While technically our library is just outside the Liberties lots of our library patrons live there. To stay up to date on developments in the area, learn about its history and much more, be sure to visit, The Liberties Dublin website. It really is an excellent site and updated regularly.
Tools for exploring around Dublin 8 and Dublin 2.
Listen to a Podcast
I love Podcasts. It’s like having a chat with a really smart friend. It’s great to stick one on when you are folding the clothes, cooking dinner or walking somewhere. The time flies by. I have found them especially invaluable over the last year. You can find podcasts about almost anything you can think of….
Search the 1901 or 1911 Census
A great way to find out about the lives of of the people who lived on your street or even in your home is to search the 1901 and 1911 census. If your street was built after you could look at old maps to see what was there before look that up instead Click on…
Old Maps of Dublin
One of the best ways to step back through time and see what “used to be” is to look at old maps. Thankfully these are easier to access than ever and there are many old maps you can access right now, online, for free by following any of the following links:
The What-Was-That Map
Local History posts from this site get mapped on this interactive map. As the blog develops so will the map.
Try it out!