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Listen back: A brief history of the Dublin Metropolitan Cattle Market

14 July 2023

If you missed our recent lecture by Dr Mary Muldowney and Dr Declan O'Brien, you can now listen back to the recording.

Dr Mary Muldowney and Dr Declan O’Brien presented on the history of the Dublin Cattle Market at the Revealing Grangegorman event on 3 June. If you missed their lecture, you can now listen back to the recording.

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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 includes 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. 

Grangegorman Histories is a public history programme of research and shared discovery of the Grangegorman site and surrounding communities. Founding partners: Dublin City Council, Grangegorman Development Agency, HSE, Local Communities, National Archives, Royal Irish Academy and TU Dublin. Subscribe to our newsletter to stay up to date with our activities.

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