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Our end-year Music Celebration!

Susie Kennedy

  • 📅Tuesday, November 26, 2019
  • 🕥10:30 - 12:00

Susie Kennedy

Chicago-born Susie Kennedy has worked in Dublin for more than 45 years as an actor, singer, director and teacher.

Over the years she has produced and performed musical plays and jazz/blues reviews, including, YOU CAN’T DEEP FREEZE A RED HOT MOMMA, WOULD THE REAL JUDY GARLAND PLEASE... , WILD WOMEN DON’T HAVE THE BLUES, COME UP AND SEE ME SOMETIME and FOREVER FATS.

Susie Kennedy is well known for her frequent singing engagements with the late Professor Peter O’Brian and appearances on THE LATE LATE SHOW , THE PAT KENNY SHOW, THE GAY BYRNE MUSIC SHOW and the National Concert Hall. She also appeared in THE TRIBUNAL SHOW on RTE radio, DVD and on National Tour

Carole Nelson

Carole Nelson is a Carlow-based composer who has worked extensively across many genres, including theatre, choral, pop and jazz. She has received awards internationally for her work with Irish contemporary duo Zrazy. Her current project, the Carole Nelson Trio, will see the release of her second album of jazz piano trio compositions.

Most recently Susie and Carole teamed up to present a show about being “an older woman!”, titled AS TIME GOES BY.

They presented the show at the Viking Theatre and the Pavilion Theatre in Dun Laoghaire last year.

The performance for U3A will include songs from the jazz and cabaret tradition, think Ella Fitzgerald or Edith Piaf, as well as a few saucy Sophie Tucker numbers, just for the fun of it! It will be easy listening and a very agreeable way to spend the morning!




Ireland's Archives; a treasure for our future

John Gibney, National Archives & R.I.A.

  • 📅Tuesday, January 7, 2020
  • 🕥10:30 - 12:00




Stories from a Reuters Correspondent

Michael Roddy

  • 📅Tuesday, January 21, 2020
  • 🕥10:30 - 12:00

Paul Julius Reuter worked at a book-publishing firm in Berlin and was involved in distributing radical pamphlets at the beginning of the Revolutions in 1848. These publications brought much attention to Reuter, who in 1850 developed a prototype news service in Aachen using homing pigeons and electric telegraphy from 1851 on in order to transmit messages between Brussels and Aachen.

Reuter's agency built a reputation in Europe and the rest of the world as the first to report news scoops from abroad. It was the first to report Abraham Lincoln's assassination in Europe, for instance, in 1865.

Today, Reuters employs some 2,500 journalists and 600 photojournalists in about 200 locations worldwide.

Michael will share his career experiences as Reuters Correspondent.




Marine Life around our coast,esp.Dublin Bay

Dr.Jim Wilson

  • 📅Sunday, February 2, 2020
  • 🕥10:30 - 12:00




Dublin Statuary: Part 2

Dr.Paula Murphy

  • 📅Tuesday, February 18, 2020
  • 🕥10:30 - 12:00

A nation’s life might be said to be recorded in its monuments’ (Irish Builder, 1 May 1872). This talk continues our look at public sculpture in Dublin.

Paula Murphy is Professor Emerita in the School of Art History and Cultural Policy, University College Dublin. Her publications include Nineteenth-Century Irish Sculpture, Native Genius Reaffirmed (Yale, 2010) and Sculpture 1600-2000, vol. 3 in the 5 vol. RIA Art and Architecture of Ireland (Yale 2015). She was awarded the RHA Gold Medal 2015. In 2016/17 she held the Terra Foundation Senior Fellowship at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, where she was working on Irish-American sculptors.




Emmet Dalton, Somme Soldier, Irish General, Film Pioneer

Sean Boyne

  • 📅Tuesday, March 3, 2020
  • 🕥10:30 - 12:00

Emmet Dalton was born in America in 1898 and taken by his Irish-American parents to live in Drumcondra, Dublin while still a small child. As a 1st Lieutenant with the Royal Dublin Fusiliers, he won the Military Cross for bravery at the Battle of the Somme. He became the IRA’s Director of Training during the War of Independence.

During the talks in London on the Anglo-Irish Treaty, he acted as adviser to the charismatic Michael Collins. When the republican movement split on the issue of the Treaty, he remained loyal to Collins, whom he idolised, and was in charge of the artillery that bombarded the IRA garrison in the Four Courts at the start of the Civil War.

As a Major General in the Free State Army, aged only 24 years, he led the seaborne invasion of Cork which turned the tide of war against the IRA. He was travelling in a touring car with Collins when the ‘Big Fellow’ was shot at Bealnablath on 22 August,1922.

Dalton subsequently became first Clerk of the Irish Senate, and later in life was involved in the film business in England, ultimately setting up Ireland’s first film studio, Ardmore, in Bray, County Wicklow. He died on his 80th birthday in 1978.

Sean Boyne was educated at O’Connell School which Dalton himself attended, and also attended UCD, graduating with a degree in History and Politics. He pursued a career in journalism, and is now retired. He has written a number of books, the most recent being a biography, ‘Emmet Dalton, Somme Soldier, Irish General, Film Pioneer’ (2014).




W.B.Yeats as Poet

Stella Mew

  • 📅Tuesday, March 24, 2020
  • 🕥10:30 - 12:00




A Visit to the W.B.Yeats Exhibition at The National Library


  • 📅Tuesday, March 31, 2020
  • 🕥10:30 - 12:00 the Library!