Thursday 4 July 2019

Richmond Barracks' Mondays at the Mess podcasts

The Mess cafe at Richmond Barracks,
off Buffin Road, Inchicore, Dublin 8.
Looking for some more podcasts to extend your knowledge of Irish political, social and cultural history? Dublin's Richmond Barracks, which opened as a museum, exhibition and cultural centre three years ago, has been hosting a popular monthly lecture series called Mondays at the Mess. The lectures are presented by historians, authors and archivists, with wide-ranging historical themes covering national and Dublin issues and events.

While there's a €5 admission fee to attend the talks in person, all visitors are treated to tea and a scone.

For those unable to attend, more than 20 of the talks can now be enjoyed online, free. No tea and scone, but there's nothing to stop you putting on the kettle and grabbing a jammie dodger from the biscuit jar.

The following selection of lecture titles should give you a taste of what's on offer:

Momento mori : Post-mortem photography and child mortality in early 20th century Dublin, with Orla Fitzpatrick

Independence and Dependants – The Military Service (1916-1923) Pensions Collection, with Robert McEvoy

Gala Days – Executions in Late Medieval Dublin, Dr Áine Foley

The Beautiful Game in Dublin: Early Days and Glories, with Donal Fallon

The Devout and the Deviant (issues around the 1935 Criminal Law Amendment Act which dealt with sexual crime and sexual activity), with Molly O’Duffy

Grave Matters – Death and Dying in Dublin from 1500 to the present, with Lisa Marie Griffith

Votes for Women: Suffrage in the Suburbs, with Maeve Casserly

Here's the link to view the Mondays at the Mess podcasts menu.