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From the Grand Canal to the Dodder - Illustrious Women

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Presented by Pembroke Library, as part of Dublin Festival of History 2021

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Pembroke Library present a talk by Dr Beatrice Doran, based on her book, From the Grand Canal to the Dodder – Illustrious Lives.

The Dublin suburbs situated between the Grand Canal and the River Dodder consist of distinct neighbourhoods, each with their own character and style. It is an area which was in the past, and continues to be, home to poets, writers, artists, politicians and academics, all of whom in their own way, contributed to Irish life. In this talk, Dr Beatrice Doran tells of the lives of some of the most fascinating women who once lived on the leafy roads and avenue of this interesting area of the city.

Dr Beatrice Doran was educated at Muckross and University College Dublin. A librarian by profession, Beatrice has worked in a number of libraries, including the Royal Dublin Society, the University of Ulster, the University College Cork and the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland where she was Library Director. She is an Associate and former President of the Library Association of Ireland. Local history and archaeology are particular interests of hers, and she was active in the Cork Historical & Archaeological Society as vice-president, council member and honorary organiser. Today she is a member of the Ballsbridge, Donnybrook and Sandymount Historical Society, the Irish Georgian Society, the Royal Society of Antiquaries and the Royal Dublin Society.

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The Dublin Festival of History is an annual free festival, brought to you by Dublin City Council, and organised by Dublin City Libraries, in partnership with the Dublin City Council Culture Company.

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