See & Do

  • Dark Stains on the National Conscience

Readings & Lectures

Diarmaid Ferriter is one of the most important historians working in the field of modern Irish history today. The UCD Professor has been widely published, and he frequently works in television, casting light on how life was in the last century.

A lot of Ferriter’s work has explored culture and morality; he has thoroughly studied what society was like for children in our not-too-distant past.

Using empirical research methods - visiting archives and searching for helpful primary source material - Diarmaid has developed an authentic and thoughtful perception of children throughout history.

He will speak in particular about institutions, the cruelty with which kids were often treated, and the societal and cultural pressures which led to that treatment.

This is going to be a very enlightening talk about a bygone era, in which children were seen and not heard. Be there as Diarmaid gives a voice to lost children at the Little Museum of Dublin.



15 St Stephen's Green






  • Wed, 13 December 2017 19:00 - 20:00
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