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Dublin's Craft and Trade Skills from the 20th Century to today

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6:00 pm

The event is a collaboration between Breda Haugh – jeweller, a tenant of the Design Tower, Trinity East with Unit 18 – Trinity College Dublin’s Community space.

The purpose of the evening is to celebrate old and new craft skills in Pearse Street and its surroundings where there is a strong industrial history.

Early in the twentieth century a wide range of craft-based trade businesses operated – cap makers, court dressmaking, carriage makers, wood carvers and gilders, stone carvers, art metalwork, enamellers, jewellery manufacturing and cutlery makers.

More recently important industries comprised Hammond Lane foundry – now Trinity East, Tonge and Taggart foundry, The Irish Glass bottle company, Raleigh Bicycles, Boland’s Mills and the ESB.

Our event will comprise presentations by Prof. Ciaran O’Neill, a specialist in 19th century industry and his colleague Dr Billy Shorthall, Research Fellow, Trinity College. They will speak on craft trade industry in 20th Century Pearse Street.

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  • No advanced booking required
  • Suitable for all audiences
  • Ground floor access, one small step


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