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‘From vice to virtue, from idleness to industry, from profaneness to practical religion’ - Grangegorman penitentiary

Monday, 6 March 2023

Joan Kavanagh, author and historian, has documented the experiences of women and girls transported from Ireland to the Australian colonies during the 19th Century. Here, Joan discovers the history of the Clock Tower...

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Project Manager, Mental Health Archiving Project - role in the HSE open for applications

Monday, 20 February 2023

A new Project Manager role has arisen within the HSE.

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Sport and the Richmond Lunatic Asylum

Wednesday, 8 February 2023

Paul Rouse is a professor in the School of History at University College Dublin. He has written extensively on the history of Irish sport and the global history of sport. In this essay, Paul uncovers the origin and...

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Schools engagement programme 2022

Tuesday, 20 December 2022

In the spring of 2022, Grangegorman Histories engaged with the Dublin 7 Educate Together National School and St Mary’s Primary School to explore different historical themes associated with Grangegorman.

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Grangegorman and the treatment of soldiers' trauma

Thursday, 10 November 2022

Author Eamon Delaney leads the ‘The Lion and the Shamrock’ project which shares some of the legacy of military history of the north Dublin area, including Grangegorman. Here Eamon explores the treatment of soldiers with...

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'Instituting Grangegorman' podcast launches for Dublin Festival of History 2022

Monday, 10 October 2022

‘Instituting Grangegorman’ is the second in the Grangegorman Histories podcast series exploring the histories of the Grangegorman area of north, inner-city Dublin. 

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Grangegorman Histories: Resources for further study

Thursday, 29 September 2022

'Grangegorman Histories: Resources for further study' is a collation of primary and secondary resources relating to the histories of Grangegorman to assist anyone interested in learning more about this area. 

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Grangegorman Histories: Dublin Festival of History podcast launch

Tuesday, 30 August 2022

As part of the Dublin Festival of History, Grangegorman Histories will launch ‘Instituting Grangegorman’ a podcast sharing the history of the original Richmond Lunatic Asylum building, now the recently restored TU...

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