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History of Dublin’s Cattle Market to be explored at festival

A history of the Dublin Cattle Market is one of 200 events taking place at the Dublin Festival of History, which returns this year with its largest programme yet from September 25th to October 15th.

Taking place in Phibsboro Library, Blacquiere Bridge, Phibsboro, on Wednesday, September 27th, 2023, at 6:30 pm, this talk will examine the history of the Dublin Cattle Market from its opening in 1863 to its closure in 1973.

Dublin City Council Historian in Residence for Dublin Central, Mary Muldowney, and researcher and agricultural journalist, Dr Declan O’Brien, will discuss their research on the market.

O’Brien has penned a book entitled, The Dublin Cattle Market’s Decline, 1966-1973, which has been published by Four Courts Press LTD.

The market was considered to be an institution in the Irish livestock sector, selling up to 6,000 cattle per week, to buyers across the country, England, Scotland and the Continent.

Remaining traces

Their discussion will have a particular emphasis on the testimonies of people who lived and worked in the market and the surrounding area.

The Dublin cattle market was once one of Dublin’s most important workplaces.

The remaining traces of its existence rely on the memories of people like those who contributed to this research project.

Anyone with stories about the market and its place in the Dublin 7 area will be welcome to share them.

Those wishing to attend the talk are asked to make their booking with Phibsboro Library by calling 012228333, or emailing this address – [email protected]

All events are free and are organised by Dublin City Libraries in partnership with Dublin City Council Culture Company. Events will take place in library branches throughout the city and county.

About Dublin Festival of History:

The Dublin Festival of History is brought to you by Dublin City Council, and organised by Dublin City Libraries, in partnership with the Dublin City Council Culture Company.

Now in its eleventh year, the festival works with local libraries, national and local partners, and the Dublin City Historians in Residence, who all contribute to the festival programme along with the festival team.

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