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Revealing Grangegorman: a celebratory event

22 May 2023

Join us on 3 June for a series of free talks and walking tours of the site.

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!

Historical walking tours

In the past 250 years, Grangegorman, on the northside of Dublin city centre, has been the site of a workhouse, a hospital, a prison and it is now integrating back into the city as a health and education campus for the HSE, TU Dublin and the local community. The historical buildings of Grangegorman stand as architectural monuments to its past and complex history. In this guided tour by local historian Ciaran Wallace, we will explore the histories between the eleven protected structures and share some of those histories.

Saturday, 3 June.
Tour 1: 12.30-13.30 Book Tickets
Tour 2: 14.30-15.30 Book Tickets
Meeting point: Grangegorman Lower, the concourse outside the East Quad. Map link.

Grangegorman Histories: People, Places and Practices

Dr Philip Cohen, Chair of the Grangegorman Histories Working Group, will give an overview of the last 250 years of the Grangegorman site, followed by an introduction to the project that is helping to reveal this history.

Saturday, 3 June, 14.00-14.45
Book Tickets
Venue: EQ002, East Quad, TU Dublin, Grangegorman

A Brief History of the Dublin Metropolitan Cattle Market

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
Book Tickets
Venue: EQ002, East Quad, TU Dublin, Grangegorman

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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