The next IAPH event is a workshop co-organised with the Dublin City Libraries and Archives. It is entitled Practising Public History: An introduction, and will take place on Saturday 22 June, in the Gilbert Library, Pearse Street, between 10 am and c. 2.30pm.


Seven speakers, all of whom have practised Public History in different ways, will speak about their experiences and their activities in this field.

The speakers are Tara Doyle & Mary Muldowney (Historians in residence Programme, Dublin City Council), Orla Egan (Archivist, Cork LGBT Archive), Cecile Gordon (Senior Archivist, Irish Military Archive), David Swift (Living History Group, Claiomh), John Tierney (archaeologist and co-founder of the historic graves project) and OisĂ­n Wall (Centre for the History of Medicine in Ireland, UCD).

Aside from the presentations, this workshop will also include a tour of the Gilbert Library Reading Room and of the Dublin Camera Club exhibition, where participants will have the chance to view some of the holdings of Dublin City Archives.

The presentations by the above speakers are free for all to attend, and all are welcome. It is not necessary to sign up to attend the talks. Simply turn up on the day.

Please be aware, though, that only a limited number of persons can participate in the tour of the reading room/archive (max 30 persons, divided into two sequential tours of 15 persons)! It is thus necessary to sign up for it. You can do this by emailing

Please keep an eye on the IAPH and DCLA websites, as well as our social media channels, for further updates.