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John Kelleher                                     
Mount Merrion Historical Society
(c) 2016 Mount Merrion Historical Society
                8.00pm, Thursday 5th May, 2022
Fitzwilliam Rooms 
            Mount Merrion Community Centre
Dr Beatrice Doran
From the Grand Canal to the Dodder
                    Illustrious Lives
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The Dublin suburbs situated between the Grand Canal and the River Dodder is an area that was, and continues to be, home to poets, writers, artists, politicians, and academics. Those featured in Beatrice’s book include Mother Mary Aikenhead, Brendan Behan writer, Sophie Bryant who was a Mathematician and Suffragette, James Franklin Fuller, Architect, Seamus Heaney Poet and Nobel Prize-winner, Mary, Lady Heath, Aviator and international athlete, and Jack B. Yeats, the well-known Irish artist.
In her talk Beatrice will introduce us to the lives of some other fascinating people who once lived on the leafy roads of what we now call Dublin 4.
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Dr Beatrice Doran was educated at Muckross and University College Dublin.  She has a BA and is  also , a graduate of UCD Library School.  She went on to study at the Smurfit Business School where she obtained an MBA and Ph.D.  Beatrice has worked in the RDS (Royal Dublin Society) Library, the Library of the University of Ulster, and University College Cork, where she was Acting University Librarian. She was appointed Director of the RCSI (Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland) Library in 1991 and was responsible for writing the Brief for the new Library in the Old Mercer building. She is a former president of The Library Association of Ireland and a former Vice President and Organiser of the Cork Historical and Archaeological Society.  Today she is a member of the Ballsbridge, Donnybrook & Sandymount Historical Society, the Royal Society of Antiquaries and the Royal Dublin Society. In recent years Beatrice has published two books on the history of Donnybrook which are still in print.