fields to duplexes and apartments and from steam engines and wheat thrashers to Dart trains and Bus Lanes. Come along and learn more about this project and the history of the road.

There is no charge and all are welcome. We look forward to seeing you there!


Coolock before the suburb began(2)

Oral History Project Training Workshop

Saturday, 24th March 2018 . 10am-4.30pm (with one hour for lunch)

Coolock Library, Barryscourt Road, Coolock, Dublin 5

Would you like to be involved in recording the history the Coolock and Artane area? We want volunteers to interview people who moved to the area during the 1950s and 60s as well as those who have lived in the area all their lives.

This full-day workshop is for people interested in acting as interviewers in our Oral History Project. You must be registered to attend. Please fill in the form on this page to confirm your place: Oral History Project

Dr Catherine O’Connor will give the workshop. Dr. O’Connor completed a PhD at the University of  Limerick in 2007. She has taught oral history at the University of Limerick and for Dublin City Council. She is a founding Director of the Oral History Network of Ireland (OHNI).

This workshop has been organised with the kind support of Dublin City Libraries.

Coolock before the suburb began

Talk by Douglas Appleyard: ‘Coolock before the suburb arrived’

Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 7:00 pm

Parnell’s GAA Club, Coolock Village, Dublin 5

We are delighted to announce that our first event of 2018 will be a talk given by Douglas Appleyard, author of the well-known book on Coolock and the surrounding areas, Green Fields Gone Forever. Douglas’ knowledge of the area is unparalleled.

There is no charge and all are welcome.

We look forward to seeing you there!


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