Animal Gangs: Myth & Reality Thursday, 13 October at 7pm

History Ireland Hedge School

Animal Gangs: Myth & Reality
Thursday, 13 October at 7.00pm


The so-called ‘Animal Gangs’ are a staple of Dublin folklore, remembered by some as Robin Hood figures who protected the poor, or as brutal thugs whose nickname reflected their savagery. The story of the Animal Gang sheds light on the social history of inner city Dublin in the 1930s, when some of its inhabitants came to the attention of both paramilitaries and the police, and ended up passing into urban legend.

A discussion with John Gibney (History Ireland), Donal Fallon (UCD) and Brian Hanley (St Patrick’s College, Drumcondra).

All welcome. Booking not required.

 
NLI Reference: CLON55
NLI Reference: CLON55
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