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Friday, 1 December 2017

Smithfield's Street Stories Festival, 1-3 December

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The Street Stories Festival 2017, organised by the Stoneybatter & Smithfield People's History Project, gets underway this evening at 7:30pm at the Capuchin Day Centre, Bow Street, Dublin 7. Liz Gillis will give a talk on Kathleen Clarke: Guardian of the Flame. She will also launch the Project's latest publication: The The Women of 1916: They Didn't Go Away, and a map of revolutionary Stoneybatter and Smithfield. Details.

Four talks will be presented tomorrow afternoon (Noon–5pm) at The Cobblestone bar on Smithfield Square (click image for topic titles, speakers and times), and the evening fundraising event – Dublin in the Rare Auld Rhymes – features a great line-up of musicians, singers and story-tellers. Details.

On Sunday, at the civilised hour of 2pm, there's a walking tour of Revolutionary Smithfield and Stoneybatter with Alan MacSimon and Terry Crosbie; meet at 2pm outside the Cobblestone bar.