Dublin City Library – Exhibition on Jacob’s biscuit factory

The Dublin City Library on Pearse Street, Dublin, is hosting an exhibition using material from the Jacob’s factory archives, now in possession of the library. The exhibition runs from 8th September to 28th October 2017.

There is also a talk about Jacobs on 5th October 2017 at 1pm in the library.

Plaque unveiling

H/T to John Gibbons for bringing to my attention the following event:

Unveiling of plaque to William Dargan

You are also invited to special event at Portlaoise Railway Station on Fri. Aug 25th at 11.30 am for the unveiling of a plaque to commemorate the 150th anniversary of William Dargan. He was a native of Co Laois, was the greatest entrepreneur and philanthropist in the 19th century. Among many of his projects he built most* of the country’s railway network. There is also a memorial garden and information panels being unveiled on the same occasion.

*I would have said a significant proportion but not most.