An invitation from The Old Dublin Society to 138 Pearse Street LIBRARY, D2 on Wednesday, February 22 at 6pm for a talk on

Francis Smyth and Sons, Dublin umbrella manufacturers, 1836-1967

by Gregory Young, member of the family and an Old Dublin Society member


All are welcome!


Spring 2017 Programme

Dublin City Library & Archive Conference Room, 138-144 Pearse St., Dublin 2

All lectures begin at 6.00pm. Admission free – all welcome

February 8, Wednesday: Dublin’s Sporting Heritage and the development of Dublin

Ci ty Sports Archive Ellen Murphy*

February 22, Wednesday: Francis Smyth and Sons, umbrella manufacturers, Dublin,

1836-1967 Gregory Young

March 8, Wednesday: ‘King of all Balloons’: the first flight across the Irish Sea to Holyhead

in 1817, and other Dublin aerial escapades Mark Davies*

March 22, Wednesday: Open Evening:

Bring along items of historical interest for display and discussion

Also a presentation on Old Dublin Society’s website and library

April 12, Wednesday: The Light that Failed: the 1957 Dundrum railcar collision

James Scannell

April 26, Wednesday: The Life and Times of J. B. Malone, founder of the Wicklow Way:

map-maker, soldier, historian and author Michael Fewer*

*Guest Speaker