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Category: History

Festival of Football History – From Confession Box to Penalty Box

Mick O’Flanagan was a rarity among Irish sportsmen. Capped at international level  for Ireland in both soccer and rugby, the Bohemians and Lansdowne RFC  player also had a  bit part in Belfast Celtic’s football farewell.

Journalist Pádraig Coyle tells the tale of O’Flanagan’s six week odyssey in North America

SOLD OUT! Walking Tour – St. Brendan’s Hospital

Grangegorman Histories is offering guided walking tour of the historic site of St Brendan’s Hospital. Tour will last approximately 1 hour.

The tour will complement the session by Lianne O’Hara and Brendan Kelly in Doyle’s Corner at 5pm on the same day. Poet Lianne O’Hara will read from a series of new poems commissioned by Grangegorman Histories, exploring the lives and experiences of patients and staff at St Brendans Phsychiatric Hospital. Brendan Kelly, Professor of Psychiatry, TCD, will give a brief overview of the history of Grangegorman and read from his book Asylum: Inside Grangegorman.

Meeting at the Broadstone Luas stop at 1pm or 3pm depending on the tour you’ve booked.

The walking tour will take place throughout the TU Dublin campus and not in any building, or difficult to access places. If you have any access requirements that we can assist you with, so that you can fully engage with our event, please let us know by contacting our access officer, in advance of the event, by email at


Festival of Football History – Bohemian Way Walking Tour

The Bohemian Way is a journey through Dublin 7, examining the social history of Phibsborough through the lens of Dalymount, the home of Irish Football and Bohemian FC. which sit at its heart. As you explore this part of the city you will hear the interwoven stories of the history of our football club and the wider social, economic and revolutionary history of our city. The tour will be led by Bohemian FC historian Gerard Farrell and will take between 60-80 minutes – beginning and ending at Dalymount Park.

The Patients All Seemed Happy – Poetry Reading

Poet Lianne O’Hara will read from a series of new poems commissioned by Grangegorman Histories, documenting the experiences of patients and staff at Grangegorman Mental Health Hospital. She will be joined by Professor of Psychiatry Brendan Kelly, author of Asylum: Inside Grangegorman.