Dublin City Public Libraries made it on to the RTÉ Radio One History Show last Sunday evening (27th May) when Enda Leaney of the Libraries' Digital Projects' Section talked to show host Myles Dungan about the Dublin City Council Photographic Archive, the online image gallery and the associated roadshows taking place throughout the libraries (two still to go this May!).
The podcast of the Show is available on the RTÉ Radio One History Show page and can either be listened to online or downloaded for listening to on your portable player.
From the RTÉ Radio One History Show website:
"Images dating back to the early 20th century, including shots of derelict Dublin in 1913 and the Civil War in 1922, are included in the Dublin City Libraries photographic collection which catalogues life in the capital over the last 100 years.
Most of them were taken by Dublin City Council staff since the 1950s and depict day-to-day life as well as historic events such as the blowing up of Nelson’s Pillar in 1966 and the 1974 Dublin bombings.
As part of the Bealtaine Festival, Enda Leaney of the digital projects section with the Dublin City Public Libraries has been visiting local libraries in the capital with a selection of these photos. The aim – to encourage people who have been witnesses to 20th century history to get talking about their memories."