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A Brief History of the Dublin Metropolitan Cattle Market


Saturday, June 3, 2023, 15:00 - 15:45


Venue: EQ002, East Quad, TU Dublin, Grangegorman


Free but ticketed

Join Grangegorman Histories for a talk on the Dublin Cattle Market, as part of the Revealing Grangegorman celebratory event.

Grangegorman Histories is taking part in Revealing Grangegorman, a celebratory event organised by GDA, along with TU Dublin, HSE and Workday. The programme runs over two days, on 2-3 June, and it includes a series of free activities for adults and children of all ages.

Grangegorman Histories will deliver two talks and two walking tours. Details and links to book your free tickets can be found here below. We hope to see you there!

About this talk:

Dublin City Council Historian in Residence for Dublin Central, Dr Mary Muldowney, is working with Dr Declan O’Brien on a history of the Dublin Cattle Market. The Market was a significant element of the area in the hinterland of Grangegorman from 1863 when it opened first to 1973 when it was closed down. This talk will include extracts from oral history interviews with a range of people who shared their memories of working in the Market as well as information about the local and national importance of this very rural enterprise in its busy urban setting. Representing different facets of the life of the Market, the contributors came from various parts of the city and country and shed a fascinating light on what was once such an important workplace. 

Saturday, 3 June, 15.00-15.45
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Venue: EQ002, East Quad, TU Dublin, Grangegorman

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