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Revolutionary Clondalkin

Guided Walk with Liz Gillis

DateMonday October 16th
VenueClondalkin Library
AdmissionFree - Booking essential
Time 11am

Join Decade of Centenaries Historian in Residence for South Dublin County, Liz Gillis on this walk through Clondalkin Village, exploring the area’s rich links with our revolutionary past, including stories of the Easter Rising, War of Independence and Civil War.

Walk duration is approximately 90mins.

Liz Gillis is the Decade of Centenaries Historian in Residence for South Dublin County.

She has a degree in Modern Irish History and specialises in the Irish Revolutionary period. She is a lecturer at Champlain College Dublin and has worked as a researcher on The History Show on RTE Radio, a curator on the RTE 1916 Centenary Project, as a tour guide in Kilmainham Gaol, and as historical consultant on projects including the Custom House Visitor Centre and Hyatt Centric Liberties Hotel. She is the author of several books including Revolution in Dublin: A Photographic History 1916-1923, Women of the Irish Revolution, and May 25: Burning of the Custom House 1921. She was the recipient of the Dublin City Lord Mayor’s Award in 2018 for her contribution to history and was co-organiser of the online conference to mark the centenary of the burning of the Custom House in May 1921.

Liz believes in telling the national story from the local perspective and is passionate about getting people interested in history.