Teatime Talk: The makings of the people's game - football in Dublin 1880 -1970
When: Wednesday 10th February at 7pm
Where: Online via Zoom
In this free online talk, Gerard Farrell of the Bohemian Foundation talks about one of Dublin’s most popular pastimes.
Initially emerging as a minority pursuit in the city's elite schools and universities in the 1880s, football in Dublin enjoyed spectacular growth as both a game to be played and one to be watched and enjoyed. By the early 20th century soccer began to enjoy mass popular appeal, due in many ways to its easy accessibility. All you needed was a ball (often fashioned out of rags or balled up newspapers) and a pair of jumpers for goalposts and the streets of Dublin were the pitch.
This is the story of Dublin and how it grew to love the beautiful game.
Book your place for this free online talk.