Perspectives Opening at Miri’s Victorian Tea Rooms, Mount Jerome


Lorcan Walshe (Artist), Cllr Mary Freehill, Kevin McSherry (Artist), Anne Corrigan (Festival Committee), Eoin MacLochlainn (Artist & Curator of Exhibition)

Photos from the Opening of the Perspectives Exhibition in Miri’s Victorian Tea Rooms, Mount Jerome

The exhibition will run from Monday 4th-Saturday 9th May from 10am-4pm each day and from 12 noon – 5pm on Sunday 10th May.
More details on the exhibition here 20150503_151105_1











Audio Preview of ‘Robert Emmet – the Harold’s Cross connection – talk at the festival by Prof Patrick Geoghegan TCD

In this episode we explore the Harold’s Cross connection of Irish nationalist, revolutionary and leader Robert Emmet.

On Friday May 8th, 2015 at 6.30pm in the Rosary Pastoral Centre in Harold’s Cross Professor Patrick Geoghegan of Trinity College Dublin, and Talking History on Newstalk FM will, give a free talk exploring the Robert Emmett legacy and his connection to Harold’s Cross.

We find out:

– Harold’s Cross significance to Robert Emmet.

– Why Emmet has inspired revolutionaries around the world.

– The role of Harold’s Cross in the 1803 rebellion.

– Robert Emmet’s love for Sarah Curran.

In this interview I started by asking him what was Robert Emmet’s connection to Harold’s Cross,

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Patrick Geoghegan is Professor of History at Trinity College where he lectures on modern Irish history and the history of the United States. He was a winner of the Provost’s award for teaching excellence in 2009, and anyone who attends his forthcoming lecture on Robert Emmet will readily understand why. In addition to his work in Trinity College’s History Department where he supervises Ph.D. theses across his various research areas, he is committed to all aspects of outreach and engagement with society. He presents the award-winning weekly history programme, “Talking History”, on Newstalk radio, and wrote the text for the multiple award-winning O’Connell exhibition at Glasnevin Cemetery. He has published extensively, including an acclaimed two-volume study of Daniel O’Connell and “Robert Emmet: A life” (Dublin: Gill and Macmillan, 2002). A former gold medalist for oratory at UCD’s Literary & Historical Society, Professor Geoghegan has always been interested in the role of oratory in political debate and how oratory shaped political discourse. His current work develops from these interests and examines how Edmund Burke both succeeded and failed in using oratory to change the nature of imperial debate in the eighteenth century. He has also been commissioned to write the official history of Trinity College’s Historical Society for its 250th anniversary

Planning for 2015 festival has started

Organised by Harold’s Cross Village Community Council with the support of the Harold’s Cross Business Association, Dublin City Council Crumlin Area Office, Dublin City Council Events, Dublin City Council Parks Department, Dublin City Council Children Services Unit, Terenure and Rathmines Gardaí, Civil Defence, the Russian Orthodox Community, Local Artists, Musicians and Local Businesses.

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Park Cafe is now Open

Dublin City Council has opened the first of three of its new city park cafes in Harold’s Cross Park operated by Noshington.

Noshington in Harold’s Cross Park is open 10am-6pm, Monday to Sunday during the summer and 7.30am – 4.30pm during the winter.


Adopt a Street and Green Dog Walker

At our recent meeting, Bernie Lillis gave details of two new DCC initiatives – “Adopt a Street” and “Green Dog Walker”. Bernie can provide support to Resident Associations who wish to organise
clean-up events in their area. The Green Dog Walker Programme is a new initiative
in the fight against dog litter. More information from: and/or by clicking HERE.

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